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Jul 30th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Stop on I15 between LA and Las Vegas

I'll be driving with family from Pasadena to Las Vegas next month on I15

Rather than just driving straight through we were wondering if there are any sights to stop and see along the way. Maybe a certain exit to get off and see something.


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Jul 30th, 2013, 06:30 PM
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This time of year drive straight through. Get it over with.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Not a thing . . . drive straight through.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Drive!!!
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Jul 31st, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Just drive...
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Jul 31st, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Exit 1 in Nevada (Primm) has a big roller coaster at Buffalo Bill's casino. The world's tallest thermometer in Baker is not even worth getting off the highway for.
Make sure you have enough gas when you leave Pasadena to get to Las Vegas. The cheapest gas in LV that I saw was out Charleston toward Red Rock.
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Jul 31st, 2013, 08:56 AM
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Mojave National Preserve but not in August.
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Jul 31st, 2013, 08:58 AM
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You often recommend Primm and that roller coaster . . . But in August? really?!?
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Jul 31st, 2013, 10:25 AM
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You might stop for lunch in Barstow. We stop at the Train themed McDonalds, but there are more dining options at the same location.
I enjoy the drive from Barstow to Primm. Vast desert landscapes ,mountains and cacti. But there's no place to stop in August.
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Jul 31st, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Nothing worth stopping for in August unless you want lunch. Various fast food options in both Barstow and Baker. Some folks like the Mad Greek in Baker and La Domingo's in Barstow is OK for Mexican.
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Jul 31st, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Well obviously if you are going to Las Vegas you know it is hot.

Check the website for Mojave National Preserve and if you are traveling on a day that the Kelso Depot is open, you can take 40 east and drive thru from Kelbaker Road with a stop off at the Visitor Center on the way to 15.

I would only do this if you get an early start from Pasadena, though!
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Jul 31st, 2013, 07:22 PM
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There's that wacky, eerie, deserted "Rock A Hoola", America's first waterpark at the Newberry Springs exit :

lostamerica.com/photo-items/the-rock-a-hoola-waterpark/

vimeo.com/35909435

http://vegasseven.com/news/2010/july/01/all-dried
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Jul 31st, 2013, 09:13 PM
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It's a 3 1/2 drive, get a decent and somewhat short audiobook and go...
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Aug 2nd, 2013, 11:42 AM
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If you like to golf, the Primm Golf Course offers a great driving range with lots of space, two well groomed courses (Desert Course and Lake Course)and a beautiful club house to relax and take in a meal.

There's a log ride at the Buffalo Bill's resort at Primm.

Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas at Primm. http://www.fashionoutletlasvegas.com/

One thing to consider when making the drive from CA to NV is time of day. Fridays can be stop and go traffic from as far as Baker or even Barstow (depending if there is a holiday or special event in Las Vegas). Check traffic conditions: http://traffic.calit2.net/la/traffic.jsp?hwyid=49 and http://here.com/traffic/usa/las-vegas-nv There may be better I15 resources available.
Highway Radio: http://www.highwayradio.com/index3.php

Fill up with gas at Barstow or before. Pack an audio CD/MP3 and music (there's not much to listen to on the journey).
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Aug 2nd, 2013, 02:16 PM
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Is this an advertising site for realtors in Primm now.
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Aug 2nd, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Hey - Primm needs all the help it can get
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