Before Interstate 40 arrived through the southwest, there was Route 66, and before that the railroad. And if you traveled any of them to California, Needles was that first city to welcome you to the Golden State. The connection to Route 66 makes Needles proud of its history, but there is much more, much of which is on display at the Needles Regional Museum. The museum sits directly across from a massive train depot, the El Garces Harvey House, which once held a grand restaurant, hotel, and even dormitory that housed a group of iconic women, the Harvey Girls. Today, it’s virtually empty, and we got to step inside.A Visit to Needles, Home to Spike and the Remains of a Grand Train Depot
Always looking for interesting museums to visit.