Welcome to Roadside Peek's Roadside USA California Desert section.
With many thanks
to super eyewitness Ralph Squillace, photos from the Palm Desert/Indio were the first to hit this section.
Frey's Aerial Tramway Gas Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
A cultural landmark for generations, the Albert Frey Aerial Tramway
gas station has now been transformed into an art gallery. See this roadside delight and others at Roadside Peek'sRoadside Architecture California Desert.
Rancho Super Car Wash Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Zowee... it's.. it's .. an elephant! Rancho Super Car Wash off
of Palm Desert Highway in Rancho Mirage to be exact. Check out the auto treasure and others at Roadside Peek'sAutomobile Alley California Desert.
Courtesy Coffee Shop Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Check out this googie sign outside of the Courtesy
Coffee Shop in Blythe. Although the marquee still stands, the funny
object sticking up from the sign's crown disappeared a couple of years
ago. See other favorites at Roadside Peek'sRoadside Eateries California Desert.
Sky Harbor Realty
Yucca Valley, CA Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
The Sky Harbor Realty sign still lights up the sky in Yucca Valley. More eye catching signs from the California desert area can be found at Roadside Peek'sRoadside Signage California Desert.
Planters Hotel Photo courtesy Bill Herzog
The Planters Hotel is an old standout hotel in Brawley. Opened for business in February 1927, the Planters was visited by many famous celebrities like John Wayne and Clark Gable. Check out these old historic hotels at Roadside Peek'sRetrolook California Desert.
Brawley Theatre Photo courtesy Bill Herzog
Have a look see at the front of the Brawley Theatre. The theatre had been damaged in an earthquake in October 1979. See more of the old movie palaces at Roadside Peek'sGrand Theatre California Desert.
Beacon Bowl Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Traveling along Route 66 and interested in making a stop and bowl a few
games? Well, until a few years ago, you could've done so at the Beacon
Bowl in Barstow, CA. Check out this old bowling alley sign and more at Roadside Peek'sTen Pin Alleys California Desert
Motor Vu Drive-in Theatre Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Whew, what is that smell? On a hot, humid evening in Imperial, California,
the Motor Vu Drive-in Theatre sits and waits for its first car. Check out this ozoner and more at Roadside Peek'sDrive-in Theatres California Desert.
Calico Ghost Town Photo courtesy Chris & Ginger
Off the highway near Yermo and on the way to the Calico Ghost Town is this sign. See more of the roadside icons of the desert at Roadside Peek'sRoadside Icons California Desert.
Royal Hawaiian Motel
Baker, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Near the world's largest thermometer is this polynesian themed motel,
the Royal Hawaiian. Word is that this place has been a set for many a movie over the years. See this neon delight and more at Roadside Neon California Desert.