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Kelso Depot

Mojave National Preserve, Kelso, CA 92309
+1 760-252-6108
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Worth a history stop!

The building is great looking and the history behind it and the area is a great read. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cg P
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Well presented

If you are passing through the Mojave, worth stopping here to see the history about the railroad... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Mojave National Preserve, Kelso, CA 92309
+1 760-252-6108

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building is great looking and the history behind it and the area is a great read. Well preserved location and nice museum of info to check out. A bit hot there in July 😉

Thank Cg P
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

If you are passing through the Mojave, worth stopping here to see the history about the railroad and look at the visitor information. All well presented. Plus clean toilets!

1  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We traveled by this old Train Depot for many many years when we had to bypass the i-15 because of traffic and were glad to stop in after 12 years, it's been converted into a visitors center / rest stop and well worth the visit....More

1  Thank UtahDaytripper
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This old railroad depot has been converted into a visitor center for the Mojave National Preserve. They did a great job, its a neat building. If you're in the area, make sure to stop and explore.

1  Thank Gomez22
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I stopped at the Kelso Depot hoping to pick up some sage wisdom on visiting the Mojave National Preserve from the visitors center. I left a bit disappointed as the National Parks ranger was fairly tight lipped and perhaps I didn't ask the right questions,...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We spent the late afternoon crossing the smaller dunes to get to the largest one, and made it up the big one just in time to catch a spectacular sunset.

Thank Suzannah T
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I always wonder how it is to work on one of these small museums within national parks. Even though Kelso Depot is not even located hours away from the closest towns, it still is pretty isolated. The exhibition is informative and even though we stopped...More

Thank iinen
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Seriously, if you decide to hike the Kelso dunes, you'll feel like you're right out of movie. It's a strenuous hike but totally worth it once you're on top of the -many- dunes. We didn't go to the highest one but the one next to...More

Thank seajanetravell
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. There are bathrooms outside and inside. Make sure to take a few minutes and walk through the inside. They sell a couple of drinks (Gatorade, Coke) but no other snacks (that we saw). This is not a place to stop and have...More

Thank ckralich1
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice side trip on a little-traveled road - we saw fewer than 20 cars in 20 miles. The dunes are a very pleasant surprise. Only slightly challenging to hike up for pretty views around the valley. Not many people around, and no motorized vehicles allowed...More

Thank j2ette
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