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Kelso Depot

Mojave National Preserve, Kelso, CA 92309
+1 760-252-6108
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too bad I was there on Wednesday!

Welcome respite while driving the long, empty desert highway through Mojave National Preserve, this... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018

An interesting history but well out of the way. We had a quick stop here on our coach tour on route... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
John B
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Mojave National Preserve, Kelso, CA 92309
+1 760-252-6108

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Welcome respite while driving the long, empty desert highway through Mojave National Preserve, this quaint, nicely restored train depot is home to a lovely visitor center, art gallery, and bookstore. Sadly, if you are unlucky enough to stop by on a Tuesday or Wednesday, you...More

1  Thank DesertFlower42
Reviewed 26 October 2017

An interesting history but well out of the way. We had a quick stop here on our coach tour on route from Las Vegas to Long Beach. What you see in the photos is all that is there. They do not sell coffee anly bottled...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Nicely restored station, we arrived to early to go inside (opens at 10.00). It is a long way from anything else, would be more worthwhile if there was more there. There is lots of space for them to add a engine or two with some...More

Thank queenb71
Reviewed 26 August 2017 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

2  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.

2  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

1  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

1  Thank iinen
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19 July 2015|
Response from Géza I |
I saw a viedo of it which was filmed back in 2013..I saw working electric light in its windows. Have you been there since you wrote this question ? :)
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