California - Route 66
Amboy, California, is a nearly empty ghost town in California's Mojave Desert, roughly 60 miles northeast of
Twentynine Palms. It was once a major stop along
famous Route 66 but has seen much lower visitation since the opening of
to the north in 1973. Amboy
is home to the famous Roy's Motel and Cafe, a Route 66 Landmark
that is currently under renovation.
The town was named in 1883 by Lewis Kingman, a locating engineer for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. It is the first
in a string of alphabetical railroad stations in the Mojave Desert.