Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

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Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch
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Anantha
Hamden, CT142 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Artistic. Stopped at this place en route to LA. This is very unique and well thought setup done using used bottles. Very calm setting. Nearly kept.
Written 24 January 2022
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my82pink
San Diego, CA186 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
We stopped by on the way to Vegas. It’s a good 2.5 hour drive from San Diego and was a good break. It’s along Route 66 nothing but plots of dirt land.

Depends on where you look, the hours listed may be different and I read that visitors come and the gates are locked. But I saw somewhere that they open at 7am and I emailed to confirm but never got a response. We took a chance and got there 8:45am. Surprisingly they were open with a sign that says “Welcome come on in”. It’s a wire gate with a latch that you let yourself in. We spent a total of 15 minutes.

It’s just a bunch of glass jars, antiques and iron works. Saw an old rusted cash register, sewing machine, hood caps, random various items large and small, high and low. Very photo worthy from all angles.
Written 16 January 2022
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Whitney
Mesquite, TX77 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Stopped by here during our Route 66 road trip and it was really cool! There was only one other group there and they left shortly after so it was a really peaceful experience. All you do is take photos, but it was still worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Written 30 November 2021
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Perkadventures
Banning, CA15,292 contributions
Oct 2021
Heading from Apple Valley findings we tracked down the bottle ranch. Gate was unlocked and sign said visit and we did. Wandered around this amazing place in the middle of no-where.

Many items are considered to be valuable and you should see and not steal. Worth your time to see this place on the side of the road. Leave a donation in the tip box near the rear of the ranch.
Written 15 October 2021
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flosventure
Arizona147 contributions
Aug 2021
I've heard of the Bottle Tree Ranch a while ago and I happened to be in the area so I thought I'll stop there, late on a Sunday afternoon. I was the only person there and there's no real parking, just at the side of the road. I've traveled the world but this place was one of the most bizarre places I've ever seen, in a very good way. It is a very unique experience, it's crazy to walk through all the trees and see all the things. Something you won't come by very easily and definitely a must-see in case you're around!
Written 3 August 2021
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Chris K
81 contributions
Apr 2021
This is a great and unusual stop while driving through Barstow. It's about a 30 minute or hour stop depending on how much time you want to spend looking at all the bottles and listening to the noises through the breeze. I spent an hour looking at all the different bottles and the kitschy items on top of all the bottle trees. Then as another reviewer suggested, I just sat, closed my eyes and just listened to the music of the bottles. I highly recommend it, good photos and it's free, Don't miss Tigger sitting in the tree as you enter or exit.
Written 16 April 2021
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LA_dweller
Joshua Tree, CA3,446 contributions
Feb 2021
If you're traveling on the 15 between Victorville and Barstow this is really a short detour, maybe 10 minutes. because the National Trails Hwy allows you to drive quite fast so it's a worthwhile detour! And the National Trails Hwy used to be known as Route 66 so it's historic in it's own right.

Plus some cool stuff on the route to see-observe-note on the left and right - I mean you're driving on the old route 66 - used to be a big train hub area. You drive by interesting large industrial plants, Giant cement plant, Roy Rogers Ranch, a huge quarry...

And near Victorville, take Adelanto Road (which is a short cut and connects to National Trails Highway) at the south to access or depart from Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch because then you'll also go by an airplane graveyard - which includes the old George AFB, US Army Reserve Aviation Center, Southern California Logistics Airport and across the street is a Federal and a State prison (used to be part of the AF base I think).

I don't know if the Bottle Tree Ranch opens at all anymore, but it doesn't matter. You can see everything by walking around and looking over the fence. Parking right in front or adjacent. It's right on the National Trails Highway. Definitely worth a look and fun to see all the work someone put into it. Obviously a welder, lol. A great addition to what can be a boring drive traveling up or down the 15.
Written 15 March 2021
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Eric G
Pasadena, CA621 contributions
Feb 2021
We stopped here, as planned, on our way to Calico. Unfortunately, the gate was locked (perhaps because it was a weekday, I'm not sure) so we could only view the bottle sculptures by walking around the perimeter fence. It was still worthwhile and interesting, but not as good as it would have been otherwise.

There is a large dirt parking lot, and since the "Ranch" is literally on the side of the road, it is easy to find.

It is clear that each individual bottle sculpture was lovingly and whimsically crafted by the late Mr., Long. The art form is at least in part deciding on the topper for each "bottle tree." The creativity is astonishing and well worth the 20 or so minutes it takes to look at everything.
Written 10 March 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Feb 2020
I loved this experience the Bottle Tree Ranch. There are so many.

There was a dog and he made rucus. However, he was behind the fence.

The sun was hitting on the Bottle Tree Ranch.

What a beautiful place.
Written 1 January 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Feb 2020
It is all about empty bottles. The sun shines on it and it is truly gorgeous. There were lots of bottles.

They had a fence, because they have a dog that does not likes customers. That was funny.

I will remember the reflections of those bottles. Wow!
Written 20 May 2020
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