Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, Oro Grande

#37 of 370 in Things to do in California Desert
Must see · Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch is located in Oro Grande. To visit Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch and other attractions in Oro Grande, use our Oro Grande driving holiday site.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • This is such a unique place! I had never heard of it until a friend posted on Facebook that the man who did all this amazing work had died so I put it on my bucket list and that day another friend took me to see it. The sun was close to setting so the light really reflected beautifully off all the bottles. Not only are the bottles beautiful but they have so many antique signs, sewing machines, typewriters, telephones Etc. It's a walk through history and I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it for people of all ages. It's free and there's parking alongside.
  • It is worth a visit once. There are trees made of various kinds of bottles. We stopped here on our way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. I do not know if this is where people originally lived. However, there was a house and I felt that someone was managing this ranch.

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