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The Bottle Tree Ranch

Take a road trip to one of the most unique and funky landmarks along Route 66, just south of Barstow.

The Bottle Tree Ranch, founded by Elmer Long, might be smack dab in "the middle of nowhere," but locals and travelers can agree that the place has become more than just a symbol of colorful bottles, windmills, and Route 66 memorabilia. It has also become a historical landmark that has been around since 2000.

As you walk through the bottle oasis, you'll notice rows of discarded bottles from just about every shape and size. If you listen carefully, you'll hear melodic tunes created by wind chime bottles hanging on metal trees.

Reporter Nic Cha Kim explores this haven of bottles, old school trinkets, and more.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Elmer Long, builder, The Bottle Tree Ranch
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