Desert View Tower The Desert View Tower has long been a landmark for travelers on Interstate 8. This odd four story structure was built by Burt Vaughn in 1922 to honor the pioneers who struggled across the arid desert. Today it houses an interesting museum which features a variety of things best labeled as "Americana." It also has a gift shop where one can purchase their own pieces of Americana. There are some interesting caves to the outside which were carved during the Depression by an out-of-work engineer named W.T. Ratliffe, and like the tower are a tribute to those early pioneers.
Admission to both the tower and the museum is $3 and is worth it if just for the incredible view.
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