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Civic Musical Road

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Address: 3187 West Avenue G, Lancaster, CA 93536
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On our way home from the poppy preserve, we decided to find musical road. If coming from the preserve you will have to do a u turn. The signage for musical road is only on one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tucuxii
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San Bernardino, California
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San Bernardino, California
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way home from the poppy preserve, we decided to find musical road. If coming from the preserve you will have to do a u turn. The signage for musical road is only on one side so the first drive by we missed it. When we were coming from the other direction we saw the sign and basically stay... More 

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Santa Paula, California
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family really enjoyed driving down this short stretch of road multiple times. We experimented with slow, faster, windows down, windows up, etc. it was a lot of fun. The kids didn't recognize the tune and I believe the road is worn down causing the music to be flat. But we all enjoyed the concept of a musical road. It... More 

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Fremont, California
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5,231 reviews
3,377 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,672 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Lancaster and staying at the Best Western. Since its just a five minute drive (two freeway exits north) to get to the road that has the Musical Road on it, we loved driving it again. Its fun to do.

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Thank mini
St. George, Utah
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90 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fun to drive over the "musical" road and listen to a snippet of the William Tell Overture. We traveled it twice and varied our speed to hear it differently. You'd have to go well over the speed limit to hear it the way it normally sounds.

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Thank Carole A
Littlerock, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great place to take visitors. Drive at different speeds to get different sounds. Kids love it. See who can guess the song.

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Lancaster, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Set the cruise control for 55 and enjoy the groove from the specially grooved road. An easy side trip from the 14 Freeway!

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Thank Evan T
Union City, California
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We didn't know about the Musical Road until we read about it in the hotel's area guide. We decided to run over and check it out. It was a fun, quirky thing to do.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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210 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a short stretch in which the roadbed has been scored so the traveler hears a part of the William Tell Overture. If you drive over it at 55 mph (the speed limit) with your windows up, you get the best sound. Very fun.

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Thank CLC48
Mission Viejo, California
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62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Drive at 55 mph. Try it several times. We didn't roll the windows down so make sure you try it both ways. It's unique and fun!!!

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Thank socforward
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238 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My aunt, who lives in Lancaster, didn't even know about it. She's 90, and she had us drive it three times. She was tickled, and it was fun. There's no traffic to speak of, so you can do it as many times as your little heart desires. It's not a whole song, but enough to make you think about why... More 

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