History & Culture
While there’s plenty of modern lore, the most prolific history here is of the natural sort. The scenic wonders of San Bernardino County have drawn for generations, with countless attractions covering the vast expanse from its arid valleys to mysterious peaks. Mitchell Caverns, perched in the Providence Mountains at 4,300 feet, offers guided tours of its stalactite-lined limestone caves, while a turn off Route 66 into Mojave National Preserve will bring you to Amboy Crater, a 6,000-year-old volcanic cider cone. Kelso’s Sand Dunes are famed for its “singing sands”: hikers often slide down the dunes to create the low-rumbling “song” that can be heard and felt through the ever-shifting ground.