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Hot Dogs and Hot Planes in Atwater, California.

A May 2006 trip to Atwater by kustom57

Darlas Hot Dogs Photo, Atwater, California More Photos
Quote: The Castle Air Force Base that closed in 1995 still has a great aviation museum. Darla's Hot Dogs are not to be missed!

Hot Dogs and Hot Planes in Atwater, California.

Overview

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Atwater is a small community located just off of Highway 99 in the middle of California. Atwater has a great place for hot dogs called Darla's, a great air museum at the old Castle Air Force Base, and a few other interesting places to see.

Quick Tips:

You really need a car in Atwater. Correction; You really need a car with air conditioning in Atwater.

Don't miss out on Darla's Hot Dogs! They are the best in the West.

Best Way To Get Around:

See above. There doesn't seem to be any form of taxi service or bus service in this small community. Just getting to Atwater requires you to have a car.

Darla's Hot Dogs

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Restaurant

Darla's Hot Dogs Photo, Atwater, California
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Darla's is usually quite busy for such a small shop, but there is a reason that they are kept busy. The reason is that they make the best hot dogs in the state, bar none. I am not a hot dog fanatic, in fact, I usually don't like them very much unless I am at a ball game. Darla's Hot Dogs however, I make a special trip for those!Darla's is owned and run by Guy and Darla. They are a great married couple who work hard and don't skimp on their product! They make milkshakes with real ice cream scooped out in front of you! Guy makes all the hot dogs right at the counter, and you get to decide what items that you would like on them.If you want to know about some history of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 30, 2006

Darla's Hot Dogs
320 Bellevue Rd
Atwater, California

Castle Air Museum

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Attraction

Castle Air Museum Photo,
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The now defunct Castle Air Force Base which closed in 1995, held a large community of military personnel. Today, the troops are gone, but some of the planes are still there. Some of the planes still there are legendary! Where else can you find an F-106, a B36, and the baddest, blackest, SR-71 Blackbird in one place? A little known fact is that all of the SR-71's are still serviceable. They can be started up and put to use in a minutes notice. Most information that the public has about the Blackbird is information that has been leaked out. The planes capabilities are still confidential. To make sure that the plane stays that way, the Blackbird on display has a mylar cover over its w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 1, 2006

Castle Air Museum
5050 Santa Fe Drive
Atwater, California 95301
(209) 723-2178

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kustom57

kustom57
Turlock, California