Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | November 22, 2017

Highway to the Stars!

highway to the stars

70 years ago the first Highway to the Stars signs were installed along the route the mirror traveled to the Observatory.  The signs disappeared over the years but now they are back!  Thanks to the PMPO (Palomar Mountain Planning Organization) for assisting with this project, you see signs posted along the same road the mirror traveled to Palomar those seven decades ago.

You can also have your own sign! It is available at the Palomar Mountain General store in two sizes plus car decals.  Just in time for gifts!  You’ll see a nostalgic display including historical books telling of life on the mountain back in the days.

You are also invited to visit the Valley Center History Museum.  You can see a collection of photos and other items from 1938 and 1947 documenting the historic trip on the Highway to the Stars!

29200 Cole Grade Road

Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.




  1. How nice. RE Hazard got the contract to fetch the lens up South Grade, while workers were housed at the lodge. So I hear.

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