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M is for Musical Road: A Free to See #AtoZChallenge Post


Sign on side of road reads, "Musical Road Ahead"

I'm living in southern California this year, and decided to use my exploration of the area as my focus for the #AtoZChallenge. I'm concentrating on free to see places, though I will include locations that require a parking fee. This is the thirteenth post in the series. 

In the Antelope Valley, there are two musical roads. One is in Palmdale, on R. Lee Ermey Avenue (Ave. N), and the other is in Lancaster on Avenue G. The William Tell Overture plays in Lancaster, and makes me laugh every time due to off-key rendition and particularly its sustained flat note at the end. The Marine Corps Hymn plays in Palmdale, and if you drive the road at 45 mph, it sounds pretty good. I would suggest combining the musical roads with another attraction in the area, such as Blackbird Airpark. 

Here are two videos, the one from Lancaster taken almost 10 years ago, and the one from Palmdale taken a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!


  1. What fun! We have a road that "sings," they didn't mean for it to, it just does. Only one note, so it makes you happy it's not that long.

    1. The grooves in the road in Palmdale are only on the side of the road, so drivers can avoid the song if they want to. The road in Lancaster has two lanes in that direction, but only one lane plays the song.


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