“when you drive here music plays!”
At first, America’s musical road, located in Lancaster, California, was built as a commercial, but it became a hit with the locals that they decided to keep it, but not until after it drummed up a bit of controversy. The 1/4-mile long, Civic Musical Road was built on September 5, 2008 on Avenue K in Lancaster, California. The stretch of road between 60th Street West and 70th Street West had special grooves that were cute into the asphalt which, when driven over, played the Finale of the William Tell Overture. Just a few weeks after it was built residents complained to the city council about the level of noise and the road was unceremoniously paved over. When you visit stay on the far left lane of Avenue G, going westbound. It’s preferable if you drive 35 MPH to hear the rhythm of the melody. Some people believe the designers miscalculated the groove spacings, others say you just gotta hit the Honda Civic Musical Highway road going at 35 MPH to hear it best. Then, because people are so silly, more residents started complaining that it wasn’t there anymore, so two weeks later they re-built the road a bit further down on Avenue G between 30th Street West and 40th Street West. The new location was a couple miles away from where people lived and it was named Honda Civic Musical Highway. - Roadtrippers
If you drive back and forward REALLY quickly it sounds like youre scratching dope beats.
It's pretty underwhelming .dont come to Lancaster just for this road, you'll be disappointed
30th-40th it's pretty neat, sorta feel like you are missing it because there aren't any signs but it's definitely a interesting thing to do if it's not out of your way
ave g, just after 30th street, in the far left lane. so cool! didn't sound exactly like the song, but you could definitely make it out. accuracy probably based on going the right speed.
Short but sweet! Only a few minutes off the highway and worth a stop if you’re passing by.
Family travelling with three kids loved this. Recommended if it’s convenient.
This was so much fun we drove it multiple times. I wouldn't go super out of my way to do this, but if I was ever in the area again I would gladly return.
There is another musical road outside Albuquerque, NM. I was on it last June. Interesting idea, but like someone else said, if you're there, great, but I wouldn't make a special trip just for that experience.
I live there and drive that road frequently. 35 mph is a lie. If you really want it to sound right you have to hit that sucker at 90 mph, they didn't make it the same way they did the first time
If I drove over a road like this I would be backing up and moving forward to create a song so it would not be safe for anyone around me to get too close!
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