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The Wheel Inn
Cabazon, California

Right next door to the life-size dinosaurs off the I-10 in Cabazon, California - and signified by the giant sign with the word "EAT" - is The Wheel Inn, a little truck stop that has been open 24/7 since 1964.

The Wheel Inn is one of those suspicious locations that you see when you are on your way to somewhere else. Do I eat there? Do I go for the more predictable-if-not-gross Denny's next door?

Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) was dropped off here by the mysterious truck driver Large Marge in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" (1985). Inside the dining-room there was a shrine set up to Large Marge, and Pee Wee met some of the locals and regular truck drivers.

In the Tears for Fears video, "Everybody Wants to Rule The World," Curt Smith stopped at the Wheel Inn to use the phone booth. The video is a glimpse of what the area was like in 80s before it was built up with chain restaurants.

Skip Denny's, skip Burger King - treat your self to a meal at the Wheel Inn. The diner serves marvelous food - breakfasts, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, and amazing pies and pastries made fresh daily. The authors of this site have made the trip for nothing else than a tuna melt and peach cobbler. Or, to make your Pee Wee adventure complete, you could have a tuna platter and milk shake - just make sure you don't lose your wallet.

The Wheel Inn
50900 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
Fax: 909-849-5093

8 October 2006
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