In real life
Barstow is located in the High Desert, a desert in California with an elevation of 4000 feet above sea level. The main real-life highways include, Interstates 15 and 40, and California Highways 247 and 58. Barstow mainly serves as a resting point to shop and eat before heading to Las Vegas. Interstate 15 provides transportation from San Diego to the Canadian border. Interstate 40 can be used to get to Arizona's Grand Canyon and to the East Coast, while California Highway 58 (known as the Barstow-Bakersfield highway from Interstate 15 to Interstate 5) serves as direct transportation to the Pacific Ocean, passing along the unincorporated area of Inyokern, and the city of Bakersfield. California Highway 247 provides direct access to Big Bear Lake and the Yucca and Coachella Valleys.
In The Fairly OddParents
When Timmy Turner was in Barstow, the M.E.R.F. Agents were trying to get and dissect him since they thought Timmy was an alien. The Eliminators were also there and trying to capture Timmy. Only the "Welcome to Barstow" sign is seen and no other buildings appear.
- Barstow is about 115 miles away from Los Angeles, about 115 miles from Primm and the Nevada border, and around 140 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.
- There are a few nearby lakes a few miles out of Barstow.
- Barstow is the western terminus for Interstate 40 and the eastern terminus for California Highway 58.