Delta Queen car wash.

Delta Queen Car Wash

Field review by the editors.

Campbell, California

A car wash disguised as an old paddle wheel riverboat has kept the vehicles of Campbell sparkling for 50 years. We were surprised how crowded the Delta Queen was when we stopped by, with what appeared to be scores of cars queuing, in transit through the automated washing system in the river boat replica, or parked on the surrounding pavement, waiting to be buffed.

It's more than a typical car wash. The riverside theme is extended with wooden plankways and a water feature. There's a coffee shop, and a gift store with a carp tank. It's next to a Hooters... what more could you ask for in a car wash?

Delta Queen Car Wash

Address:
981 E. Hamilton Ave., Campbell, CA
Directions:
Hwy 17 exit 25, then drive east one block on E. Hamilton Ave. On the left, at the corner of Hamilton and Bascom Aves. Tough to park on some days.
Hours:
Daily 7 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
408-377-2525
Admission:
Free to look.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

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