Points of Interest

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Joshua Tree and surrounding desert areas 
 

  • Joshua Tree National Park
    • For ranger guided walks, talks, and evening programs.  Weekly schedules are available at entrance stations and visitor centers.  Closest entrance and visitor center is located at 6554 Park Blvd. Joshua Tree 8:00 am-5:00 pm 760-366-3723, www.nps.gov/jotr, www.joshuatree.org
    • Admission: $15 7-day Vehicle Permit, $5 Single Entry (ON FOOT), $30 Annual Pass
  • Joshua Tree Retreat Center and Spa
    • 59700 29 Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree, CA 92252 Ph. 760-365-8371
    • Call for Tours: donations
    • Offers: Unique and historical architecture designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright and son Lloyd.  It is a sacred site (laid out on a hexagonal grid), with over 17 vortexes.  Labyrinth, Joshua Tree’s Healing Chalice Well (replica of the Chalice Well in England – designed using sacred geometry, has an amazing healing effect).  Crystal Piano – only 100 in the world.  Massage, Water Therapy
  • Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    • 11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley 760-363-7190 www.bigmorongo.org
    • Admission: Donations Welcome, 7:30 AM-Sunset  Monday-Friday
    • Offers: Desert marshland – hiking paths, bird watching, tours
  • Hi-Desert Nature Museum
    • 57116 Twentynine Palms Dr, Yucca Valley 760-369-7212 www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org
    • Admission: Donations Welcome, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Tuesday-Sunday
  • Joshua Tree & Southern Railroad Museum
    • 8601 Willow Lane, Joshua Tree 760-366-8503 www.jtsrr.org
    • Call for access, the gate is locked at all times.
  • The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden
    • 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert 760-346-5694 www.livingdesert.org
    • Admission: Season $12.50 August 30- June 15 7 Days a Week 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Admission: Summer $9.50 June 16–August 31. Open 7 Days a Week 8:00 Am- 1:30 PM
  • Moorten Botanical Gardens
    • 1701 South Palm Canyon, Palm Springs 760-327-6555 www.palmsprings.com/moorten/index.html
    • Admission $3.00, Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Closed Wednesday.
  • Gubler Orchids 
    • 2200 Belfield Blvd, Landers 800-482-5377 or 760-364-2282www.gublers.com
    • Offers: One of the nation’s largest orchid growers, tours available
    • Monday-Saturday 1:00 AM-3:30PM
    • Orchid Festival: October 3 10:00 Am-5:00 PM, October 4 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Admission is free
  • Pipes Canyon Preserve
    • 760-369-7105 www.pipescyn@wildlandsconservancy.org
    • 37 Square Miles of wildlife habitat and hiking trails. Visitor facilities open from dawn to dusk and include trailhead parking. Day Use free of charge.
  • Giant rock
    • Located at the end of Giant Rock Road in Landers
    • Giant Rock is reputed to be the World’s largest free-standing boulder and was held sacred by the Native Americans of the area. It was a landmark where Northern and Southern tribes met each year. Since those times, Giant Rock has been host to numerous mysteries: German Spies, an explosive death, mysterious tubes leading underground, giant UFO Conventions and more! In early 2000 Giant Rock broke into two pieces. A sign of the millennium or just a campfire that got too hot?
  • Uprising Adventure Guides
    • PO Box 129, Joshua Tree 888-CLIMB-ON (254-6266) www.uprising.com
    • All levels from beginner to advanced, groups and individual climbs
    • Rates start at $125.00 per session
  • Integratron
    • 2477 Belfield Blvd, Landers 760-364-3126 www.integratron.com
    • Tours: Tuesday-Sunday by appointment only, $15/person-$60 minimum
    • Private Sound Bath $55 1 person, $35 each for 2 people. Public Sound Bath $10/person. Credit Cards are not accepted on site, bring cash or pay online.
    • $5 Donation requested, Call ahead to make arrangements, the gate is always locked
    • Offers: Rejuvenation Sound Chamber
  • Desert Christ Park
    • 6929 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley www.desertchristpark.org
    • Antone Martin’s first statute of Christ was dedicated Easter Sunday, April 8, 1951, with more than 35 sculptures in subsequent years until the artist’s death in 1961.
  • Noah Purifoy Sculpture Garden
    • By Appointment Only, 213-382-7516 www.noahpurify.com
    • An installation sculpture park built by the artist made primarily out of scavenged and donated materials.
  • Free Summer Concerts in the Park (Saturdays 8:00 pm)
    • Yucca Valley Community Center—Park Area
  • Pioneertown
    • www.pioneertown.com 
    • Old movie set for over 20 motion pictures and TV shows including “The Cisco Kid” and the Gene Autry Show. Has since been turned into a real town.
  • Pioneer Bowl (Bowling) in Pioneer Town
    • 53613 Mane St, Pioneertown 760-365-6865 (was the sound stage for the movie set)
    • Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Gun Fighters for Hire/Pioneertown Posse 
    • Free performances April-October; Sundays @ 2:30 pm on Mane Street Pioneertown
  • Whitehorse Ranch 760-364-2560 www.whitehorseranch.com
    • Monday – Sunday, No charge
    • A gathering place for old West enthusiasts. Movie set, prop rentals and authentic reenactments. Location for over 20 motion pictures and TV shows.
  • Indian Canyons-Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
    • Palm Canyon Hikes, 38520 South Palm Canyon, Palm Springs 760-323-6018
      • Admission $8.00, Guided Hikes $3.00 Additional
      • October-July 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Open Daily
      • July-September 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    • Tahquitz Canyon Hikes, 500 West Mesquite, Palm Springs 760-416-7044
      • Admission $12.50
      • October-July 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Open Daily
      • July-September 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Oasis of Murals
    • Unique mural exhibit throughout 29 Palms
    • Free: tour yourself (See attached for Mural location guide and directions)
  • Old school house museum
    • 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms 760-367-2366 www.msnusers.com/29palmsjistoricalsociety
    • September-June: Wednesday-Sunday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, July-August: Saturday-Sunday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    • Admission: Donations gladly accepted
    • Restored 1927 School house featuring local history displays.
  • 29 palms art gallery
    • 74055 Cottonwood Drive, 29 Palms 760-367-7819 www.29palmsartgallery.com
    • Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 PM-3:00 PM, Summer: Friday-Sunday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Admission: Donations gladly accepted.
    • Owned & operated since 1963. Features monthly art shows and weekly paint outs.
  • World famous crochet museum and art queen gallery
  • Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
    • 67616 East Desert View Avenue, Desert Hot Springs (760) 329-7610 www.cabotsmuseum.org
    • Hopi style home of the discoverer of Desert Hot Springs’ world-famous award winning water. Gallery featuring local artists. Known as the “Oldest Green Museum in America”.
    • Open 7 Days a week, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Admission $8.00
  • Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
    • 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs 760-322-4800 www.psmuseum.org
    • Admission $12.50
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday 12 pm - 8 pm; 4-8 p.m. free admission sponsored by the City of Palm Springs
  • Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
    • Information, Tickets and Tours 760-830-6213
  • Palm Springs Tramway
    • One Tramway Road, Palm Springs 888-515-TRAM www.pstramway.com
    • Admission: Regular $22.25, Twilight (After 3PM) $19.25, Ride & Dine $35.50
    • Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 8 PM, Weekends & Holidays 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Joshua Tree Lake (Fishing)
    • 2601 Sunfair Rd, Joshua Tree 760-366-1213 www.jtlake.com info@jtlake.com
    • Fishing Admission: $7.50, 8:00 AM – Dusk, Open 7 Days a Week
    • To Keep Fish: Bluegill $1.50/lb, Catfish $3.00/lb, Bass-Catch & Release only

 
 

WELL BEING

SPAS:

  • Joshua Tree Retreat Center and Spa
    • 59700 29 Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    • Call for Tours: donations
    • Spa: Labyrinth ($0), Vippasana Meditation (By Donation), Tai Chi $50/hour, Yoga, Sweat Lodge 1-30 people $150 + wood, Drum Circle $5, Outdoor Amphitheater & Fire pit, Silent Pool (No cell phones, or chat), Massage ($90+), Water Therapy ($75+).  Sign up: donation membership

 
 

  • Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel
    • 10805 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, 800-660-0468, www.dhsspa.com
    • Monday & Wednesday $5., Tuesday $3., Thursday (Men’s Day) $3, Friday (Ladies Day $3 (Men $5), Saturday & Sunday $7, Monday through Thursday after 3p.m. $3, Friday-Sunday after 3 p.m. $6, Holiday Periods $8
    • Offers: 8 pools, dry sauna, and locker room, poolside food and beverage service
  • Two Bunch Palms
    • 67-425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 – 760 329-8791  www.twobunchpalms.com
    • Offers: Day spa ($25 resort fee is applicable for day spa guests).  Various pricing for massage and spa services
    • Massage Services ($120+), Water Therapies ($80-$130), Body Treatments ($140+), Mud Bath ($80-120), Facials ($120+), Manicures & Pedicures
  • Living Waters
    • 13340 Mountain View Road, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, 760 329-9988 or 866 329-9988, www.livingwatersspa.com
    • Day spa: European Style clothing optional mini-resort
    • $45 per day
  • Instant Karma Yoga 
    • 61738 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 310-383-2309
    • $60 for 1 hour, $75 for 1.5 hours, $90 for 2 hours
    • www.instantkarmayoga.com
    • Offers: Regular Scheduled Classes and private instruction
  • Tai Chi Chuan
    • Joshua Tree Retreat and Spa (See listing above)

 

SERVICES 

Rock Climbing/Hiking

 

GOLF COURSES

  • Desert Dunes Golf Club
  • Desert Winds Golf Course
    • 29 Palms Marine Base 760-830-6132
    • $30/$40 Holidays. Need Valid ID, Car Insurance & Car Registration to get on base
  • Sands RV & Golf Resort
    • 16400 Bubbling Wells Rd, Desert Hot Springs 800-772-7808
    • $18 for 9 holes, $12 replay, $14 per cart
  • Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course
    • 4733 Desert Knoll Dr, 29 Palms 760-367-5770
    • $13 for 9 holes, $21 for 18 holes, Cart: $19 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes

 

HORSEBACK RIDING

  • Joshua Tree Ranch
  • Yucca Valley Equestrian Center
  • Coyote Ridge Stables
    • 50639 Panorama, Morongo Valley 760-363-3380 www.coyoteridgestables.com
    • Free - $130 depending on type of ride, see attached list.

 

SHOWS:

  • 29 Palm Theatre
    • 73673 Sullivan Road, Twentynine Palms 760-361-4151 www.theratre29.com
    • Rates & times vary by performance, call or visit web site for more information
  • Hi Desert Playhouse
    • 61231 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-3777 www.hidesertplayhouse.com
    • Rates and times vary by performance, call or visit web site for more information
  • Groves cabin theatre
    • 8768 Desert Willow Trail, Morongo Valley 760-365-4523 www.grovescabintheatre.org
    • Intimate venue with a history of producing critically acclaimed and award-winning plays.
    • Showtimes: Saturdays 8:00 PM, Sundays 2:30PM. Admission is $10.00/person
  • Palm Springs Follies
    • 128 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 760- 327-0225 www.psfollies.com
    • Admission: Platinum $91.95, Gold $79.95, Silver $69.95, Balcony $59.95, Upper Balcony $49.95
    • Season November-May, Show times: Matinee 1:30 PM, Evening 7:00 PM, dates subject to change so call ahead.

Restaurants:

  • Sam’s Pizza & Indian Food: 61380 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-9511
  • Natural Sisters Café: 61868 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-3600
  • Royal Siam Thai Cuisine: 67599 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-2923
  • Santana’s Mexican Food: 61761 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-8297
  • Country Kitchen: 61768 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-8988
  • Crossroads Café: 61715 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-5414 (Closed Wed)
  • Park Rock Café: 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree 760-366-8200
  • Ricochet: 61705 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree 760-366-1898 (closed Tues)
  • Applebee’s: 57796 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-2900
  • Chen’s Chinese Restaurant: 57345 Twentynne Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-369-9566
  • Chilly Willy’s Fish & Chips: 55692 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-369-2069
  • Din Ho Chinese Restaurant: 56098 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-4353
  • John’s Place Burgers and Tacos: 56249 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-0144
  • Kimi Sushi: 7500 Camino Del Cielo, Yucca Valley 760-369-1122
  • La Casita Mexican Restaurant: 57154 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-5061
  • Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant: 55792 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-369-7164
  • Paradise Café: 58890 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-0015
  • The Rib Company: 56193 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-1663
  • Roadhouse Café: 57173 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley 760-365-5581 (Reservations Suggested)
  • Route 62 Old Time Diner: 55405 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-6311
  • Stefano’s Giardino Restaurant: 55509 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-228-3118
  • Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant: 56960Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-365-2521
  • Carrow’s: 57044 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley 760-228-1232
  • Wonder Garden Café 73511 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms 760-367-2429 (Vegetarian Fare)
  • Twentynine Palms Inn: 73950 Inn Ave, Twentynine Palms 760-367-3505
  • Happy Cooker Burgers: 49790 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Morongo Valley 760-363-6977

 

CASINOS & entertainment

  • Spotlight 29 Casino
    • 46200 Harrison St, Coachella Exit I-10 at Dillon, 760-775-5566 www.spotlight29casino.com
    • 7 Days a week, 24 hours a day
    • Call for show dates and times
  • Fantasy Springs Casino
    • 85-245 Indio Springs Pkwy, Indio, 800-827-2946 www.fantasyspringsresort.com
    • Gambling 7 Days a week, 24 Hours a day
    • Call for show dates and times
  • Agua Caliente Casino
    • 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage Exit I-10 at Ramon 888-999-1995 www.hotwatercasino.com
    • Gambling 7 Days a week, 24 Hours a day
    • Call for show dates and times
  • Spa Resort Casino
    • 401 East Amado Road, Palm Springs 888-9991995 www.sparesortcasino.com
    • Gambling 7 Days a week, 24 Hours a day
    • Call for show dates and times
  • Morongo Casino
    • 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon 800-252-4499 www.morongocasinoresort.com
    • Gambling 7 Days a week, 24 Hours a day
    • Call for show dates and times