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Visit The Living Desert – Twentynine Palms

The Living Desert – This vast living museum of desert flora and fauna is a must-see for most visitors to the Coachella Valley. More than 400 species thrive here, including Mexican gray wolves, bobcats, mountain lions and golden eagles. The Village Watutu exhibit expands the desert experience to include the regions of Africa, so the collection also includes camels, zebras and cheetahs. In addition, Wildlife Wonders shows are held in the Tennity Amphitheater daily.


Working Hours:

Monday – Sunday : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The botanical gardens represent over 1,400 species, indigenous to the arid areas of North America and Africa. A state-of-the-art wildlife hospital allows visitors to interact with the staff while procedures are being performed on animals.

It’s not huge, you can walk everywhere in a few hours, even in the Palm Desert’s heat they have water fountains everywhere though the gardens! They have cute trains if you get tired, the charge for the ride is $6 extra for adults, $3 kids older than 3.

The other great aspect of the living desert are the extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great place to see lots of plants and exotic animals. This park is as much of a desert botanical garden as it is a zoo. This is an up close and personal interaction with the animals and game.

Book your stay at our 29 Palms CA hotel, Harmony Motel. Harmony Motel are fully loaded with air conditioning, heating, cable TV, telephones, kitchenettes, high open beam ceilings, and telephones with free local calls.

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