Attractions and events:
Explore Joshua Tree National Park.
Explore nearly 800,000 acres of some of the most fascinating geology found in the California desert of the Mojave Preserve. Experience and enjoy rock climbing, hiking, camping, birding, star gazing and incredible landscape nature photography. For more information about conditions and help you plan your visit through the park click on this link www.nps.gov/jotr. Check out the current visitors guide for maps and trail descriptions. Be sure to check out the schedule online to see if you can sign up for a ranger-led program which are fun, interactive, and help you get the most out of your park visit.
Sign up for a Desert Institute Class
Joshua Tree National Park Association is a nonprofit Organization . Take advantage of a wide range of programs that include educational adventures, seminars, family programs and courses on hiking, survival skills, and creative arts in the park, natural science and cultural history. These courses enable participants to experience the park in an engaging way alongside expert instructors who provide a personal and fun learning experience on these educational experiences.
The Mojave National Preserve :
The Mojave National Preserve is an easy day trip from Twenty-nine Palms. The Preserve’s unique landscape supports a diverse natural history while providing opportunities to explore western history, ancient geologic times, singing sand dunes, volcanic explosions, limestone caverns, and the largest Joshua tree forest.
SKY’S THE LIMIT Observatory and Nature Center:
Learn about ancient and modern astronomers and astronomical instruments old and new. Visit the Meditation Garden designed by Ray Yeager, which adheres to the discipline of Japanese Dry Landscape Garden. Evening Star Parties and special viewings occur on the site throughout the year and by special request. Visit the website for updates: Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. The 15-acre site is located at the top of south Utah Trail, just before the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park in Twenty-nine Palms. Phone (760)367-7222 for more info. Leave a message and we’ll get back to you!
Call and enquire about shows and schedules
Keys Ranch Tours:
Smith’s Ranch-Drive in Drive-in movies starts after sunset. For more info call (760)367-7713. www.29drive-in.com
Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park
Enjoy a “Living History” tour of the historic Desert Queen Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park and experience life in the early 1900s world of desert pioneers Bill and Frances Keys. Contact Joshua Tree National Park at (760)367-5500 for tours info.
Desert Wildflowers in the Spring:
During the spring wildflower season, more than 60 species of wildflowers can be seen in Joshua Tree National Park and in the surrounding desert areas of Twenty-nine Palms. Wildflower blooming varies from year to year, but generally occurs from February through May in the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, and Mojave National Preserve areas. Wildflower information is available at the Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters and Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms. Wildflower walks are offered at Joshua Tree National Park. Visitors can get wildflower updates at Joshua Tree National Park’s website: www.nps.gov/jotr or at Mojave National Preserve: www.nps.gov/moja.