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There’s so much to explore. Take a look at some of our favorite adventures nearby.
Nature rich national parks and landmarks
Located just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, your options are endless. From incredible hiking to stunning vistas, we’re here to help you plan the perfect trip.
Joshua Tree National Park
Find incredible hiking and nature trails, ranger-lead tours of historic gold mines and homesteads, world-class rock climbing and bouldering, stunning biodiversity, and breathtaking starry night skies.
Mojave National Perserve
Wander the canyons on foot or by vehicle, climb and slide down sand dunes, explore lava tubes in extinct volcanoes, and explore evidence of human occupation from thousands of years ago.
California Desert National Monuments
Explore the three national monuments, Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains. Discover the natural beauty of the desert by traversing rugged trails and routes.
Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark
Hike among lava chunks surrounded by a colorful display of wildflowers for panoramic views of a dormant volcano crater, surrounding mountains, and view of the nearby Mojave National Preserve.
Experience a guided tour through an impressive trio cave system known for its limestone decorated caverns. Take part in hiking, biking, and picnicking around the area.
Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
Participate in classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, women's programs, citizen science, and creative arts. Learn from expert instructors who provide an enjoyable learning experience.
The town of Twentynine Palms
This friendly community attracts artists and those seeking open spaces. The perfect getaway to inspire creativity.
Sky’s the Limit
Discover breathtaking night skies, with a fun and educational experience. Our amazing volunteer astronomers host free weekend night sky viewing workshops to help you discover what's out there.
Guided Nature Walks
Tour the historic Oasis of Mara with naturalist, Pat Flanagan and learn about the fascinating cultural and natural history of this unique desert oasis.
29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery
Refine your skills by participating in a variety of art classes and activities for kids, adults, and groups, and see rotating exhibits featuring local artists.
29 Palms Art Gallery
Founded in 1951, our non-profit local gallery is owned and operated by the 29 Palms Artists' Guild. Enjoy inspiring art exhibitions, classes, workshops, and cultural events throughout the year.
Old Schoolhouse Museum
A charming museum with a cultural venue for events throughout the year, including the annual Weed Show, Chalk Fest, and lectures from the Desert Institute.
The Restaurant at 29 Palms Inn
Enjoy a fresh and diverse menu sourced and prepared from local organic gardens.
29 Palms Visitor Center
Enjoy our art gallery, gift shop, visitor maps, brochures, free Wi-Fi, electric car charging station, and chat with friendly staff to learn more about local attractions.
Throughout the year, we are surrounded by the desert's naturally occurring community of flora and fauna - nature’s wonders. From some of the most spectacular landscapes to rich biodiversity and a range of plants and animals — each season brings something new and exciting to witness.