Joshua Tree Visitor's Guide - Ground zero for current events, guide services 

Modern Hiker - Plan hikes with detailed maps, directions, ratings



Joshua Tree National Park Vistors Center (Park Blvd.)- Great selection of guidebooks

Joshua Tree National Park Association - Desert institute for survival skills, natural sciences and arts

Wlidlands Conservancy - Includes Mission Creek and Pioneertown Mountains Preserves 

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve  - Hiking, birding in lush cottonwood springs

Mojave Desert Land Trust - Events, wildflower hikes/sales, and conservation of large landscape blocks

Morongo Basin Conservation Assoc. - Education, events, advocacy

Hi Desert Nature Museum - Nature, music, exhibits, kid events

Amboy Crater/Amboy - Volcanic hike, quirky roadside town (over 1 hr. away)



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*participates in Second Saturday openings

Noah Puriofy Foundation - Outsider art, open air sculpture museum 

High Desert Test Sites - Artist residencies, great blog, tours, events

*Taylor Junction - Gallery, openings, live music events

*JTAG - Exhibitions of local artists

*BoxoProjects - Global artists residency program, culminating in monthly exhibitions/performances

Joshua Tree Artists Residency -Global artists residency, culminating in exhibits/performances

Lou Harrison House - Intimate cultural center featuring avant garde music, art, and ecology 

*Art Queen- Idiosyncratic art and home of The World Famous Crochet Museum

Simi Daba - Outdoor large-scale steel sculpture garden, visible from road

Hi Desert Cultural Center - Theater and spoken word events

Joshua Tree Southern Railroad Museum - Railroad enthusiasts, trains, exhibitions

*Hey There JT - Contemporary lively art gallery

Yucca Valley

Rythm of Life - 2008 earthwork

Desert Christ Park -architecture by student of Frank L. Wright, statuary


The Integratron - Stunning dome structure by George Van Tassel, sound baths, musical events 

29 Palms

29 Palms Art Gallery - Art exhibits in historical buildings

Twentynine Palms Historical Society - 1927 schoolhouse, events, historical artifacts


The Andromeda Society - Astronomy related events, music

SCDVA - Astronomy education, events

Joshua Tree Workshops- Learn time lapse night photography

Sky's The Limit  Observatory and nature center 


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The Station - Home of Big Josh, hip Joshua Tree T shirts, entertaining period finds

The Mincing Mockingbird -Books, art, gifts, scarves

The Grateful Desert - Essential oils, soaps, jewelry

Coyote Corner - Cool souvenirs, sun hats, cards, firewood

Sun Alley Shops - Locally owned booths, clothing and crafts 

Bottleshop - Terrific wines and knowledgeable assistance

Nomad Adventures - Outdoor gear, topo maps

Yucca Valley 

Sky Village Swap Meet - Sat., Sun., quirky local flea market, 7-1

Hoof and Horn - Local design and apparel 

Promised Land - Hand picked vintage  clothing

The End - Eclectic jewelry/clothing, designer vintage and new

Pioneer Crossing Antiques - Multiple vendors, desert chic

Route 62 Vintage - Furniture and collectables marketplace

Hoodoo - Curated record selection, comics, T shirts

Vista Music - Used vinyl , reasonably priced

Sagebrush Press Bookstore - 2nd hand books, ephemera

Trailer Trash - Vintage furniture, music, bric-a-brac


Gubler Orchids - Massive complex of orchid nurseries


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Joshua Tree Health Foods- Edited health food store, spice selection 

Joshua Tree Farmer's Market - Saturdays 8-1p, next to JTHealth Foods

Sam's Market - Great beer/wine selection, a few basic groceries, firewood

Yucca Valley

Desierto Alto - Curated wines and spirits, foodie delicacies

Von's - 57590 29 Palms Hwy., Groceries, deli counter, some organics, pharmacy 

Stater Brothers (north) - 58060 29 Palms Hwy., Nice butcher/fish counter, some organics bakery

Stater Brothers (south) -Basic groceries

Sue's Health Foods - Health foods and vitamins

Kasa Mart - Groceries, Mexican sodas, grill-ready carne/pollo asada, home made salsa & guacamole


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The Dez - Gourmet grab and go, or custom orders for entertaining

Roadrunner Cafe - Tasty Grab n go, prepackaged cheeses, salads, sandwiches

Natural Sisters Cafe - Veggie forward, wraps, baked goods, smoothies

Crossroads Cafe - Rustic diner with selections for all palates 

JT Saloon - Great BBQ and bar food, drinks, and live music

Boo's Organic Oven - Fresh baked breads, pastries, meat pies

Royal Siam - Chinese/thai

Sam's Place - Indian food and pizza 

Country Kitchen - Roadside diner chic

Park Rock Cafe - Soup/sandwich cafe near park entrance, wifi

Joshua Tree Coffee Roasters - Locally roasted coffee, barista drinks 

Yucca Valley

Frontier Cafe - Coffee, light meals, wifi and live music 

Panda Chinese - Mandarin and Szechuan food 

Joshua Hookah Lounge - Fresh middle eastern cuisine

Kokopellis Cantina - Authentic Mexican with open mic nights 

Pho 85  - Vietnamese pho and Chinese selections

Kasa Taqueria - Mexican grocery with very affordable order window (in Kasa Mart)

Las Palmas Mexican Cuisine - 4-6 Happy Hour 

John's Place - American diner, greasy classics, malts

Kimi Grill Japanese Korean fusion

C&S Coffee Shop - Classic pancake 'n eggs, BLT diner

Western Coffeepot - Breakfasts, diner

Two Guys Pizza -Solid pizza, delivery options change

Pie for the People - Pizza


La Copine - Farm to table, innovative eatery

Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms Inn - Lovely poolside meals. Live jazz ensembles, check ahead. Reservations

Kitchen in the Desert  -  Grilled foods with a Caribbean twist.


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JT Saloon - Live music, open mic, karaoke, food, pool tables, outdoor bar 

29 Palms

29 Palms Inn - Garden to table cuisine, weekend live music (reservations)

Tortoise Rock Casino - Smallish local casino


Pappy and Harriet's - Legendary music venue, restaurant, advance reservations

Red Dog Cafe - tacos, sides, drinks on Mane Street behind Pappy's

Landers Brew Co. - Local and varied draft on tap, live music

Wonder Valley

Palms Restaurant - Biker/hipster/live music adventure, deep into the open desert


Natural Lives Day Spa - Treatments, massage and more

Joshua Tree Retreat Center - Select events, massage, wellness 

Instant Karma Yoga - All levels, minutes away

Names of in-home massage practitioners available for reserved guests


Joshua Tree Music Festival - May and October

Bahkti/Shakti Festival - May and September  

Joshua Tree Retreat Center - Check for special events and tours 

Modernism Week - February - Palm Springs architecture, high desert home tour, art fair

Desert Wise Landscape Tour - April tour of xeric gardens

Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours - October, annual parade of artist's studios 

Joshua Treenial - Joshua Tree art biennial, our bi-yearly Desert X


The Living Desert - Zoo and garden, beautiful grounds, conservation

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway/Peak's Restaurant - Thrilling tram ride to 8,500 ft peak