"Stay and Dine in 29!" - At the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

The City of Twentynine Palms, California, is the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and home of Park Headquarters and Oasis Visitor Center.  Each year, more than 2.5 million visitors experience the park's nearly 800,000 acres of monolithic rock formations, iconic Joshua trees, serene desert vistas, and brilliant starry nights. The city is also home to the ancient Oasis of Mara, which dates back more than 9,000 years.Hilltoppers MC 29 Palms Grand Prix

Twentynine Palms offers desert hospitality and visitor services for travelers to the park and serves as a gateway to Mojave National Preserve and Mojave Desert Wilderness Areas. The city also hosts military families, contractors, and visiting friends and relatives to its neighboring Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

Visit our Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. at Desert Queen Avenue downtown 29. Art gallery, gift shop, visitor maps, brochures, books, souvenirs, free Wi-Fi, electric car charging station, and friendly staff. Open daily: M-F 10-4, S-S 9-2. 760-367-6197.


HILLTOPPERS MC 29 PALMS GRAND PRIX: April 8 & 9, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., 29 Palms Motorsports Arena, 29 Palms Hwy. at Mojave Road (about 3 miles east of downtown 29). Gate fee $10, Military w/ID $5. AMA District 37 Big 6 Grand Prix Series. See our Events page.

WILDFLOWER ALERT: Wildflowers are starting to bloom!. See our report on blooms spotted east of Twentynine Palms along Highway 62.

The National Park Service has partnered with iNaturalist, a free citizen science app for mobile devices. Use iNaturalist to view wildflower locations and report your flower observations to Joshua Tree National Park Wildflower Watch Project at (

Or you can take the Big Bloom bus tour on April 1, 2017, and visit Joshua Tree National Park and other desert spots. Tours run 9 to 11 a.m. from Yucca Valley, noon to 2:30 from Joshua Tree, and 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. from Twentynine Palms. Cost is $37 per person. Find tickets online at the Big Bloom’s event page.

See our "VISIT 29!" Visitor Guide below for things to see and do in Twentynine Palms, including a complete inventory of local restaurants, lodging, public art, attractions and annual events, with maps to find locations of hotels and local amenities. A PDF version is available at the bottom of this page.


Lodging in 29 Palms, CaliforniaLODGING: Stay at one of our historic inns, modern hotels, desert motels, RV park and cottages, or vacation home rentals. Twentynine Palms offers 650+ rooms and accommodates annual visitors from around the globe who visit Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert.



 Dining in 29 Palms, CaliforniaDINING: Enjoy eclectic fare and beverages at more than three dozen restaurants, cafes, and pubs in Twentynine Palms. Our eateries and pubs offer California cuisine and international cuisine, from steaks and seafood to Asian fusion to American burgers and fries ... from romantic dinners to take-out or drive-thru's for food on the go ... from fine wine and craft beers to margaritas and specialty cocktails in a variety of restaurants and pubs. Download our Dine in 29! brochure on the Dining page.

Attractions in 29 Palms, CaliforniaATTRACTIONS: Visit our art galleries, historical society museum, community theatre, drive-in movie theater, golf course, casino, night sky observatory, public parks, visitor centers, and more.

Events in 29 Palms, CaliforniaANNUAL EVENTS: Experience our seasonal events from Pioneer Days, The Weed Show, ChalkFest 29, Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo, Hwy 62 Art Tours, and JTNP Night Sky Festival in the Fall ... to 29 Palms Wild West Grand Prix motorcycle races, Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival, Car Show & Street Fair in the Spring ... and Fourth of July fireworks and Movies in the Luckie Park in Summer.

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Visit 29! Guide, Twentynine Palms, CAVIEW OR DOWNLOAD the "VISIT 29!" VISITOR GUIDE in PDF below...

Find lodging, restaurants, a downtown map,
annual events, art and murals listings and map,
local attractions, art galleries and shops,
visitor centers, and a brief history of 29 Palms!

Attached Document or FilePDF - "Visit 29!" Guide for Twentynine Palms, California Find lodging, restaurants, events, and attractions in 29! at the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. (Updated January 2017)