"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.
Twentynine Palms offers desert hospitality at a variety of major hotels, historic inns, motels, vacation rentals, pubs and restaurants. It provides visitor services for travelers to the park and the Mojave Desert, and serves as a gateway to Mojave National Preserve and Mojave Desert Wilderness Areas. The city also hosts military families, contractors, 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, Chamber of Commerce and friendly staff. Open daily: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 760-367-6197.
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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: Stay at one of our historic inns, modern hotels, desert motels, RV park and cottages, or vacation home rentals. Desert hospitality includes swimming pools and WiFi at most lodging sites. Spectacular vistas and starry night skies are free. Twentynine Palms offers 650+ rooms and accommodates annual visitors from around the globe who visit Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert.
DINING: 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 fast-food 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: Visit our art galleries and art studios, Oasis of Murals, Art in Public Places installations, 29 Palms Historical Society Museum, Theatre 29 community theatre, Smith's Ranch Drive-in movie theater, 29 Palms Branch Library, Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course, Bowladium bowling alley, Tortoise Rock Casino, Sky's The Limit Observatory Nature Center ... plus our community parks, public swimming pool, ballfields, skateboard park, visitor centers, and more.
ANNUAL 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.
For more information about events and attractions in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, visit visitjtgc.com.
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