"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 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.


April 29 to May 21, "Into The Woods," an updated fairy tale on stage at Theatre29.
April 29, HOWL literary reading at Marilu's (free).
April 29, Park-To-Park Bike Ride, Knott Sky Park to Joshua Tree National Park 54-mile RT.
Find these events and more on our Community Calendar.

WILDFLOWERS are still blooming. See our report on blooms spotted east of Twentynine Palms along Highway 62, including the rare Desert Lily. Also ... blooms are still evident in the park and in the south end near Cottonwood Visitor Center. 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 (

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, murals and public art installations, historical society museum, community theatre, drive-in movie theater, library, golf course, bowling alley, casino, night sky observatory, public parks, swimming pool, ballfields, skateboard park, 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)