10 Things to Do in Twentynine Palms That You Shouldn't Miss

July 27, 2017 Deane Carmody

Twentynine Palms in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Visitor Centers. Discover best things to do in Twentynine Palms with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Twentynine Palms

1. Oasis Visitor Center

74485 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3533 +1 760-367-5500
Excellent
52%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Oasis Visitor Center

Reviewed By csarchibald - San Marcos, California

The Oasis Visitors Center is the best place to start your visit to Joshua Tree National Park. The rangers there can give you tips and information to make your visit both safe and meaningful. There is also a nice gift shop for park related memorabilia.

2. Cliffhanger Guides

Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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5 based on 122 reviews

Cliffhanger Guides

Custom Guided Joshua Tree National Park rock climbing advenutres! Cliffhanger Guides is Joshua Tree's boutique rock climbing guide service. We play with kids age 6 to 100. From beginner family play days to high end technical instruction and multi-pitch rock climbing advenutres. 5 hour 1/2 day, NO time limit full days, private instruction, and gourmet lunches....Company mission statement, "The more you give, the more you get". We look forward to showing you a amazing time in Joshua Tree National Park

Reviewed By maccarolina

We had a great day climbing with Cliffhanger. My group consisted of myself, my husband, and my 10 year old daughter. We climbed with Roddy who was fantastic. He was patient and helped us get through some jitters when first starting out. The day is customizable so you can try/do what you feel up for. We added in a rappel mid morning which was awesome. The company is well run. They responded immediately when I was booking the reservation and everyone I spoke with was friendly and informative. They also do all private tours which lets you be as slow or as fast as you want/need to be on your climbs. I would defineately climb with them again if we come back out to Joshua Tree. It was our favorite part of the trip!!

3. Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center

9697 Utah Trail, Near the North Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 +1 760-367-7222
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center

Sky's the Limit Observatory and Nature Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities for the people of and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. We provide a place where the honest pursuit of knowledge enriches the lives of all willing to participate, whether to view the smallest objects on the Earth, or observe the colossal displays in the sky. We are open most Saturdays and you can find our events on our website.

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

We went to Sky's the Limit Observatory There is very nice night programs here. Its one of the best places to see the stars and other night activity. Staff is very nice.

4. Twentynine Palms Visitors Center

73484 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 +1 760-367-6197
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 54 reviews

Twentynine Palms Visitors Center

Every bit of information you could possibly want to find out about Twentynine Palms and surrounding communities can be found here! Friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer your questions, provide you with materials, and offer insider tips on how best to enjoy our beautiful desert city.

Reviewed By Peter R - Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States

We went to all three entrances of the park and by far, the 29 Palms entrance provides access to the best hiking. I am 60 and do not want something too hard but a 2-4 mile hike with a moderate incline will work for me. Seeing wildlife is my goal but a close second is landscapes to photograph. This is the place. I recommend Split Rock (2 miles round trip) for a pre-sunrise hike. About 15 minutes from the Marriott in 29 Palms. Limited restrooms in the park and no water so bring plenty. Cold mornings - 44 this morning but up to 60s by mid-day. Some hikes are very windy so good idea to bring long sleeves despite being in Southern California in a desert! Sun screen is a must!

5. Smith's Ranch Drive-In

4584 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-1671 +1 760-367-7713
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Smith's Ranch Drive-In

Reviewed By SNAFU23 - Los Angeles, California

I visited the Smith's Drive-in with my family and we all had a fantastic evening.

The cost is $5 per person (over 3 years), for 2 movies. I was there in January and the theater opened at 6:30pm, and the movie started at 7pm.

This is an old school 50's drive-in, that could be the background for any 80's horror/thriller movie, which made it very awesome.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

The sound is transmitted through your FM radio.

There is a small snack bar, with basic items; popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, candy, soda, etc. The prices were very reasonable, and the popcorn was delicious.

This was a very fun experience for the family, especially since they have only been to a Drive-in one other time.

If visiting Twentynine Palms or Joshua Tree, put this on our list of things to do.

6. Barker Dam Trail

North of Barker Dam parking area, Joshua Tree National Park, CA +1 760-367-5500
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 236 reviews

Barker Dam Trail

Reviewed By unclelouie - Minnesota

We did a bunch of hikes in the park over three days. We really liked this one for the rocks, the vegetation, and the water backed up by the old dam gave it some extra appeal. We definitely recommend this hike which is not much more than one mile.

74055 Cottonwood Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3453 +1 760-367-7819
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

29 Palms Art Gallery

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is the longest standing non-profit art organization in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. For over fifty years, the Gallery has presented high-quality art, offered innovative education programs, and provided an inclusive environment for artists and the community. The Gallery features monthly art exhibitions, special receptions, weekly paint outs, seasonal fundraising events, and art classes for youth and adults. Our historic adobe structure, housing three beautiful galleries and a unique gift shop, is located near the Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters & Oasis Visitor Center, 29 Palms Inn, and the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

Reviewed By ECL - Sunnyvale, CA

Lots of arts and gifts in a very relaxing and calm store. The lady running the gift shop was so friendly and welcoming. Easy to pick up a few souvenirs of the desert and 29 palms area. Nice parking area and pleasant grounds. Ideal place to stop when you've had your fill of hiking at JOSHUA Tree.

8. Old Schoolhouse Museum

6760 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3402 +1 760-367-2366
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Old Schoolhouse Museum

Twentynine Palms Historical Society owns and operates the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Housed in the oldest public building in the area, it provides visitors a chance to experience a 1920s-era schoolroom, view artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the history of Twentynine Palms and surrounding desert, browse and purchase local books, gifts, and more.

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

We went to the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Its a free museum; donations encouraged.

It was fun to see the Old Schoolhouse as well as the different exhibits. There is some interesting artwork and wind mill outside the museum, as well as an exhibit on the Moronga Transit Authority.

The school teacher statue is also unique.

When we were there they were setting up for their annual WEED event which is to honor Old Timer of the Year nominees. This year it is David A. Brownell, Dr. Ted Vick, and Walter and Velma Holland.

9. Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce

73484 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 +1 760-367-3445
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce

We're your friendly neighborhood Chamber of Commerce here to help the wonderful visitors and community members that stroll through our doors everyday. We invite you to become a member of the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is made up of local and area business owners and citizens who work to improve the local business climate and further develop the economic base in our community. Volunteer Directors guide the Chamber while staff members carry out the Board's vision in day-to-day operations. Investment in the Chamber of Commerce signifies a desire to succeed in business and to improve the community in which we work and live. Member benefits include many opportunities to promote your business as well as services designed to reduce your business costs. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you will be given advertising opportunities, referrals to your business, a free basic listing on the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce website, and more! The Chamber Board of Directors meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at our downtown offices, located at 73484 Twentynine Palms Highway. You are invited and encouraged to attend.

Reviewed By NYU62 - Tucson Arizona

This small building houses both the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and the Chamber of Commerce. So, when you come in, you see racks of brochures, and racks of business cards. Some souvenir t-shirts are for sale here, plus art by local artists.

Large and very clean bathrooms, and there are 3 computers for public use set up on a table. You are requested to limit your use to 30 minutes. Also, free WiFi.

It is so very nice and cool inside, and the people there are friendly and helpful.

77575 Highway 62, Twentynine Palms, CA +1 760-367-3807
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery

Reviewed By SanMo - Malibu, California

Looks a little funky from the highway
Pull in the chalked parking lot... It's just past the mini church and steeple
Visual overload of creativity
Eclectic ideas abound
Wind chimes and movement from the wind
Yes, there is glass outhouse-- brilliant idea
Donations are accepted-- and its worth way more than whatever you contribute!
Creative cousins include: elmers bottle ranch in oro grande
Yes yes yes...glass outhouse is feast for the senses!

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