Things To Do In 29 Palms
Twentynine Palms is known around the world as the home of Joshua Tree National Park. At the southern edge of the Mojave Desert, people from all over the world flock to this location to see the majesty of the natural, untouched land, from the towering rock formations to the sparkling sand. At night, there are incredible, unmatched views of the night sky. But beyond Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Trails National Monument and the Mojave National Preserve, Twentynine Palms still has much to offer. After you see the beauty of nature, you won’t have to just go back to your hotel and be bored. The city is full of life, no matter what you’re interested in.
29 Palms Attractions
From vibrant art galleries and incredible outdoor murals, cultural museums, live theater, to a drive-in movie theater, Twentynine Palms offers a dynamic mix of attractions for arts and culture lovers. For those looking to spend time outdoors, spend a night under the breathtaking stars at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. The casino and several other local places host concerts for the music lovers among you, including the world-famous Joshua Tree music festival twice annually.
Oasis of Murals
The Oasis of Murals in Twentynine Palms, California, was started in 1994 by a local Merchants Committee, which became the non-profit Action Council for 29 Palms, Inc., in 1995. By 2014, they had commissioned 26 outdoor murals, illustrating the colorful history of Twentynine Palms and portraying the flora and fauna of the Mojave Desert and neighboring Joshua Tree National Park.
Family Friendly 29!
Twentynine Palms is a family-friendly destination. From a variety of food and lodging options to its proximity to Joshua Tree National Park to a long list of local attractions, activities, and events, there is always something to do. See our Explore and Attractions sections, including the Parks page, for information about our community parks, playgrounds, public swimming pool, and skateboard park. And visit our Calendar of Events so you can plan ahead to attend one of our many community events.
Joshua Tree National Park
Twentynine Palms, California, is the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and home of Park Headquarters and Cultural Center. The park’s nearly 800,000 scenic acres contain a rich cultural history, surreal geologic features, monolithic rock formations, ancient Joshua trees, spring wildflowers, and abundant desert flora and fauna. World-class rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, camping, historical mine sites, ranger programs, and Keys Ranch tours are just a few of the highlights the park offers. Two important features accessed directly from the west end of the city are the scenic trail to 49 Palms Oasis, which has its trailhead south of the highway on Canyon Road; and the entrance to Indian Cove, which contains a campground, amphitheater, rock climbing area, and access to the Boy Scout Trail into the park.