What’s Open…What’s Closed in Twentynine Palms

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Explore Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms California
Joshua Tree National Park – Open with modifications

Joshua Tree National Park is open, and is continuing to modify operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Park entrances, roads, trails, and most bathroom facilities are open.

At this time, Joshua Tree National Park’s Visitor Centers and their exhibit and museum spaces are open including Oasis Visitor Center, Joshua Tree Visitor Center, and the Black Rock Nature Center. The bookstore at Cottonwood Visitor Center is open, but the museum space is closed. Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park are currently open with individual campsites limited to members of one household per site. Group sites are limited to 25 people maximum and up to three households per site. Please be advised all fires including campfires are prohibited at this time. Evening programs, ranger walks, and ranger chats are not currently available. The Keys Ranch Tour is available on a limited basis. As always, we ask you to visit the park’s website for the latest alerts and conditions, and to take the time to plan accordingly.

Visitors are encouraged to purchase their park pass in advance online, which can be done by visiting recreation.gov.

Twentynine Palms Joshua Tree National Park Lodging


29 Palms Hotels, Motels, RV Resort, Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Hotels and lodging are currently open and taking a variety of measures and COVID-19 protocols to ensure all of their guests and staff stay safe during this time. When you visit Twentynine Palms, you’ll have a full collection of lodging options to suit your tastes. There are high-end hotels for those looking for luxury, historic and family-owned inns for that home away from home feel, and RV and camping areas for those that wish to be as close as possible to nature. The sheer amount of options are sure to please any kind of vacationer. If you search through our list of options, you’ll also see that some of them are pet friendly, so your beloved companion can come along for this memorable journey.

Restaurants and Outdoor Farmers Market

Restaurants offering take-out and delivery
In accordance with state and county guidelines, restaurants in 29 Palms are opening back up with indoor dining. Currently, restaurants are able to open indoors at a max 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer. There are lots of great restaurants in 29 Palms that are open for takeout, delivery, and drive thru service as well. From classic American BBQ and authentic Mexican, to delicious Caribbean and Thai, to a newly opened bakery, you’ll find lots of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Weekly Farmers Market
Shop fresh, locally grown produce at the 29 Palms outdoor farmers market, open every Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM at Bucklin Park, located at the corner of Hwy 62 and Desert Queen Ave. In addition to all the fresh, seasonal produce, you’ll local honey, dates, salsas, spreads, and spices, plus food great vendors and local artists and makers selling a fun variety of arts and crafts and jewelry. While this weekly market takes place outdoors, please remember your face covering and maintain a safe social distance from other shoppers.

Twentynine Palms Art Galleries

Arts & Culture Venues

29 Palms Creative Center & Art Gallery – Art Classes by Appointment
29 Palms Creative Center is a working-studio/gallery environment for professional, amateur, or budding artists to make mosaics, paintings, drawings, monotype prints, fabric art, jewelry, hand-made books, painted ceramics, and more! In addition to offering take-home clay and pottery painting kits, the 29 Palms Creative Center is offering a fun variety of art classes by appointment. From encaustic painting, black light canvas painting, mixed media, clay, and pottery, these classes are sure to fire up your creative side!

Old Schoolhouse Museum Gift Shop
While the museum at the Twentynine Palms Old Schoolhouse Museum remains closed, we have some great news – the gift shop has reopened! Discover all kinds of unique gifts and souvenirs, shop a great selection of books about the desert, and feel good knowing that your purchase helps to support our Twentynine Palms Historical Society! The gift shop at the Old Schoolhouse Museum is open Friday through Sunday, from 1 – 4 PM, and is located at 6760 National Park Drive.

Stargazing in Twentynine PalmsAstronomy & Stargazing

29 Palms Astronomy Club
Be sure to make some time to explore our fascinating night sky while visiting the area, and take advantage of the great services offered by the 29 Palms Astronomy Club! Book a private stargazing experience and discover the incredible dark night sky above you, and the best part – the 29 Palms Astronomy Club will bring the telescope to you, so whether you’re staying at one of our hotels or vacation rentals, or camped out in the national park they’ll come to you and lead you on an unforgettable tour of deep space. You can also take advantage of other services, such as night sky astrophotography lessons, and telescope repair and diagnostics.

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center
The campus at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center remains open, however at this time there are no docents or organized programs. Individuals and families can enjoy the nature and wilderness trails on campus, explore the Orrery and meditation garden, and find QR codes posted around the campus that provide text and audio information. Please be respectful to the natural environment while visiting the campus by staying on the trails, keeping a safe distance from wildlife, and ensuring all trash gets packed out. Also be aware that there is no running water or access to bathrooms, and that overnight camping is not allowed.

Self-Guided Tours Twentynine Palms

Self-Guided Tours

Oasis of Murals
As we all look for outdoor activities and experiences that allow us to maintain safe physical distancing, now is a great time to plan a self-guided tour of the city’s Oasis of Murals. Discover the rich history of our vibrant desert community through exploration of our outdoor murals. Located throughout the downtown area, these murals illustrate the colorful history of 29 Palms, telling the stories of the founding pioneers and homesteaders, and celebrating the unique flora and fauna of the beautiful Mojave Desert. Download our Oasis of Murals map and start planning your self-guided tour!

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery
Discover a wonderfully eclectic series of outdoor sculptures and art installations at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, located just a few miles east of downtown Twentynine Palms, at 77575 Twentynine Palms Hwy. While the indoor art gallery is closed during the summer months, visitors are welcome to do self-guided walking tours around the outdoor grounds!

Community Parks

Luckie Park & Community Pool
Enjoy some fresh air and time outdoors at Luckie Park, located at the corner of Joe Davis Drive and Utah Trail. Luckie Park is currently open for walking, biking, and small gatherings from single households. The basketball courts and children’s playground equipment are back open for all to enjoy. For more information, call the City of 29 Palms Parks & Rec Department at (760) 367-5777.

Knott’s Sky Park & Dog Park
Enjoy a walk or bike ride around Knott’s Sky Park while taking in the scenic views of the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park. Located at 6895 El Sol and the Twentynine Palms Highway, Knott’s Sky Park also includes an enclosed dog park where you dog can enjoy some fun outdoor playtime in a safe environment. Please remember to maintain safe social distancing, gather with only those from your household, and carry a face covering or mask with you. Children’s playground equipment is back open for all to enjoy.


Bars where no meals are provided are now allowed to open outdoors only with modifications. We have a number of great establishments in 29 Palms to grab a drink with friends and family. Head on over to our Neighborhood Bars page and give your favorite place a call to see if they are open.

Family Entertainment Centers

Family entertainment centers are beginning to open back up for families and friends to enjoy a day out with each other. Bowling alleys, like our very own Bowladium Family Fun Center, are now open with modifications such as 25% capacity.

Hair Salons and Barbershops

Personal Care Services

Offices of Non-Essential Sectors

Playground Equipment at Community Parks

Currently Closed:
• Nightclubs