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Joshua Tree Art Gallery

61607 29 Palms Hwy

Joshua Tree, CA





"I do not wish to be an artist. I only wish that art enables me to be."

-Noah Purifoy, 1963




Two annual festivals a year (May and October) in Joshua Tree, CA. These festivals are produced by our dear friend, Barnett English who is convinced that music is the soul of life, and that art enriches and saves lives. Both festivals are amazing fun!




Free star gazing events throughout the high desert.

A series of experimental art sites located along the stretch of desert communities including Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Wonder Valley.


Located in Joshua Tree, this straw bale house opens its doors to many musical and art performances throughout the year.


Instant Karma Yoga Studio is a studio for yoga and dance. Many classes available all week long.




Several artists open their homes/studios for this popular event.


A four  day spiritual retreat with kirtan music, yoga, meditation and wisdom workshops

JTRC is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site.





Professional concerts and theatrical performances.

Smiths Ranch Drive-In is one of the last standing drive-ins in the US! Located in 29 Palms and worth the drive for an old fashion show!




The Living Desert is conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. Come see the wild animals in their natural environment as well as the wild plants.

A short drive to Palm Springs is worth the experience of riding in the worlds largest rotating tramcar with an almost 6000 ft elevation gain in 10 minutes!





Gubler Orchids provides the most beautiful award winning orchids in the world. If you like flowers, this is the place to visit.

Built in 1946 as a movie set for western movies, Pioneertown is a piece of desert history. Includes Pappy & Harriets, Pioneer Bowl and Hayden Ranch.

A gallery full of mixed artists inspired by the Mojave Desert.

For those bargain hunters who just can’t pass up a good deal- this is our favorite place to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning. Lots of permanent buildings created by great artists add to the appeal!



Once of Australias most distinguished and internationally recognized contemporary artists recently unveiled his first work in North America (at the intersection of Old Woman Springs Road and Aberdeen in Yucca Valley)

Our wonderful, local museum is dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage in this area.

Big Morongo Canyon is one of the 10 largest cottonwood and willow riparian (stream) habitats in California.

Our wonderful, local museum is dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage in this area.

Seth and Sabra run the areas number one guide service with a twist.  If you're looking for some adventurous fun give these guys a call

Local Eateries

Crossroads Cafe & Tavern

61715 29 Palms Hwy

Joshua Tree, CA 92252


Located in the heart of Joshua Tree on the south side of Hwy 62.  Nice atomosphere and great food!!!


Sam's Indian Food, Pizza, Subs

61380 Twentynine Palms Highway

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-8110


Located west of downtown Joshua Tree on the north side of Hwy 62 next to Sam’s Market:

The Indian food is authentic and a must try! The pizza and sub sandwiches are great when you are on the go.  Hours:M-S 11am-9pm, Sunday 3pm-8pm

Carbone’s Park Rock Café

6554 Park Blvd.

Joshua Tree, CA 92252



Located next door to Joshua Tree National Park Visitor’s Center on Park Blvd:

This is a great café for a boxed sandwich lunch to bring with you up to the park, or enjoy their outdoor seating underneath shade trees. Fresh ingredients, homemade specials, great coffee!

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Joshua Tree Saloon

61835 29 Palms Hwy.

Joshua Tree, CA 92252


Located just east of Park Blvd on the south side of Hwy 62:

The saloon offers live music and the best fried food in J.T. Burgers, fries and a beer while listening to some live local music- you can’t beat it!

Royal Siam Cuisine

61599 29 Palms Highway

Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1919

(760) 366-2923

Located in the shopping center just west of downtown on the south side of Hwy 62:

Royal Siam is the only thai food restaurant in the high desert. Vegetarian options at almost every meal makes this a place where everyone can eat. This small restaurant can get packed for their all you can eat weekend buffets, a big hit for those who spent the day in the park!  Call for hours, closed Tuesdays

The Natural Sisters Cafe

61695 29 Palms Hwy

Suite B

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-3600

Natural Sisters on Yelp

Located next door to the health food store on the south side of Hwy 62:

Sisters healthy foods include such items as: juice/smoothie bar, vegan choices, sandwiches, salads and fresh baked goods. Internet available here.

Hours: call for hours, daily

Pie For The People

61740B 29 Palms Highway

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(425) 6817112

Located on the north side of Hwy 62 next to Instant Karma Yoga Studio:

New York pizza in Joshua Tree! Fresh and natural ingredients for the authentic, hand tossed, stone fired pizza pie. Whole pies, single slices, calzones and salads.

Hours: Thurs-Mon 11am-9pm (10pm on Sat & Sun)

Country Kitchen

61768 29 Palms Highway

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-8988

Located on the north side of downtown next to Vallero gas:

This place serves the best “homestyle” breakfast around. Eggs, bacon, potatoes and lots of gravy please! Next door to Vallero gas station

Call for hours

Yucca Valley

La Casita Mexican Restaurant

57-154 29 Palms Hwy

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

(760) 365-5061

7154 29 Palms Hwy in Yucca Valley:

Fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine. Yummy margaritas, enchiladas to die for and traditional deep-fried ice cream for dessert!

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John's Place

56249 29 Palms Highway

Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2857

(760) 365-0144

56249 29 Palms Highway Yucca Valley:

Feel like some home cooked fast food? Give John's Place a try.

Kimi Grill

7500 Camino Del Cielo Trl

Yucca Valley, 92284


Kimi Grill on Yelp

7500 Camino Del Cielo Trl, Yucca Valley:

Best sushi in the hi-desert. If you stick to the nightly specials, the fish is the freshest.

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Aki Sushi

57045 29 Palms Hwy

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

(760) 365-7755

This is Mark's personal favorite of the high desert.  Always fresh and Friendly!

29 Palms

Twenty Nine Palms Inn

73950 Inn Ave

29 Palms, CA 92277


Great food and ambience

Rocky's New York Style Pizzeria

73737 29 Palms Hwy

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-9525

Local parlor style pizza.

Palm Spring Area


El Mirasol (Mexican)

140 E Palm Canyon Dr,

Palm Springs, CA 92264-8822

(760) 323-0721

Stop here for some great Mexican food and Margaretta's.

Palm Greens Cafe

611 S Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs, CA 92264

(760) 864-9900

One of my favorite places to eat in the low desert.  Wonderful organic and gluten free options.


622 N Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs, CA 9226

(760) 327-7595

Awesome gourmet breakfast with attitude.  Get there early the line starts to get long. I love this place but have never been pleased with the service, I always leave wondering if the server liked us or not.

TRIO Restaurant

707 N Palm Canyon Dr

Palm Springs, CA 92262



Located in an historic mid-century building in Palm Springs sophisticated Uptown Design District, TRIO is lively and up beat all year round. Locals (Trio’s regulars) love its varied menu combining traditional Midwest comfort food with a California contemporary edge like Yankee Pot Roast, Calamari with Thai Dipping Sauce, Braised Lamb Shank, and Roasted Baby Beet Salad.

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