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- Integratron2477 Belfield Boulevard, Landers, CArecommended IntegratronBuilt by an ex-aeronautics engineer as a place for visitations by alien beings, this crazy-looking wooden dome in the desert outside Joshua Tree National Park is an outlandish attraction. Check the ... read moreschedules of public sound baths online, when you can bring a blanket or yoga mat and stretch out on the floor while bells are played, letting you absorb the acoustically perfect sounds of the dome. Trivia factoid: UFO conventions were held here starting in the 1950s.Recommended for:Spiritual Seekers
- Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown, CA 92268recommended Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown PalaceEven though it was only made to look like an old wild west bar, Pappy and Harriet's definitely has that vibe going for it. It might have something to do with the mesquite BBQ smoking out back and the ... read morebeer that is served in Ball jars. A popular stop for hungry tourists and thirsty bikers, Pappy and Harriet's is also THE place to catch some live music of the country and rock persuasions. It's worth checking out the music calendar if you plan on being in the area, but I reckon you should visit regardless.Recommended for:Gregory
A nice little place to grab a drink after exploring the old movie set town.recommended Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown PalaceIt apparently used to be a pretty tough biker hangout, and they have some hardcore posters on the wall from bands they have hosted in the past. Now it is more of a touristy family joint with a deal ... read moredeal BBQ outback. It has a laidback old wild west feel, with picnic tables outside for having more than a few beers and carrying on if you like. A nice place to stop for lunch on the LA to Palm Springs route. The mac and cheese is tasty.
recommended Joshua Tree National Park Visitors CenterIf you're spending some time in Joshua Tree it's worth it to stop in here for excellent maps, background on the geology, flora and fauna and for advice from the rangers. We got tips on easy trails for ... read moreme, and mountain biking trails for my husband.
- Natural Sisters Cafe61695-B 29 Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
recommended Twentynine PalmsStretch along the highway just north of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms has near everything a traveler might need. We stopped at a roadside farmer's market, the Natural Sisters Cafe, and a few of the ... read moreresale shops up the road. There are also quite a few vacation rentals in the area.Recommended for:
- Big Morongo Canyon PreserveTwentynine Palms-Morongo Valley, Californiarecommended Big Morongo Canyon PreserveThis real-life desert oasis sits on a fault line that created the canyon, and the channel for the water running through it. The 31,000 acres has a variety of habitats from desert to riparian. It's a ... read moretop spot for birdwatchers and is home to leaf-nosed bats, black bears, kangaroo rats, 3 species of quail, brown pelicans, hawks, and hosts of migrating species. I went on an early-morning bird walk lead by talented volunteers and enjoyed views of a red-tailed hawk's nest, lots of hummingbirds, and oriole nests. One of the 6 trails is wheelchair accessible, and the website features a virtual trail tour.