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Address: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Activities: Hiking, Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Located inside Joshua Tree National Park, this small area contains awesome...
Located inside Joshua Tree National Park, this small area contains awesome man-sized cacti that grow in profusion.
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Do Not Touch

Wow, I wonder how many chollas are in this garden?!?! So beautiful and so cool to be able to walk through the garden. Cholla are beautiful plants, but do not touch!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
MNM1011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wow, I wonder how many chollas are in this garden?!?! So beautiful and so cool to be able to walk through the garden. Cholla are beautiful plants, but do not touch!

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111 reviews 111 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you've ever seen a cholla cactus, you know what they look like. So, when you go to the cholla garden, you can see a lot of them all together. It's cool, but it's not exactly mind-blowing. Don't go out of your way to stop and see this place. We came in to the park from the south entrance, which... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was a pretty and quick walk. There are many intersting stops in the park so do not miss this one

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Mission, Canada
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed this easy, leisurely walk among these interesting plants. There are paper guides available at the entrance to this pleasant trail which are informative. Be careful, as warned, to avoid any contact with these plants. My husband kicked some broken bits with his hiking boots and was amazed at how they cling. This garden is a neat photo stop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beware...Cholla's have some of the most dangerous barbs in our North American deserts. Reverse Barbs. Lose focus walking through the garden, get too close, touch one with your finger or any other body part and You will be sorry. Sometimes they just seem to have magically gotten onto you. How? These cacti also Jump! They go into you like butter... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

As we drove thru the park today, we stopped at the Cholla gardens, and did the Nature walk thru them. They were beautiful, and we picked up the brochure at the entrance to the gardens and read it throughout the walk. Don't miss this as part of tour drive thru the park

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Cholla Cactus were just starting to bloom when we visited the garden. Even without the blooming, this stop in the park is surreal. We had never seen this kind of cactus - and for it to be growing so plentifully was picturesque. Having driven from the north end of the park, when you stop at the gardens, you suddenly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I noticed when exploring Joshua Tree that many of the attractions are not easy to find, even after parking in the designated areas. The trails are not clear, or you may have to scale very large rocks to see the amazing thing on the other side. If you are not equipped with climbing gear or really powerful shoes you will... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We really liked the Cholla Cactus Garden!! It is an amazing spot where the environment supports the growth of thousands of plants. It must be just awesome when they all bloom. You can see a Cholla Cactus here and there throughout the park, but to see thousands in one place is very special.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Every time we visit this area and even with proper signage, some one always gets too close to these chollas! This time a guy had a whole cholla ball hanging off his finger! Worth the walk, greatest garden of cholla anywhere! But stay on the trail and keep your children close to enjoy these beautiful plants! Take the time to... More 

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