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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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We were in the Josua tree NP in June 2014 taking a trip through california in a convertable. Temperature was great for a convertable :). The Cohlla Cacti are a bit peculiar with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were in the Josua tree NP in June 2014 taking a trip through california in a convertable. Temperature was great for a convertable :). The Cohlla Cacti are a bit peculiar with their shrub like build. But be careful as they are thorny and have hooks which can be a bit painful to remove when you touch them (by... More 

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This attraction is located in the Joshua Tree N.P. and is well worth a visit. While the Cholla appear quite placid, looks can be deceiving and they have a well deserved reputation for being extremely painful and difficult to remove when attached to your skin. My advice would be to get close with a telephoto lens on your camera; look... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We got here really late. I'd recommend arriving before the sunset. The chollas are really photogenic. There is a short walk you can take through the garden which is worth doing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited Joshua Tree National Park JUST to see these cacti (nerd alert, right!?) and we were not disappointed. (JTNP has so much to offer - we didn't realize it before we went and ended up absolutely loving this park!) Anyway, these catci! VERY very cool. Depending on where you enter the park, the garden will either be the first... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was my first visit to Joshua Tree, I didn't do any research so I had no idea what to expect. We did some off roading in a couple Jeeps and on the way back to our rental house we saw the Cholla Cactus Garden and had to stop. It was such an amazing sight after seeing Joshua Trees and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fun place to go! When we went we did a driving tour while going to the worksite, and it was really cool to see the changes in the different deserts within Joshua Tree.

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Whitesboro, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Make sure you stop by here for your evening photos. The cacti spines come alive with the setting suns light. Just be careful the spines are very sharp one embedded its self into the hard rubber on my tripod.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Well, it's a bit funny how such a tiny spot in a huge park attracts so much attention and how high it climbed on the top places to see in the park list. The park is named after Joshua Tree, but cholla cactus is abundant in the area, so this is not going to be your first or last chance... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were wondering if it was worth the drive and the time to go and have a look at the Cholla Cactus Garden since we had to backtrack to go back to the North entrance but we were glad we did it . This area is totally different : it is much lower , there are no more Joshua trees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a novel and fun site! I really enjoyed seeing so many cactus all together. They were blooming with flowers. Like any flower garden each one was unique. It was fun to walk the trail and admire the fuzzy designs.

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Address: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Joshua Tree National Park

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