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Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
Phone Number: 760 367 5500
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We finished our visit to Joshua Tree. Originally, after seeing residential areas, we thought we missed this second visitors center. It is tiny in comparison to Cottonwood visitors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Houston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We finished our visit to Joshua Tree. Originally, after seeing residential areas, we thought we missed this second visitors center. It is tiny in comparison to Cottonwood visitors center which was the first one we visited. They have plants near entrance where you can take photos. It is under renovation. The staff can give information on camping there. Bathroom facilities... More 

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Southern VT
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There is only a gift shop with a ranger right now. No open exhibits at the moment. The Oasis of Mara brief walk is OK, not worth driving out of your way though.

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Bangkok
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This isn't an attraction. It's a place to make camping reservations, pay your park entrance fees and buy t shirts and post cards. End of story. Should be removed as an attraction.

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San Jose
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59 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you have never been to Joshua Tree before, make the stop at Oasis Visitor Center. We were glad we took the advice of Palm Desert visitor's center and started at the north end of the park. We found the staff at the Oasis very helpful. They clearly love the park and are able to provide good advice. You can... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Important stop to make just 5 minutes before entering Joshua Tree National Park. The visitor center has 2 rooms - don't miss the back room inside the main entrance. A short educational video about Joshua Tree plays continuously and is incredibly informative. In the visitor center, I drifted away from my husband and found him sitting on one of the... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stopped because of the cold weather. Helpful maps, info, restrooms- next door is a small cafe- soups, sandwiches, salads, cookies.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very knowledgeable and personable staff which are a credit to the Park Service. Try the Joshua Tree Park Rock Cafe which is co located with the bister centre. The food was excellent with the option for packed lunches. Excellent coffee

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was expecting this visitor center to be located right inside the park... but it wasn't. Still, the staff were very professional and helpful.

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Agoura Hills, California
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stopped by Oasis Visitors Center to get recommendations on places to visit in the park and best places to watch sunset. The ranger was very happy to answer all our questions and make recommendations. They also have nice exhibits of the animals and geology of the park. They have a larger store for selling books, supplies and souvenirs than... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Oasis Visitor Center is the main visitor center for Joshua Tree NP and is located in the town of Twentynine Palms along Park Blvd just south of Hwy 62 on the way to the park’s north entrance. This is an excellent place to stop and orient oneself to the park and have any questions answered by a Ranger. In... More 

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