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Oasis Visitor Center

Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree National Park, CA 92277
Phone Number: 760 367 5500
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Ottawa, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
32 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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202 reviews 202 reviews
117 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
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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291 reviews 291 reviews
106 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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723 reviews 723 reviews
473 attraction reviews
1,036 helpful votes 1,036 helpful votes
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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Southern California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

At the corner of Highway 62 and Park Blvd, stop by the Joshua Tree Visitor Center as you head to the West entrance to the park. Rangers are very helpful, you can buy gifts and books/maps about the local flora, fauna and geology. Tip: the cafe right next to it has good food, including some vegetarian options. You can even... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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332 reviews 332 reviews
170 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been to this Park several times. On this trip we had our grandsons...two new Jr Rangers! stop at this visitor center or one of the other ones and get the booklet to complete the requirement for the badge. The park rangers are so friendly to children and knowledgable to adults. Plan ahead and reserve a... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

He'll talk your ear off. We stopped in just looking for a map and to join the park membership. Ranger Dave was talking away and the other person had just started working and did not know any information or how to work the register. This turned what should have been a pleasant little stop into an unnecessary long wait. So,... More 

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Sunnyvale, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The information center has all the useful information needed to really understand and appreciate Joshua Tree NP. We were just driving through from AZ to LA, and stopped at the north end visitor center to pick up a Jr. Ranger packet for our 2 girls (8 and 6). It was filled with fun activities (history, geology, flora/fauna, animals, rock formations,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Excellant, Friendly & knowledgeable staff .. Had everything we needed to get us started on an unforgetable 3 days at Joshua Tree

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Switzerland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Excellent service, very informative and a great start to the park. Definitely a must. View the film!

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