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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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Good info!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
DeborahandAndy
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Los Angeles, CA
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Bangkok
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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217 reviews 217 reviews
54 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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179 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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58 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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32 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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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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328 reviews 328 reviews
116 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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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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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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