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Mojave Desert

Address: CA
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Ranked #1,965 of 4,403 Attractions in California
Type: Deserts, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Though arid and harsh, the Mojave Desert is home to over 200 endemic...
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Type: Deserts, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Though arid and harsh, the Mojave Desert is home to over 200 endemic plant species and only one kind of tree, the Joshua Tree.
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Mojave is one of my favorite places on earth! Its rather desolate, quiet, and has a lot of various landscapes to enjoy.

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Paterson, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Some might consider it boring, but I thought it was pretty cool and worth seeing at least once in your lifetime....lots of sand, rocks, mountains, joshua trees, shrubs, and cactus....we stopped twice, and it was HOT! and very windy, steadily blowing at 30-40mph at one stop, Make sure you bring water for yourself and your car as there are some... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I were in Vegas and thought we drive the 70 miles to see the Mojave Desert for something to do one morning. Well, let me tell you that it was just that, a desert. Yes it had rocks, bushes and sand. No big deal if you ask me. Would not recommend making a special trip to see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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321 reviews 321 reviews
261 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We drove through this area as a detour and I have to say there is some great photo ops. The Joshua trees make you feel like you are in a western and the rocky landscape and yellow dirt are a great contrast to the bright blue sky.

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Harwinton, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

There is a lot to see and do here if you like the outdoors and exploring more than sight seeing. I rented a 4wd out of Vegas and did some exploring on the off highway roads. Its dry now, and most of the roads have firm sand. Never had to air down....so I'm returning the tire inflator and shovel to... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is one of those places that finds an attractiveness to a small percentage of people. If you have an appreciation for say, the surface of Mars, then you will like this desert. I'm sure there is interesting wildlife and plants that might warrant a look by those few people, but we are from a state with some form of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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158 reviews 158 reviews
69 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is the first time I have been to a desert. Being from the Midwest, this was a new and very different landscape for me. Lots of sand, brush, open spaces, and Joshua trees. I had never seen a Joshua tree before (my only knowledge of a Joshua tree was the U2 album of the same name), and at first... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I never seen a desert. Mojave Desert was beautiful. It was very hot. I recommend drinking plenty of water and wear sunglasses.

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Toronto, Canada
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159 reviews 159 reviews
63 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is quite a change from the big cities and luscious mountains. It is odd but beautiful. I loved the diversity of natural resources found at this convergence of ecosystems. Encompassed mountains, mesas, red volcanic spires, cinder cones and sand dunes. It is a stunning mix. A must see if you are traveling South of Vegas!

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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

If you have done the sights, the casinos and the well organised tours from Las vegas, then this is a trip we can really recommend. By taking the 95 road south out of the city, heading for Boulder and Searchlight, you soon find yourself well away from the concrete and glitz.Pass throug the wonderfully named Railroad Pass, a small community... More 

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