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Mojave Desert

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Ranked #2,517 of 5,065 Attractions in California
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Type: Deserts, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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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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274 reviews 274 reviews
220 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
94 helpful votes 94 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
63 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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75 helpful votes 75 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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Melzo, Italy
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Kelso Sand Dunes are amazing!We crossed the desert from north to south, stopping at Kelso Depot Visitor's Center. Nice flora (Joshua trees), we really loved the dunes too! Good place to visit in California!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great stop. Well maintained. Great, informative signage, ravens everywhere Beautiful mountains. Wow What friendly staff. Truly enjoyed the respite from the road.

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