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Noah Purifoy Foundation

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Address: Cielito Drive & Border Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone Number: (213) 382-7516
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Quirky Art Museum

I love that this museum is outdoors and there are no explanations of the artwork - IT'S YOURS TO INTERPRET!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I love that this museum is outdoors and there are no explanations of the artwork - IT'S YOURS TO INTERPRET!

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The vision this man had HAD to have been incredible! Talk about unique! There are no activities per se, but I do recommend wearing good, solid tennis shoes or, better yet, walking shoes and I also recommend starting in one place, making the rounds, then going around again the other way as you will surely miss something the first time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

What a neat place and neat person behind it. It's fascinating to see all the art Purifoy created just for his own amusement/reasons, and how creative he was. But see it soon, as it is quickly deteriorating into the ground. Also, this is not a place for little kids. They probably wouldn't appreciate the art, and there's lots of glass,... More 

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Malibu CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

There is a foundation trying to save this unusual art installation by an LA area artist who spent years in the desert creating his found-art sculptures. More donations are needed to preserve this peice of Americana.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Not boring... pretty fascinating... see it before it continues to deteriorate.... which is pretty fascinating too!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

While driving from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park, I decided to check TripAdvisor for any pitstop attractions along the way, and I discovered this wonderful sculpture garden. It's difficult to find, located on a dirt path outside of the town of Joshua Tree. Most of the locations listed online, including in this TripAdvisor page, are inaccurate. It's actually... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

You email on line for directions to this site to prevent vandalism. Excellent and extensive outdoor found art installation pieces not far from Joshua Tree national park. We spent two hours wandering, photographing. Go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Am amazed to be the first person to review Noah Purifoy's sculptures, which are situated on 2.5 acres acres of property in Joshua Tree. He began making these sculptures in 1989, to 'synthesize the concerns of his life' . He worked freely with all kinds of materials and at every possible scale, and pushed himself and his work to create... More 

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Address: Cielito Drive & Border Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone Number: (213) 382-7516
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Joshua Tree

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