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Noah Purifoy's Outdoor sculpture Museum

Address: Bair Lane, Joshua Tree, CA
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Joshua Tree
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Belmar, New Jersey
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162 reviews 162 reviews
65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is off the beaten path a little from Hwy 62 that runs through Joshua Tree. It's not the hard to find though. You will have to drive down two unpaved roads, but my economy rental car had no problem on them. Just take it a little slower than usual (depending on what kind of car you have.) Now at... More 

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Los Angeles
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is an interesting outdoor art museum. It's all sculptors in metal or wood or even made using old washing machine parts or TV's or building sidings, etc.. Fun to walk around and take pictures. You might only spend an hour there. According to a little sign on the property you are supposed to call the foundation to let them... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you are near Joshua Tree you have to stop and see Noah's Art. It is so creative and fun to see. You can walk into some structures (just watch your head). I love when people use everyday items and create fun things for me to see and photograph. Well worth the drive!! It is about 12 miles off Hwy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped off here during our great day trip from the city with Southwest Adventures Day Tours - it is in the middle of virtually nothing - all these sculptures made from rubbish and leftover bits and bobs and recycled into art....there is much to see, some of it obvious, a lot of it went over my head - when... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You'll be entertained for sure! We definitely enjoyed the quirky art pieces. Prepare to spend at least an hour here.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

....not to be missed. read up on the history first to grasp the depth of some of the pieces. quirky. fun. bring a lot of water & wear sunscreen.

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Joshua Tree, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Once you actually find this place it is an experience in sculpture like no other. At first I was feeling a bit dismissive of the sculptors antics, and then, I started reading about his process and I began feeling his own sense of loneliness, and his introspection on place and community, and Purifoy's desire to create community, everywhere, anywhere! These... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great for people who like and appreciate funky, outdoor, "found art". Much bigger than we expected. Our motel owner fortunately gave us good instructions to locate it in out of the way location.

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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Remarkable found art in the desert. But you better hurry. it is disintegrating in the desert environment.

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Upland, California, United States
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51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Sculpture out in the High Desert, off the beaten track, down a dirt road. Some whimsical, some funny, some serious, some goofy. An amazing site, actually, with an interesting history behind it. Off the wall. Bring a camera. Free and you can just park across the street and walk in. Wear comfortable shoes for the desert sand, and be cautious... More 

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