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Cholla Cactus Garden

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Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Easy stop. Interesting.

An easy stop on the road to see lots of cactus. They are pretty and it is cool to see all of them... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wherespiratejay
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Maryland
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Sticky Situation

Definitely a place of beauty in its own way! If you plan on visiting it close-up, as you SHOULD do... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rich W
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Located inside Joshua Tree National Park, this small area contains awesome man-sized cacti that grow in profusion.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“be careful” (32 reviews)
“teddy bear” (15 reviews)
“warning signs” (8 reviews)
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Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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+1 760-367-5500
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"be careful"
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"teddy bear"
in 15 reviews
"warning signs"
in 8 reviews
"joshua tree"
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"definitely worth a stop"
in 7 reviews
"nice path"
in 4 reviews
"short walk"
in 16 reviews
"watch your step"
in 4 reviews
"pinto basin road"
in 7 reviews
"nice stop"
in 4 reviews
"nature walk"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
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"small area"
in 4 reviews
"south entrance"
in 6 reviews
"national park"
in 13 reviews
"the main road"
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"colorado desert"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An easy stop on the road to see lots of cactus. They are pretty and it is cool to see all of them in one spot.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a place of beauty in its own way! If you plan on visiting it close-up, as you SHOULD do, be very careful not to get too close -- you will find yourself with some painful results!

1  Thank Rich W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sight is roughly in the middle/south part of the park on the west side of the road, with a fair amount of parking. Most visitors can see what there is to see in 30 minutes or less, as the walk is flat, and the...More

1  Thank brifd1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on early July 2018. It was a long drive from the north entrance. Cholla Cactus Garden is beautiful but hazardous. Cholla Cactus has sharp needles. The parking is adequate. We walked around the garden about 30 minutes.

Thank BangkokSachse
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

First of all, the views from this location are breathtaking. If nothing else, make the drive for the incredible vistas you will encounter. The garden itself is a sight to behold. We are from MN so this type of flora and fauna is visually fascinating...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The cactus garden is so unique. I have never seen anything like it. Fuzzy and creepy all in the same moment. It is a nice 1/4 mile walk and break from the car.

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Reviewed June 17, 2018

For some reason, I thought the cactus garden would have a variety of cacti but it was only one kind. They were very cool and there was a good variety of them. Some were very large, some dying, and some barely growing at all. They...More

1  Thank Jason H
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Lots of cactus in one area. Pick your spot and snap some photos if you please! Plenty of parking and places to walk. Not too crowded.

Thank Ashley C
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We sadly went after the bloom so there wasn’t anything too special to look at. But take the watch out for bees sign seriously! Right when we parked bees swarmed to the car! It was pretty intimidating at first but ignore them and walk away...More

Thank Josh K
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

When hiking in this garden, be aware: "The "jumping cholla" name comes from the ease with which the stems detach when brushed. Often the merest touch will leave a person with bits of cactus hanging on their clothes to be discovered later when either sitting...More

Thank imlai07
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