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Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara)

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Twentynine Palms Oasis (Oasis of Mara)

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74485 National Park Drive, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
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Joshua Tree National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore the rugged, mystical beauty of Joshua Tree National Park with a self-guided driving tour. This raw desert landscape features amazing vistas, stunning rock formations, and the eponymous cartoonish trees. As you drive through Joshua Tree and listen to stories around each bend in the road, keep an eye out for desert animals like the roadrunner, tortoise, &amp; even bald eagle. Plus, enjoy a Bonus Tour of Palm Springs!<br><br>Purchase only one tour per car. Everyone can listen at the same time!<br><br>Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route &amp; speed limit for the best experience.<br><br>This is not an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules &amp; opening hours before your visit.<br><br>No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!
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ogol17 wrote a review Apr 2021
Joshua Tree, California738 contributions434 helpful votes
After visiting the park - I found the place to be quite boring. Plants are not as rich as in the park, and the boards with the Indian culture story felt out of place.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Glenn M wrote a review Jan 2021
San Francisco, California944 contributions340 helpful votes
At the Oasis of Mara you have two opportunities - There is the Oasis Nature Walk and the Visitor Center. While the Oasis no longer has an active spring, it does provide a decent walk with a story of Indian lore. If you are looking for a great nature walk, however, there are much better ones inside the park. The visitor center is a very good spot, since you can get info from the rangers, visit the book/gift shop and they have a wonderful cactus garden where you can orient yourself to the many varieties of desert flora. They also have clean restrooms. During the virus, things are still quite limited.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Perkadventures wrote a review Jan 2021
Banning, California13803 contributions567 helpful votes
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Discovered this oasis directly behing the Ranger Station. Great walking path which is paved. Possibly can be used with a wheelchair. Signage here and there with seating to sit and look. The oasis was planed by the Indians to provide shelter, food, etc prior the the Spanish arrival. This areas waslso used to timber for the mining operations in Joshua Tree. Nice walk.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Keren W wrote a review Sep 2019
Ramsey, United Kingdom82 contributions58 helpful votes
Visited this center prior to entering the park. We spoke to one of the rangers - Dave who was excellent. Friendly, helpful and informative about the park and surrounding area. Managed to see Roadrunner following his information (which was a target bird for us). Thanks Dave.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Indy-ND wrote a review Jun 2019
South Bend, Indiana3072 contributions457 helpful votes
A Ranger at the Oasis Visitor's Center talked to me about the oasis and how the name of the town came about. It was all very interesting. The oasis formed because a fault runs along is and the pressure the fault creates forces water to the surface. I asked if it was an active fault and he told me that there hasn't been anything major as far as earthquakes, but the visitor center has been retrofitted for the possibility. Interesting.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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