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Noah Purifoy's Outdoor sculpture Museum

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Address: Bair Lane, Joshua Tree, CA
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If you love "found art' and are a hoarder at heart, you'll feel like you've died and gone to heaven. This is a vast collection of cast-off items that have been reassembled into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
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Joshua Tree, California
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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you love "found art' and are a hoarder at heart, you'll feel like you've died and gone to heaven. This is a vast collection of cast-off items that have been reassembled into delightful, whimsical and often thought provoking displays. Noah Purifoy has created a wonderful fantasy land that is a delight to wander through and although I've been here... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A rare and amazing opportunity to see Noah Purifoy art up close and personal--- Its a place of wonder and beauty if your eye is right... you know which one I mean..... its right there in the middle. Enjoy this gift!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place and knew we had to stop as we had some artists in the group. Definitely worth the visit- it's truly incredible to witness Noah's playground of sculptures.

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Thank Lara S
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Go tot he desert and see this place. I went and it was amazing. It is very quiet here. Just me and the rabbits while I was here. I had seen the art museum exhibit at LACMA and at the Wexner Center. Those were good. This is great.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The Noah Purifoy never ceases to intrigue and each visit reveals more. Just an incredible installation!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

It is worth the journey as the art and the location make your stop in your tracks. The legs on the gallows were haunting particularly in the eerie stillness of the desert. Definitely something we will remember from our two week trip around California.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

While Noah Purifoy has left this realm, he certainly left a lot of his humorous personality behind for us to enjoy. Using bits and pieces of any and everything you can imagine, he has created a wonderland of art in the desert. Everything from hubcaps, to toilets, to telephones, and much much more. If Burning Man isn't your thing but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

It's full of used objects, and that somebody else discarded, but Noah found a use for. It's definitely a strange collection, but many of the pieces are thought-provoking. It wasn't a huge – we spent about 30 minutes there

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

If you like burning man art you might enjoy this. Overall a little junky for my taste but then again the artist has been deceased for a decade so it looks like there is no one maintaining it. Not worth a special trip.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

This is one of the stranger things you'll visit in your life but it's also really cool. You drive down a dirt road to get to what feels like an abandoned piece of land covered in art installations made of "junk". There are some seriously great photos to be taken. I probably wouldn't drive out there just for that, but... More 

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