Very knowledgeable staff. Lots of helpful brochures and maps. Interesting exhibit on the park at the center along with a snack bar cafe. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
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Yes, I do want to know about the plants, the wildlife, the geology, and the history, but I'm also grateful that there was a section about the local Cahuilla Nation as well as stories from Indigenous elders speaking about their experiences in the Joshua Tree...More
Time and time again, I tell people to go to the people who know, and who would know best than the rangers at the park? Be warned that the trip from Laughlin, Nevada was a sometimes ridiculous trip. There was more than one detour on...More
Lots of great and accurate information awaits you at the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center. The staff is very friendly as USNPS staff always is. Very nice little gift shop, too.
The rangers and volunteers make JTNP a wonderful place. They are helpful, kind and will share insider knowledge about the park, its flora and fauna, as well as the archaeological info of various locations within the park. Love these guys.
Go in the spring and tour the whole park to see the incredibly gorgeous flowering of the desert. The drive is lovely, but does take a few hours. There are great stopping points for photo opportunities and rest stops. This is a must see on...More
Good place to stop for park and trail information. There's a small area of informative exhibits along with books and a gift shop. It's also the last place with running water as you enter the park. A small cafe is also attached and offers box...More
They were even open on Easter Sunday! We walked in, quite busy, but a young man behind the counter eagerly welcomed me over and showed me a big map of the park, He marked it up with places to view, to hike, to have lunch,...More