Oasis Visitor Center
Oasis Visitor Center
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Russell L
2 contributions
Jun 2021
Good service and variety. Everything from books to toys for the kids is available in the store. Rangers are helpful and will answer most questions about the park. There is also a small museum or exhibit that displays different features of the park.
Written April 28, 2022
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Richard Yeoh
40 contributions
Dec 2019
A very comfortable stroll around the Park. Listening to birds chirping and on the way you will have stories told. The shops staff very informative and help you to plan how best to enjoy round the National Park to your next destination.
Written February 1, 2020
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Perkadventures
Banning, CA15,292 contributions
Jul 2020
Went here to get a Senior Lifetime pass and found that we would have to drive to the actual entrance3 miles to get the pass. Drove and found out their computer was down and needed to drive to Joshua Entrance to get pass. This was done.

outside and Inside the center is very impressive. Because of the virus you have 0ne way in and another way out. Staff is virus prepared. Nice information displayed and great pictures.
Written July 14, 2020
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Jim B
Saint Johns, MI96 contributions
Feb 2020
The Twentynine Palms Visitors Center is much cleaner and less busy than the other Joshua Tree visitors center about 12 miles west. Friendlier staff, shorter lines, cleaner bathrooms. More room to maneuver. Fun to watch the rangers give the "oath" to junior rangers.
Written February 24, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jan 2020
I was truly happy to start here before going to the Joshua tree.

They had a walk amidst the plants and it gave an idea what we can see. I liked that.

Inside the Oasis, there were books and people who can help.

There were many people that had questions. People like me.

A must see!
Written April 12, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Feb 2020
This is the \Oasis Visitor Center National Park Drive. We can buy books or anything else.to Joshua Tree. We bought our tickets at the Oasis Visitor Center, They were very friendly.

There was a desert made by the Visitor Center to show how an desert how it looks.

I liked that they care!

A must see!
Written December 12, 2020
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Michelle G
Lake Forest, CA461 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
I was expecting this visitor center to be located right inside the park... but it wasn't. Still, the staff were very professional and helpful.
Written December 7, 2014
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epox
Southern California35 contributions
May 2013 • Family
At the corner of Highway 62 and Park Blvd, stop by the Joshua Tree Visitor Center as you head to the West entrance to the park. Rangers are very helpful, you can buy gifts and books/maps about the local flora, fauna and geology.
Tip: the cafe right next to it has good food, including some vegetarian options. You can even buy a lunch box -- perfect if you plan to stay in the park for several hours.
Written May 27, 2013
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travelingrm
New Jersey740 contributions
My husband and I have been to this Park several times. On this trip we had our grandsons...two new Jr Rangers! stop at this visitor center or one of the other ones and get the booklet to complete the requirement for the badge. The park rangers are so friendly to children and knowledgable to adults. Plan ahead and reserve a space on the Keyes Rqnch tour...you will thank me for this tip! Ask about the locations of the blooming desert flowers. Hike the paths near Jumbo Rocks. Enjoy the beauty that this national park provides. We always stay in Desert Hot springs because we love the warm waters there. It makes the trips to Joshua Tree a bit longer than staying in Twenty nine palms, but we think the ride is pleasant when you can soak in the hot pools after hiking.
Written March 15, 2013
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5Carrolls
Redmond, WA62 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
The information center has all the useful information needed to really understand and appreciate Joshua Tree NP. We were just driving through from AZ to LA, and stopped at the north end visitor center to pick up a Jr. Ranger packet for our 2 girls (8 and 6). It was filled with fun activities (history, geology, flora/fauna, animals, rock formations, etc.). We made stops throughout the park to complete the activities. We spent about 5 hours between the north end and the southern entrance as we stopped for a 1/2hr hike and an hour hike, along with minor pit stops. My girls LOVED the skull rock at the Jumbo Rocks and the 3 mile hike (they liked scrambling around on the "petite" monoliths). We also did the Hidden Valley hike and drove to the Keys View overlook. My family can't wait to return so we can camp and try rock climbing.
Written January 3, 2013
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