Things to Do in Yucca Valley

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  • dnaleciz
    Moreno Valley, CA353 contributions
    After spending a few minutes viewing the Smilodon Sculpture in Yucca Valley, drove around town and landed up at the Desert Christ Park on Sunnyslope Drive. This 3.5-acre park was created by Antone Martin who also designed the Smilodon Sculpture. Martin was a believer in global peace and a devote Catholic. According to records, he began creating his religious park in 1951 with statues of Christ made from steel reinforced concrete. Over the next ten years, he produced thirty-five different sculptures of Christ and other religious figures. The Twelve Apostles, Mary, Angles, and a monster 15-foot-tall statues of Jesus. This statue is a miniature of Crist the Redeemer, found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After his death in 1961, this park was neglected for many years and fell into a state of decay. For 8 years it became the center of a California lawsuit over the separation of church and state rights. The devastating 1992 Landers earthquake play a major factor in the destruction of the statues. This 7.2 earthquake knocked of limbs, destroyed faces, and fractured dozens of the statues. As one wanders the paths throughout this park, one observed damaged white concrete figures. Sad. It is a shame that this individual works has been neglected and fallen into a state of decay. As a non-Christian, this park was hard to fathom. Martins’ intent was honorable, but one must wonder what it accomplished. In today’s world “Peace” does not exist and will never be achieved.
    Written February 27, 2022
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  • schwach3
    North Pekin, IL9 contributions
    They are open only in the afternoon so you need to plan ahead. It will take about 1-2 hours to see it all - depending on if you want read all the details. The staff was very friendly.
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    However the bookstore was closed, although it should be open.

    They have lots of books.

    There is also parking as well.

    Worthwhile to see!
    Written May 2, 2020
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  • Michelle B
    Yucca Valley, CA4 contributions
    I've been a Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce volunteer since I was fourteen. The Chamber is an amazing organization that diligently promotes and supports local businesses. The YVCC is non-profit and funded by membership and fundraisers.

    In addition, the YV Chamber presents annual events and family friendly entertainment. Grubstakes Days is the largest of all, celebrating the towns heritage for nearly 70 years on Memorial Day Weekend. Bring your friends and enjoy the numerous things to see and do. Grubstakes features a large parade, community fair, a craft show, food vendors, competitive horseshoes, tug o' war, music and much more.

    I encourage venturing to our desert community, located 30 minutes north of Palm Springs, to enjoy all of the free offerings. While you're here, you can visit the nearby Joshue Tree National Park. Campgrounds can be reserved for your stay. There's also plenty of lodging available. The temperature is perfect this time of year!
    Written March 3, 2018
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  • Robby G C
    Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
    This is the Pioneer Crossing Antiques. They have a lot of items here and it is not expensive.

    They have a lot of items and it is not expensive.

    Clothing, kitchen and way more.

    Worthwhile to see!Lots to see. Wow!
    Written December 15, 2020
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  • james v
    1 contribution
    A real flash from the past; tons of junk and some hurried treasure in a place that feels like it's out of the 70's. A friend along even became mezmerized by a Dusty Cafe on site where they were playing Moody Blues tunes. I found everything on my wish list and more! And then we ate a nice brunch at a nearby place called, "Steve's"
    Written February 17, 2020
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  • Perkadventures
    Banning, CA15,292 contributions
    Found out about this site to see and investigated. Road was up the hillside could only be accomplished by high clearance 4 Weheel Drive vehicle. We stayed down and could see part of this monument and a sign below.

    Hard to get there and will not be tagged by bad people. Can see from stat view.
    Written April 20, 2022
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  • dnaleciz
    Moreno Valley, CA353 contributions
    Continuing my quest to visit and explore Southern California, ventured over to Joshua Tree National Park. Was advised of its many hiking trails throughout the area. Many of these trails are brutal and cover long distances, while others are rated easy to moderate and requires only a short hike to complete them. High View Nature Trail provides the hiker with a workout. This 1 1/3-mile loop trail, with a gain of 325 feet in elevation is challenging. It is rated moderate. The climax to this hike is sitting in the sand at the summit of a desert ridge and taking in panoramic views of Yucca Valley and the surrounding mountain. This hiking trail begins near the Black Rock Campground. Information on the trail, area flora and fauna, and maps of the trails can be obtained at the Black Rock Visitor Center. As you proceed up the trail, it will split off into the West Side Loop Trail. Shortly after the split off, the trail begins to climb up a desert ridge with a sandy track that traverses through cactus, and other plants. Stone steps are built into the track to assist you with the climb. Rests stops with five benches are conveniently located along the trail. Great for resting those tired feet and ideal locations for taking photographs. High View Nature Trail is an informative nature trail that provides a plethora of information on twenty-one trail markers. Each marker relates to different things that can be observed along the trail. This trail is open daily. No entrance fee or permit are required to hike the High View Nature Trail. Dogs, bikes, and horses are not allowed on the trail. This short easy trail is enjoyable and provided an opportunity to get a bit of exercise. Spent a one ½ hour completing this trail. If you like a hiking challenge, the trail is ideal for you. Just be sure to have sufficient water and appropriate clothing. Wildlife including snakes can and will be observed on this trail. Use caution and have fun.
    Written February 27, 2022
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  • schwach3
    North Pekin, IL9 contributions
    The staff was very friendly & helpful . I received all the info I needed. They also recommended other places to visit
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • Kelly M
    1 contribution
    A MUST! This was an amazing experience and so educational. Lorrie is a master falconer and you can tell how passionate he is about his craft. He said it exactly, "You'll never get closer to a bird of prey." Once in a lifetime opportunity. Don't miss this!
    Written February 19, 2022
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  • kciRR
    Savannah, GA3 contributions
    We really enjoyed our ride. I really appreciated how the owners made sure you were comfortable with the horse that you were provided. Though we have experience, they made sure we reviewed basic handling of the horse.

    Our guide was very informative, kind, fun and helpful.

    The ride took us into Joshua Tree Park, which was great.

    Highly recommend this experience.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • travellerSanDiego_CA
    Yucca Valley, CA87 contributions
    I’ve wanted to go the Roost Cafe at Hawks Landing Golf Course in Yucca Valley, CA, since it has received several consistent good reviews. The restaurant opens for dinner at 4pm, until 9pm. Friday dinner features Prime Rib, so I decided to go with a friend. Since I prefer earlier dinners, we showed up at 4 for some cocktails beforehand. The cocktails were fabulous, large, and inexpensive for their size at $5.50. Then we were told that they had just put the roast in the oven at 4, so that meant it might not be done until 6. Then we were told they were out of steak; forgot to order any for the weekend. There were other items on the menu, but mostly burgers, with the exception of their salmon fillet in caper sauce. Well, it was still a good initial experience; nice environment, outside on the patio, sipping well prepared cocktails! I’ll return again with more optimism. The staff was very courteous, apologized for not having what we were looking forward to eating, and even comped a round of drinks! So, it was still a good experience! Go! You’ll be pleasantly surprised. We ate elsewhere.
    Chef JP
    Written June 18, 2018
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  • Catdancer585
    ROCHESTER6 contributions
    The owner is very pleasant and can guide you to the type of book you are looking for.

    But it is also fun to browse the stacked shelves and see what might be intriguing, and there is no pressure to make your choices amd move on.

    Imagine the used bookstore where you would most enjoy spending a quiet hour or two or more. Chances are good that the Cactus Wren is even better!
    Written March 17, 2022
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  • clshimko
    Yucca Valley, CA8 contributions
    I took a tour with Ruths Rabbit Tours and let me tell you, it was a great experience. Ruth took me out to view the desert wildflowers, which were in abundance, and also to show me the area around the Yucca Valley. We had a great time. She showed me beautiful desert landscape and wildlife and took me to unique areas in the desert. The flowers were in full bloom and it was an amazing tour. The desert area she gives tours in is unique and very beautifu, a nicel area to visit. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Ruth and booking extra time so you can hike the trails and truly experience the desert life
    Written May 3, 2017
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  • noxiousburrito
    Ann Arbor, MI257 contributions
    Rad store for a junk enthusiast and expert thrifter. It's like a mini-flea market and a lot of fun. Take a couple loops around to really get the full experience.
    Written May 21, 2022
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