Morongo Basin Communities

Joshua Tree Pioneertown Twentynine Palms Yucca Valley

Joshua Tree

"Famous for its sunrises, Joshua Tree is located in the Mohave Desert. The city views itself as the “the gateway for desert playground” as it provides an experience of comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation.  Visitors are able to experience the Joshua Tree 2nd Saturdays downtown nights, Art Galleries, Noah Purifoy, and Art Queen/world Famous Crochet Museum.  In regards to music, visitors can enjoy Pappy& Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 107.7 FM, Beatnik Lounge, and Radio Free Joshua Tree.  Get a taste of the beautiful night skies at Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts and coyote Telescope Rentals.  Explore the great outdoors at the Tourist services member directory and the Joshua Tree National Park where you can hike, climb, and bike on a trail". 


"Pioneertown began as a live-in Old West motion picture set built in the 1940s.  Multiple western films and television shows were filmed in Pioneertown including: The Cisco Kid and Edgar Buchanan’s Judge Roy Bean.  Today guests can still get a taste of the old west when visiting the Widlands Conservancy, horseback riding, Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneer Bowl, and Pioneertown Mountain Reserves".

Twentynine Palms

"The City of Twentynine Palms, situated in the southern Mojave Desert, is the home of Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters and Oasis Visitor Center. The north entrance to the park is located 3.25 miles up the hill from the headquarters, where visitors can enjoy nearly 800,000 scenic acres in just a few minutes.

Joshua Tree National Park attracts 1.6 million visitors a year. Twentynine Palms provides exceptional lodging and hospitality for visitors to the park and serves as a gateway to the Mojave National Preserve, Mojave Desert Wilderness Areas, and other desert destinations as well.

Known for its desert and mountain vistas, clear skies, brilliant star-filled nights, world-class murals and public art; Twentynine Palms is an oasis for artists and nature lovers, a restful getaway for visitors, a scenic location for photography and filming, and a friendly community for families, singles, retirees, and snowbirds". Chamber of Commerce.

Yucca Valley

"Yucca Valley is located in the high desert, between the San Bernardino Mountains and the Joshua Tree National Park.  Incorporated in 1991, it is often viewed as a town that has clean air, moderate temperatures, and remarkable starry nights.  Visitors can enjoy an endless amount of hiking, climbing, camping, and equestrian activities that are perfect for the whole family". 

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