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Twentynine Palms

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Twentynine Palms is a small town in the California Desert located on the north border of Joshua Tree National Park.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 62 65 72 80 89 98 103 101 95 83 69 60
Nightly lows (°F) 41 43 48 54 63 70 76 75 68 57 46 40
Precipitation (in) 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.6

See Twentynine Palms's 7 day forecast    Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in[edit]

CA route 62 in Twentynine Palms

There is a limited bus network, run by the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA). There's an hourly service from Yucca Valley, where it is possible to connect with Palm Springs.

Get around[edit]

Map of Twentynine Palms


  • Murals (Highway 62 between Smoketree Ave. and Yucca Ave.). The town has multiple murals painted on the sides of buildings all around town that present the history and personalities of the town. A sign listing the location of all the murals is located on the north side of Highway 62 between Smoketree Ave. and Yucca Ave. Free.
  • 1 Old Schoolhouse Museum (Twentynine Palms Historical Society), 6760 National Park Dr., +1 760-367-2366. Regular Hours: September - June, Wednesday through Sunday 1-4PM; Summer Hours: July and August, Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM. The Old Schoolhouse is the oldest public building in the Morongo Basin area having come into existence in 1927. The school began in the truest pioneering fashion. After being denied requested funds from San Bernardino County, the inhabitants of the surrounding area decided to take matters into their own hands. Working solely on the assistance and altruism of the community, the one-room schoolhouse was born, originally hosting eight students, hailing from different corners of the Morongo Basin. The Schoolhouse is now home to a museum and gift shop operated by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Exhibits center around the groups that were important to the history of the Twentynine Palms area: the Native Americans, miners, cattlemen, homesteaders, and military. free.






  • 1 29 Palms Inn, 73950 Inn Ave, +1 760 367-3505. Located around the Oasis of Mara, at the Northern entrance to the park. Established in 1929, 29 Palms Inn is a historic collection of wood and adobe cabins with a restaurant/bar and swimming pool available on the grounds. The focus of the Inn is on the slow pace of the desert and the community of people who come to visit. Minimizing distractions of the outside world, the rooms do not come with telephones, radios, clocks, and only very small, black-and-white, televisions without cable.
  • 2 Joshua Desert Retreats. 12 vacation rental homes in the Wonder Valley on the east side of town, minutes to the Northern entrance of Joshua Tree National Park and Twentynine Palms Marine Base. All of the houses are on 5-15 acres and are fully furnished to give guests a real desert experience without sacrificing modern comforts.
  • 5 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Twentynine Palms - Joshua Tree, 71809 29 Palms Highway, +1 760 361-4009. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. The rooms are large and the beds are comfortable. The hotel has a small, heated pool that is half in the sun and half in the shade allowing guests to cool off without getting sunburned. There is a small fitness center as well. Free breakfast consisting of both hot and cold food items is offered. The hotel is very handicapped-accessible with several rooms featuring roll-in showers and lifts for both the pool and the spa. $120-180.

Go next[edit]

  • Joshua Tree National Park. The large national park south of the town is home to two desert ecosystems and is a favorite for campers, hikers, and rock-climbers.

Routes through Twentynine Palms
Palm SpringsYucca Valley  W California 62.svg E  → Jct N US 95.svg S → becomes Arizona 95S.svgJct N Arizona 95.svg S

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