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1. The Integratron

Landers, California

The Integratron is a structure designed by ufologist and contactee George Van Tassel. Tassel claimed the Integratron was capable of rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time travel. He built the structure in Landers, California (near Joshua Tree), supposedly following instructions provided by visitors from the planet Venus.

The Sound Bath
Their signature experience

This is an unforgettable sound experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and introspection. All Sound Baths are 60-minute sonic healing sessions that consist of 25 minutes of crystal bowls played live and the balance of the hour to integrate the sound and relax in the sound chamber to recorded music.


2. Noah Purifoy
Outdoor Museum of Assemblage Sculpture 

Joshua Tree, California

Located in an isolated area in the outskirts of Joshua Tree, the Noah Purifoy Museum is an open field of "Assemblage" art (previously known as Junk Art), consisting of mysterious and disturbing forms which are open for the viewer to immerse themselves into. 


3. Simi Dabah Sculpture Garden

Joshua Tree, California

Simi Dabah, a self-taught artist/welder, has been creating welded steel sculptures from industrial scrap for more than forty years. He is a prolific artist who believes that using scrap materials to create works of art is both friendly to the environment and inspirational to the viewer.  His sculptures include a wide spectrum of nonrepresentational designs, and range from table-top size to more than 20 feet high.  Most of the outdoor pieces are left in their natural state rusting to a warm patina.


4. Giant Rock

Landers, California

Considered sacred by Native Americans of Joshua Tree, Giant Rock is a large freestanding boulder in the Mojave Desert near Landers, California, that covers 5,800 square feet of ground and is seven stories high. Giant Rock is purported to be the largest free standing boulder in the world.


5. World Famous Crochet Museum

Joshua Tree, California

Some people think Shari makes these crochet animals. She does not. You see, she doesn't really know how to knit or crochet. However, she wants to learn. She recently had a lesson with our "Art, Not Walmart" group where she learned how to make a long crochet chain. She's pretty happy with this new ability and she thanks Suzanne for the lesson. 


6. Smith Ranch Drive-In

29 Palms, California

Smith's Ranch runs a new movie every Friday. Only $5 per person. They have an X-Ray Machine that can tell if you are hiding people in the trunk even if you are wrapped in aluminum foil! So don't try it!


7. Funky Downtown Joshua Tree 

Near the Corner of Hwy 62 and Park Blvd
Joshua Tree, California

When you arrive in JT, you'll notice that there are no Fast Food restaurants, no "Super" markets and no High Rise Luxury Condos in the town. This is by design. The residents have worked very hard to keep their town authentic.


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8. Salvation Mountain / Slab City 

Salton Sea, California

Note: Salvation Mountain is a 2 hour drive from Joshua Tree.

Salvation Mountain is located in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about a hour and a half from Palm Springs. Salvation Mountain is Leonard's tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: 


9. World-Class Stargazing!

Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree is one of the best places for stargazing in the country (and the planet!) The reason is that the Park is located in the High Desert (3000-5000 ft above sea level) and it is located far from major cities (which create light pollution). The East side of the park is best for stargazing. Out East there is very little light pollution from cities, since the closest major city (looking East) is Phoenix, about 300 miles away!

To get the best chance of seeing a zillion stars, you'll need to do a little planning before your trip. Now, you're probably not a werewolf, so you don't live by the light of the moon, but the next time you head to the park, google "moon phase" to see when the moon will rise and set that night. You want to visit when the moon is NOT in the night sky.


10. The Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree, California

"The Park" is a massive desert. It's over 790,000 sq. acres. It fact, it's bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Yes, it's Magical. Yes, it's Amazing. Yes, it's Freaky - but it's still a desert. And like most deserts, it can be hostile and unforgiving. 


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