The City of Twentynine Palms is Nestled in the Morongo Basin area of Southern California's vast Mojave Desert, Twentynine Palms serves as the gateway to the spectacular Joshua Tree National Park and hundreds of other scenic recreation destinations. This true desert oasis situated along historic State Route 62 has a rich heritage of mining and cattle ranching and has been home to the largest Marine Corps base in the world for more than 50 years. Both tourist mecca and snowbird favorite, Twentynine Palms is a family-friendly town offering clean air, highly regarded schools, abundant arts and culture, and plenty of community spirit.
So Much To See and Do
The Morongo Basin is a recreation and nature lover's paradise, with proximity to stunning desert preserves, both desert and mountain resorts and breathtakingly beautiful areas for camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, bird watching and rock climbing. Area museums run the gamut from the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Old School House Museum to the Hutchins Harley-Davidson Museum and the Joshua Tree and Southern Railroad Museum. Gubler Orchids, one of the nation's largest orchid farms, hosts year-round tours, as well as the Morongo Valley Orchid Festival.
Education, Arts and Culture
Twentynine Palms is served by the Morongo Basin Unified School District, which includes Twentynine Palms Junior High School and Twentynine Palms High School. Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree is a community college offering two-year programs in a wide range of subjects. The arts are thriving in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas, including several art galleries, three community theaters and Twentynine Palms' own world-class outdoor mural project depicting the area's culture and history. The city also boasts a writer's guild. Nearby Pioneertown is a real find for western movie buffs. Created as a movie set in the 1940s, Pioneertown served as the backdrop for films featuring Gene Autry, The Cisco Kid and many others.
Year-Round Activities and Special Events
There's something for everyone in Twentynine Palms, a city with two community parks, a public swimming pool, a classic drive-in movie theater and an outstanding parks and recreation program. Organized adult sports include co-ed, church league and men's softball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. The youth sports program offers soccer, flag football, girls' volleyball and, boys' and girls' basketball. Residents also can take advantage of city-sponsored summer day camp programs, Red Cross swimming lessons and special-interest classes such as Tae Kwon Do, aerobics, scrapbooking and guitar-playing. Among the city's popular annual events are the Twentynine Palms Wild West Gran Prix Motorcycle Races, the downtown Street Fair and Car Show, the Pioneer Days Celebration and the Winter Light Parade.
Helpful Links In the Twentynine Palms Area
Desert Knoll Community
Twenty Nine Palms Area
Twentynine Palms by the Marine Corps Base
Chamber of Commerce
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC)
Joshua Tree National Park
Hi-Desert Nature Museum
Joshua Tree and Southern Railroad Museum
Morongo Unified School District