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    Knott's Soak City USA - Palm Springs
    Includes wave pool, lazy river ride, several waterslides and shutes. Also children's pool and family funhouse.

    Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
    Since 1963, over 13 million visitors have escaped the heat of the desert floor and ascended up to the pleasant cool atop Mount San Jacinto. The 10-minutes, 2.5 mile ride begins at the Valley Station (2643 ft) and ends at the Mountain Station (8516 ft). See dramatic changes in nature and wildlife as you pass from desert to alpine environments.

    The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
    1,200 acre wildlife and botanical park in Palm Desert, California, with rare desert plant and animal species. Live animal shows, picnic areas, tram tours, hiking trails; Bighorn sheep, mountain lions, mexican wolves and birds of prey.

    Calico Ghost Town Regional Park
    Ghost Town Rd, 11 miles NE of Barstow via I-15; (800) 862-2542;
    Open Daily: 9AM-5PM; Admission: Adult $6 / Child (3-15) $3;

    Old Calico recreats mine tours, train ride, mystery shack, gunfights, saloons and shops of the mining era. Canyon campground. The mines here produced over $13 million in silver ore 1881-96.

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    So. California Mountain Ski Resorts
    There are six major ski resort areas operating in the San Bernardino Mountains, less than one hour away from the greater metropolitan area. Activities offer include traditional alpine skiing, snowboarding, family winter fun zones, ski schools and more. Ski season usually runs from December to April. And during the off-season, these mountain areas are also a great place to visit to enjoy suberb scenic vistas.

    California Speedway
    Two-mile D-shaped oval motorsports racetrack that is 75 feet wide with 15-foot apron and 14-degree turn banking. The grandstand has accumulated a total capacity for 92,100 and includes 28 skyboxes since they opened in 1997 on the site of the old Kaiser Steel mill.

    Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain - Big Bear Lake
    (909) 866-4626; Venue Website;
    Located along SR-18 on the south shore of Big Bear Lake.

  • Winter snowplay area
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    Moonridge Animal Park - Big Bear Lake
    Also known as the Big Bear Zoo, this facility is combination of zoo and animal rehabilitation center that rescues injured or orphaned wildlife that is unable to survive in the wild. Over 80 animal species live at the zoo including bear, wildcats, reptiles, coyotes, porcupine, skunks, deer, bison, eagles, owls and more.

    Pharaohs Lost Kingdom - Redlands CA
    Pharaoh’s, home of the world’s tallest enclosed waterslide, is an amusement park, water park and family entertainment center located in Redlands, California. Park attractions include 27 waterslides, 36,000 s.f. arcade center, Pharoah's Go-Cart Speedway, 16 midway rides, miniature golf, ferris wheel, carousel, and the 65-foot Screaming Mummy Roller Coaster.

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Discover California's natural wonders when you explore to a scenic backdrop of amazing desert, mountain, islands and coastal terrain. California features many exciting high wilderness adventures opportunities for rock climbing, mountaineering, ocean sailing, camping, hiking and more.

Ramada Resort - Palm Springs CA
This full service hotel is located in the wind protected Smoke Tree area of Palm Springs. This Courtyard Hotel is built around a magnificent garden and pool. Each guest room offers a balcony or patio with a spectacular view.

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    Twenty Mule Team Museum
    26962 Twenty Mule Team Rd, Boron, CA; (760) 762-5810;
    Open: Daily 10AM-4PM (Exc: Major Holidays); Free Admission

    Located on a former borax mine campsite. Museum includes F-4 jet fighter and exhibits on local area history including the borax mines, mule teams and Edwards AFB and NASA. Also on the grounds are early mining equipment and an early 20th century railroad depot.

    The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum
    15650 Seneca Rd, Victorville, CA; (760) 243-4547;
    Open Daily: 9AM-5PM (Exc: Major Holidays); Admission;

    Exhibits of memorabilia from these famous Western stars.

    Victor Valley Museum and Art Gallery
    11873 Apple Valley Rd, Apple Valley, CA (760) 240-2111;
    Open: Wed-Sat 10AM-4PM; Admission: $3

    Exhibits featuring life, art, culture and history of the Mojave Desert. Includes Native American handicrafts and artwork. Also artifacts from early settlers and pioneers of the desert mining industry and George AFB.

    Barstow Motherroad Route 66 Museum
    681 N. First Avenue, Barstow, CA. 92311 ; 760-255-1890; Museum Website;
    Open Fri-Sun : 11AM-4PM;

    Located in the historic Harvey House in Barstow is this display of historic photographs and artifacts related to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert. Includes exhibits on early pioneer trails, railroads and automotive history.

    Maturango Museum
    Las Flores Ave and China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA; (760) 375-6900;
    Open Daily: 10AM-5PM (Exc: Major Holidays); Admission: $2;

    Exhibits protraying life in the Upper Mojave Desert, including ancient American Native petroglyphs, art gallery, and children's exhibits.
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    Hi-Desert Nature Museum
    57166 TwentyNine Palms Hwy (SR-52), Yucca Valley, CA; (760) 369-7212;
    Open: Tues-Sun 10AM-5PM (Exc: Major Holidays); Donations;

    Exhibits protraying life in the Lower Mojave Desert, including ancient American Native artifacts, mineral collection, and mini-zoo featuring small desert animals.

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    Palm Springs Art Museum
    Founded in 1938, this Museum's permanent art collection features contemporary California art, classic western American art, Native American art; Precolumbian art, Mexican art, and European modern art; glass studio art, American mid-twentieth century architecture, and American photography. Includes the Annenberg Theatre and Albert Frey House.

    Palm Springs Air Museum
    This museum exhibits the role of the World War II combat aircraft and the role the pilots and American citizens had in achieving this great victory. It features One of the world's largest collections of flying World War Two warplanes.

    Aqua Caliente Cultural Museum
    Location : At the Village Green Heritage Center in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.
    This museum preserves the nature spirit of the Aqua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians. Exhibits include the Tahquitz Canyon Archaeological Collection with over 50,000 artifacts from the oldest and largest village site and is one of the most extensive excavation projects in California.

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This site features the best regional magazines, roadmaps, guidebooks, local history, folklore, fiction, recreation, adventure and more.


City of Roses Tour
Best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade and Bowl Game. Tourists may also enjoy visits to Old Town Pasadena which featuresa huge variety of choices of restaurants, shopping centers, night clubs, bars, and movie theaters, and 'Paseo Colorado,' which features a unique collection of retail stores, fine and casual dining and garden promenades.

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    Calico Early Man Archaeological Site
    15 miles NE of Barstow via I-15 and Minneola Rd; (909) 883-3787;
    Excavation begun in 1964 by Dr. Louis Leakey. Over 12,000 stone tools dating back possibly 200,000 years, makes this one of the oldest such sites in the Western Hemisphere. Guided Tours, Active digs and exhibits.

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    Rainbow Basin National Natural Landmark
    8 mile north of Barstow via SR-58 on Irwin Rd, then Fossil Bed Rd; (760) 252-6000;
    Rock walls in shades of red, brown, green and white hold fossils and minerals over millions of years old. Four mile loop tour features views of scenic rock formations.

    Amboy Crater
    The Amboy Crater and Lava Field is an extinct North American cinder cone that lies California's Mojave Desert just sits 2.5 miles west of the town of Amboy on historic U.S. Highway 66.

    Borax Visitor Center
    14485 Borax Rd. Boron, CA; (760) 762-7588;
    Open: Daily 9AM-5PM (Exc: Major Holidays); Admission: $2 per vehicle;

    Exhibits describe the role of mining and minerals in everyday life. Six features include: Mining, Processing, Distributions, Uses, Responsibility and Heritage.

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    Calico Ghost Town Regional Park
    Ghost Town Rd, 11 miles NE of Barstow via I-15; (800) 862-2542; Park Website;
    Open Daily: 9AM-5PM; Admission: Adult $6 / Child (3-15) $3;

    Old Calico recreats mine tours, train ride, mystery shack, gunfights, saloons and shops of the mining era. Canyon campground includes cabins and bunkhouse. The mines here produced over $130 million in silver, borax and gold from 1881-1907 making it the richest district in California
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    Calico Early Man Archaeological Site
    15 miles NE of Barstow via I-15 and Minneola Rd; (909) 883-3787;
    Excavation begun in 1964 by Dr. Louis Leakey. Over 12,000 stone tools dating back possibly 200,000 years, makes this one of the oldest such sites in the Western Hemisphere. Guided Tours, Active digs and exhibits.

Adventure Links Tour Nature Centers & Gardens - Mojave Desert

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    Death Valley National Park
    3.3 million acre preserve of the most inhospitable and also scenic terrain in the continental United States. Many historical landmarks and several species of plant and fish unique only to the parkland.

    Joshua Tree National Park
    Large 870 square mile scenic preserve of desert wildlife. Abundant camping, picnic grounds and hiking trail opportunities.

    Mojave National Preserve
    1.4 million acres of historic and natural desert wonders protected since 1994.

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