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Cholla Cactus Garden

Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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Lovely level walk

There is plenty of parking. The view from the Garden is fabulous. There are lots of information... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
A fascinating place, at least in late February

February is golf time for us in Palm Springs, but we took a break and a day excursion to Joshua NP... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Located inside Joshua Tree National Park, this small area contains awesome man-sized cacti that grow in profusion.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500

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Reviewed yesterday

There is plenty of parking. The view from the Garden is fabulous. There are lots of information points matched up to a free information sheet. We enjoyed our visit very much Worthwhile.

Thank bbbythesea
Reviewed 5 days ago

February is golf time for us in Palm Springs, but we took a break and a day excursion to Joshua NP. The Cholla Garden was outstanding and in full bloom during our visit, late n the month.

Thank JimLBoise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice path way created to walk through the Cholla Cactus Garden, approximately .25 mile. Wear closed toe shoes, there are many stickers on the ground no longer attached to the cactus. One lady wore flip flops and was not able to walk far on...More

Thank Claudia10229
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cool place to stop in Joshua Tree National Park. Very cool plants and amazing pictures. Easy to get to. Very cool plants. Do heed the bee warnings.

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely garden that is out of the ordinary. You get to see cactus that you don't normally see. It's lovely to see the big the cactus grow here too.

2  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes 1/2 hour to ride this place, but it worth! This is a valley with special cactus only at this place. Not too long to visit this area and I would like to return by night to see the sky and stars.

Thank Sylvain-Faucher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really surpresed to find and see such unusual garden. You can walk in the middle of the garden but be careful, the spines can be very dangerous!

Thank DiBe0507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is on the main road through Joshua Tree National Park so stop for a visit if travelling through. The cactus plants here are incredible and I would imagine it is beautiful when flowering, we were here in Summer. Still beautiful in this harsh enviroment.

Thank Margot E
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We enjoyed seeing the cholla cactus garden at Joshua Tree National Park - this time August 2017. They are interesting to see. We also noted a sign about beware of swarming dehydrated bees.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 25 July 2017

There are many rock formations that are popping out of the earth in Joshua Tree National Park so this area of cactus is different. If it's not an incredibly hot day (it was over 100 on the day we were there) there's a boardwalk path...More

Thank Susan E
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