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Cholla Cactus Garden

Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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One of a kind

Where else can you see Cholla cactuses? NO WHERE. That's right, this is the only place on earth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seattle, Washington

Cholla Cactus Garden takes the form of a huge field of cholla cactus plants, located just to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berkeley, California
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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 4 days ago

Where else can you see Cholla cactuses? NO WHERE. That's right, this is the only place on earth that has these. So you should go see them. The walk is only 1/4 of a mile, and the free self guided tour guides were unavailable. So...More

Thank SeattleReebs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cholla Cactus Garden takes the form of a huge field of cholla cactus plants, located just to the west side of the main road, and just to the south of White Tank Campground. The main road takes a decisive downhill dip, when driving south from...More

Thank TomBrody
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cactus Garden was a bit of a disappointment, particularly for those staying in Joshua Tree or Twenty-Nine palms as it is in the diametrically wrong direction! It is interesting in that it is a concentration of a particular species of Cactus but other than...More

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little walk around the path through the Cactus garden. It actually takes longer to drive there from the main route through the park than to walk around the path, even if you do stop and read the information signs. There is a variety of...More

Thank DartfordOrn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking the 1/4 mile path through the Cholla Garden. Exercise caution if you are taking children through it because those spines hurt if you touch one. There were no pamphlets there, so I didn't always know what I was seeing. You may be able...More

Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the Cholla Cactus up close but not too close in case you get snared by the thorns is the must-do activity in Joshua Tree National Park.

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving by, this place seems like just another ‘Exhibit Ahead’ place to pull over. If you take the time to stop and wander, you will be amazed at the thousands of cacti in such a small area. It’s a meandering trail among the ‘jumping cactus’....More

Thank freedom212121
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I don't know why the Cholla garden is listed separately as it's part of the Joshua Tree Park in general. There are three sections. The first is the cholla garden and because of the amount of chollas it's great to see. People were out walking...More

Thank Paula1946
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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 SidBarras
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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
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