Nicole’s guidebook

Nicole
Nicole’s guidebook

Sightseeing

In 1946, Pioneertown was founded by a group of Hollywood investors with dreams of creating a living movie set — an 1870's frontier town with facades for filming and interiors open to the public. There are cute shops as well as good food and drinks. It is a family friendly place to visit.
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Pioneertown
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In 1946, Pioneertown was founded by a group of Hollywood investors with dreams of creating a living movie set — an 1870's frontier town with facades for filming and interiors open to the public. There are cute shops as well as good food and drinks. It is a family friendly place to visit.
This location is only a few miles from us and one of the lesser known hikes in the area, so it isn't very crowded. The views are great and the hike is beautiful!
Black Rock Campground
This location is only a few miles from us and one of the lesser known hikes in the area, so it isn't very crowded. The views are great and the hike is beautiful!
Born in Snow Hill, Alabama in 1917, assemblage artist Noah Purify lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. His earliest body of sculpture, constructed out of charred debris from the 1965 Watts rebellion, was the basis for 66 Signs of Neon, the landmark 1966 group exhibition on the Watts riots that traveled throughout the country. In 1989, Purifoy moved his practice from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, California. From 1989 until his death in 2004, he filled ten acres of his high desert studio and environment with assemblage sculptures and installations that synthesized the concerns of his life. Working freely with all kinds of materials and at every possible ale, he pushed himself and his work to create his outdoor desert art museum that continues to attract local, national and international visitors. The Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF), established in 1999, is an all-volunteer nonprofit foundation with a loop mission to preserve and maintain the site Noah Purify developed in Joshua Tree.
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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
62975 Blair Lane
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Born in Snow Hill, Alabama in 1917, assemblage artist Noah Purify lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. His earliest body of sculpture, constructed out of charred debris from the 1965 Watts rebellion, was the basis for 66 Signs of Neon, the landmark 1966 group exhibition on the Watts riots that traveled throughout the country. In 1989, Purifoy moved his practice from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree, California. From 1989 until his death in 2004, he filled ten acres of his high desert studio and environment with assemblage sculptures and installations that synthesized the concerns of his life. Working freely with all kinds of materials and at every possible ale, he pushed himself and his work to create his outdoor desert art museum that continues to attract local, national and international visitors. The Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF), established in 1999, is an all-volunteer nonprofit foundation with a loop mission to preserve and maintain the site Noah Purify developed in Joshua Tree.
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Джошуа—Трі
74485 National Park Dr
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Food scene

Established in 1946, the Red Dog Saloon was a mainstay in a handful of notable Western films, quickly becoming the go-to watering hole for the stars who created it. It is a really cool and authentic bar in Pioneertown that has amazing locally made cocktails as well as some amazing tacos!
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The Red Dog Saloon
53535 Mane Street
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Established in 1946, the Red Dog Saloon was a mainstay in a handful of notable Western films, quickly becoming the go-to watering hole for the stars who created it. It is a really cool and authentic bar in Pioneertown that has amazing locally made cocktails as well as some amazing tacos!
Pappy & Harriet’s is known for its BBQ and rock and roll. In 1946, a team of Hollywood investors created Pioneertown as an old Western film set. After more than 50 films and TV shows were shot on-site, it transformed into its current iteration: a restaurant, saloon, and live music venue. Located on an isolated patch of high desert far away from city lights and cell service, the restaurant serves quesadillas, barbecue, burgers, and cocktails in mason jars. In 2021, Desert Daze festival founder Phil Pirrone and Knitting Factory Entertainment took over booking for the venue. Fun fact: Pappy & Harriet’s shows up in the 2017 movie Ingrid Goes West, where it is referred to as “a bit sketch.” In real life, the venue, which has been the site of impromptu concerts from legendary musicians like Paul McCartney, is anything but.
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Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
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Pappy & Harriet’s is known for its BBQ and rock and roll. In 1946, a team of Hollywood investors created Pioneertown as an old Western film set. After more than 50 films and TV shows were shot on-site, it transformed into its current iteration: a restaurant, saloon, and live music venue. Located on an isolated patch of high desert far away from city lights and cell service, the restaurant serves quesadillas, barbecue, burgers, and cocktails in mason jars. In 2021, Desert Daze festival founder Phil Pirrone and Knitting Factory Entertainment took over booking for the venue. Fun fact: Pappy & Harriet’s shows up in the 2017 movie Ingrid Goes West, where it is referred to as “a bit sketch.” In real life, the venue, which has been the site of impromptu concerts from legendary musicians like Paul McCartney, is anything but.
Joshua Tree Saloon’s outdoor space (simply called The Yard) may be one of the most photogenic spots in town. It’s also the site of live music and outdoor barbecue on the weekends, and it’s the perfect place to savor ginger-marinated ahi tuna poke with homemade tortilla chips or beer-battered jalapeño slices. An indoor saloon serves 14 draft beers and a must-try mojito. Karaoke night draws crowds here.
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Joshua Tree Saloon
61835 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Joshua Tree Saloon’s outdoor space (simply called The Yard) may be one of the most photogenic spots in town. It’s also the site of live music and outdoor barbecue on the weekends, and it’s the perfect place to savor ginger-marinated ahi tuna poke with homemade tortilla chips or beer-battered jalapeño slices. An indoor saloon serves 14 draft beers and a must-try mojito. Karaoke night draws crowds here.
Nestled among antique shops and boutiques, this Yucca Valley cafe serves sandwiches and salads, plus wine, beer, and kombucha. The emphasis is on fresh, desert ingredients (think prickly pear lemonade and arugula salad tossed with pepitas). There are plenty of plant-based options too, including a vegan BLT with housemade tempeh bacon.
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Frontier Café
55844 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Nestled among antique shops and boutiques, this Yucca Valley cafe serves sandwiches and salads, plus wine, beer, and kombucha. The emphasis is on fresh, desert ingredients (think prickly pear lemonade and arugula salad tossed with pepitas). There are plenty of plant-based options too, including a vegan BLT with housemade tempeh bacon.
Minimalist desert style meets thoughtfully created dishes at this stylish fine dining hot spot. La Copine hits all the right notes with its sun-bathed interior and seasonal dishes. The seasonal menu includes an eclectic array of cuisine which can include items like corvina ceviche, pork belly ramen, crispy buttermilk chicken with grits, and warm beignets. Only open Thursday through Sunday, La Copine is very popular and does not offer reservations — but it’s worth waiting for a table.
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La Copine
848 Old Woman Springs Rd
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Minimalist desert style meets thoughtfully created dishes at this stylish fine dining hot spot. La Copine hits all the right notes with its sun-bathed interior and seasonal dishes. The seasonal menu includes an eclectic array of cuisine which can include items like corvina ceviche, pork belly ramen, crispy buttermilk chicken with grits, and warm beignets. Only open Thursday through Sunday, La Copine is very popular and does not offer reservations — but it’s worth waiting for a table.
After a long hike, sometimes pizza is the only answer. Fortunately, Pie for the People serves pizza that is worth making it back from the desert wilderness for. Diners can choose from specialty pies, like the elote pizza topped with corn, aioli, and cotija, or create their own starting with a choice of crusts including Sicilian thick crust, gluten-free, and cauliflower.
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Pie for the People!
61740 Twentynine Palms Highway
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After a long hike, sometimes pizza is the only answer. Fortunately, Pie for the People serves pizza that is worth making it back from the desert wilderness for. Diners can choose from specialty pies, like the elote pizza topped with corn, aioli, and cotija, or create their own starting with a choice of crusts including Sicilian thick crust, gluten-free, and cauliflower.
Crossroads Cafe serves diner food inspired by southwest and California tastes. In other words, there are good old fashioned hamburgers made with beef, but there are also ahi tuna burgers with jalapeno-lime aioli and Impossible burgers on brioche. The menu also includes tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, salads, housemade pastries, and beer and wine.
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Crossroads Cafe
61715 Twentynine Palms Highway
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Crossroads Cafe serves diner food inspired by southwest and California tastes. In other words, there are good old fashioned hamburgers made with beef, but there are also ahi tuna burgers with jalapeno-lime aioli and Impossible burgers on brioche. The menu also includes tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, salads, housemade pastries, and beer and wine.
There’s nothing quite like a truly good cup of coffee at sunrise in the desert. Joshua Tree Coffee Co. provides just that by way of organic coffee made with beans roasted in a drum coffee roaster for a smoother, more nuanced flavor. The menu also includes cold-brewed and nitro-brewed coffee, plus bags of coffee (made in small batches — and also a pretty decent Joshua Tree souvenir) to-go.
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Joshua Tree Coffee Company
61738 Twentynine Palms Highway
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There’s nothing quite like a truly good cup of coffee at sunrise in the desert. Joshua Tree Coffee Co. provides just that by way of organic coffee made with beans roasted in a drum coffee roaster for a smoother, more nuanced flavor. The menu also includes cold-brewed and nitro-brewed coffee, plus bags of coffee (made in small batches — and also a pretty decent Joshua Tree souvenir) to-go.
The town of Joshua Tree gets a lot of acclaim for its artsy aesthetic and desert culinary gems, but in recent years Twentynine Palms has been drawing its own crowds, thanks in part to the addition of Kitchen in the Desert. Featuring a cactus studded patio interspersed with historic mining equipment, this restaurant serves Carribean-influenced American brunch and dinner seven days a week. Diners can enjoy jerk chicken, fried cauliflower, and mezcal palomas while exploring the historic property and listening to occasional live music performances.
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Kitchen in the Desert
6427 Mesquite Ave
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The town of Joshua Tree gets a lot of acclaim for its artsy aesthetic and desert culinary gems, but in recent years Twentynine Palms has been drawing its own crowds, thanks in part to the addition of Kitchen in the Desert. Featuring a cactus studded patio interspersed with historic mining equipment, this restaurant serves Carribean-influenced American brunch and dinner seven days a week. Diners can enjoy jerk chicken, fried cauliflower, and mezcal palomas while exploring the historic property and listening to occasional live music performances.
A great local bar with pool tables, good drinks, and friendly locals.
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Virginian Cocktails
73643 Twentynine Palms Highway
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A great local bar with pool tables, good drinks, and friendly locals.

City/town information

Palm Springs is a magical place full of palm trees, bright colors, amazing mid century design, and a wonderful culture. Must visit location with lots of shopping and food scenes, only 45 minute drive from your stay with us in Yucca Valley!
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Palm Springs
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Palm Springs is a magical place full of palm trees, bright colors, amazing mid century design, and a wonderful culture. Must visit location with lots of shopping and food scenes, only 45 minute drive from your stay with us in Yucca Valley!