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The Joshua Tree National Park houses a surprisingly diverse plant and animal life. The main attraction, of course is the Joshua Tree itself (Yucca brevifolia). Additionally, there is the landscape which was shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. You would need to spend a few days here to fully explore the park. If your time is limited you may want to consider limiting yourself to the main park roads. There are a number of pullouts with wayside exhibits all along these roads. There are 12 self-guiding nature trails, and you may want to experience at least one of these walks. Keys View, depending on the weather, offersspectacular views including the San Andreas Fault and on really clear days views beyond Salton Sea to Mexico. There are 9 campgrounds and a number of picnic areas in the park. Joshua Tree National Park is also a very popular rock-climbing destination. The park is always open and may be visited anytime of year. Visitation increases as temperatures moderate in the fall, peaks during spring wildflower season, and diminishes during the heat of summer.
Twentynine Palms itself is a town of about 25,000 that has grown a wopping 70% mostly due to the marine base. Twentynine Palms was named in 1852 by Colonel Henry Washington, a surveyor. It was a stop along the "Utah Trail"; but did not really become a city until the 1920s. It was largely settled by homesteaders, many of whom were veterans of World War 1. The town has had a strong tie with the U.S. Military every since.
Twentynine Plams is a nice base for exploring Joshua Tree National Park.
Twentynine Palms has a nice little park dedicated to veterans of the country's military.
- In a nutshell:Nice Town, By a Neat Park
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