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Cholla Cactus Garden

Pinto Basin Road, Joshua Tree National Park, CA
+1 760-367-5500
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tried to enter this place but there were so many flying insects/bees or sth like that, that it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Krakow, Poland
Rare beauty

Although the cactus are not in bloom in November, it was still very interesting to visit this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crestview, Florida
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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 2 weeks ago

tried to enter this place but there were so many flying insects/bees or sth like that, that it was impossible to walk there...

Thank jplaneta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the cactus are not in bloom in November, it was still very interesting to visit this garden. Various sizes and shapes spotted the landscape for quite a ways. I can image how colorful this area must be when they are in bloom. There is...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bit of a drive from the north or west entrances, but I'm glad we went. It's pretty amazing and I wish we had been able to walk around more. Our 17-month-old son was along and this is NOT a safe area for...More

Thank mrsbanting
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017

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

1  Thank TomBrody
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 6 November 2017

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 November 2017

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 23 October 2017 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 16 October 2017 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
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