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California Welcome Center

56711 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2942
+1 760-365-5464
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Very friendly staff at the Welcome Center

We stopped at the Welcome Center to get a map of the area. The staff was very helpful and friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manuel E
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Attractive and informative

If you need advice on the area this is a great place to stop for help. There is lots of information... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
unclelouie
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Minnesota
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The Yucca Valley California Welcome Center is managed by the Desert Regional Tourism Agency (DRTA). We are one of 16 centers in all of California. Stop by our visitor center and one of our friendly ambassadors will be happy to help you plan your visit with free maps, suggestions on places to see, as well as where to eat and stay. In addition to travel and tourism information we have a gift shop where you can find a wide variety of souvenirs and unique items made by local artists. We are your one stop shop for travel and community information. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“joshua tree” (5 reviews)
“palm springs” (3 reviews)
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56711 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2942
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Welcome Center to get a map of the area. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We highly recommend a quick stop to say hello and ask for local tips.

Thank Manuel E
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

If you need advice on the area this is a great place to stop for help. There is lots of information and staff can also give advice. In addition there is a shop with souvenirs.

Thank unclelouie
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

It's been many years since we were last in Palm Springs, but thought we would love to re visit also Joshua Tree. We popped into the Visitors Centre and was greeted warmly by one of the ladies, who gave us lots of advice on where...More

Thank Sparkie154
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

People were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Pat was especially nice. Plan to stay awhile and get a good idea of the surrounding sites.

Thank merritttm
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Just a fresh and clean place to pick up a local map, get some info on attractions, use a restroom, etc. The staff is always friendly and helpful.

Thank godmachine57
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Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

We are very happy you stopped in for information. We hope you enjoyed your time in our beautiful desert community. Please come again.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stopped in to inquire about the Amboy crater and a few other sights. The staff was friendly and helpful. We made a few small purchases too - not cheap but okay. Also used the restroom - clean.

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Recently, we decided to revisit the Welcome Center in Yucca Valley. We were pleasantly surprised! What a difference Wanda Stadum, the director, has made to this place! There are so many great items to take in. The jewelry is lovely, and it is reasonably priced....More

Thank Pamela R
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ASHLEY S, General Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

We are so happy you came in to see us and took the time to share your experience with others. Thank you! I just wanted to clarify Wanda Stadum is the director of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce located inside the California Welcome Center....More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

They were all so nice. I'm from out of town working in the area so I went in to look around and get Local phone books. Thank you staff for holding my mouse pad when I forgot to pick it up! I love it! So...More

Thank Shevonne H
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Visited with my friend who lives in the area. They were very helpful and gave me several suggestions and advice for my visit. Lots of info on the area.

Thank Kent R
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Everyone knows we live next to a National Park. But there are so many other things to do in our neighborhood. The staff at the welcome center really do make you feel welcome. They will gladly provide maps for the area and share forgotten places...More

Thank Susan R
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