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Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

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Address: 51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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A sense of beauty

Stop and take in the wonderful surroundings. The landscape is beautiful. Between the flowers, desert and mountain range, the view is stunning.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
nat1225
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stop and take in the wonderful surroundings. The landscape is beautiful. Between the flowers, desert and mountain range, the view is stunning.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a brief afternoon visit there in our travels around Palm Springs. Enjoyed a short hike on the well-marked attractive nature trails in this desert park. The visitor center was clean with interesting exhibits and well-staffed. Would have like to send more time there.

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Mountain Center, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get maps and information about this beautiful area - 4 hiking trails, 2 are only open from Oct - Dec as they are bighorn sheep habitats. Wonderful 45 minute film on the monument.

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Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Go here. Grab great photos, maps and walk through the outdoor gardens. Very clean public restroom fun activities and lots of little freebies for the kids.

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Wife and I go out of our way to visit anything "National", or managed by the NPS. We read about this National Monument while staying in Palm Springs and made the trek. What a terrific Monument, very upscale, beautiful, incredibly well-marked and informative, and loaded with dedicated volunteers. We talked with two volunteers extensively, enjoyed the Visitor Center displays, learned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Wonder place great views. Lots of activities. Wild flower season is fun. The also offer star gazing. Be sure and check weather and dress appropriately

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We found this place to be a good one for all the info we wanted about local flora and fauna and recreation possibilities.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Whether you approach from the east our the west, and whether you're hiking or driving, the views, wildlife, flora and fauna will never disappoint you. Every day is different, every time of day casts different colors and shadows, and every season brings different icing on the cake. Hwy 74 is a favorite approach, as is the I-10/111.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have hiked in these mountains for many years. The trails can be challenging but the views and scenery are worth the effort. The easy was is to take the Palm Springs Tram.

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Haverhill, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

10 miles out of Palm Desert, you have a grand view of the Palm Springs area. Worth the drive out of town. Be careful driving up the mountains.

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