Introduction to Twentynine Palms, California
Twentynine Palms, California, in San Bernardino county, is 59 miles NE of Hemet, California and 77 miles E of Riverside, California. Part of the surrounding Riverside - San Bernardino metro area, Twentynine Palms is home to some 14,764 residents.
Twentynine Palms History
The area was originally a rest stop for travelers on the Utah Trail. In the late 19th century, gold miners settled in the area. They named it Twentynine Palms after the 29 palm trees that were found in the Oasis of Mara, at the Joshua Tree National Park. Most of these trees can be found to this day. In 1952, a Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center was founded in the city of Twentynine Palms.
Twentynine Palms and nearby Attractions
- Twentynine Palms Historical Society
- Twentynine Palms Entertainment Center
- Joshua Tree National Monument Library
- Saint Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church
- Knott Sky Park Campground
- Twentynine Palms Cemetery
Things To Do In Twentynine Palms
The city of Twentynine Palms has some very popular tourist destinations, including the Historical Society, which houses a museum and an Entertainment Center. The cultural and historical background of Twentynine Palms is reflected in the city's libraries and cemeteries. The quaint churches too have an old-world feel and can be ideal places to spend some quiet and peaceful time. Other places worth visiting include the Four Corners, the Oasis Visitor Center and the North Entrance Station.
Twentynine Palms Transportation
The local airport of Twentynine Palms is Palm Springs International.
Twentynine Palms Higher Education
The University Of California-Riverside serves the area.