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California Welcome Center

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Nice art, gifts & great information

Just on a whim we decided to stop in the welcome center and see what has changed. To our delight... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Yucca Valley, California
via mobile
Our local Welcome Center

This is a great place to get information on the local happenings and pick up a "CALIFORNIA" bumper... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Westminster, California
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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...more
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56711 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2942
+1 760-365-5464
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just on a whim we decided to stop in the welcome center and see what has changed. To our delight they have added a lot of gift items and local artist galleries. From jewelry to paintings and other types of art. It’s not just a...More

Thank gregwlewis
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This is a great place to get information on the local happenings and pick up a "CALIFORNIA" bumper sticker, magnet or book mark. Staff can give you directions to local points of interest and as usual they have flyers available for all sorts of entertainment...More

Thank GGGLEN247
Reviewed April 1, 2018

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
Reviewed March 15, 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
Reviewed January 2, 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
Reviewed December 21, 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
Reviewed September 19, 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
Management response:Responded September 21, 2017

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

Reviewed June 29, 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
Reviewed June 15, 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
ASHLEY S, General Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 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

Reviewed June 1, 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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