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Considered one of the best hikes in Joshua Tree, this 3-mile, moderate-intensity hike takes visitors to an actual oasis (depending on the time of year, it's possible to see water) ...
Best For: Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
While the hike at Cap Rock is short (a 0.3 mile loop), what might be most interesting about it is that it's fully-accessible - a huge plus for strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs. ...
Best For: Tots (0-2)   Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
While you can't enter the abandoned gold mine at the end of this short, easy hike, kids will be fascinated by the old hydraulic equipment left behind. They also might be suitably ...
Best For: Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
Finding this small gravesite is a big part of the fun - the grave isn't on any map and even park rangers aren't sure about its location. While the grave of this local prospector ...
Best For: Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
This tiny, co-op modern art museum features the work of local artists - and sometimes the artist will be onsite, giving older kids a chance to talk to them. If your family needs a break ...
Best For: Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
As you enter Joshua Tree, you'll see this giant-sized desert tortoise sculpture by the road (right below the Joshua Tree sign). It's conveniently located, and kids may enjoy ...
Best For: Tots (0-2)   Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)  
This 7.5-acre sculpture park may look like trash from a distance, but look closer and you'll see that, using trash as his medium, artist Noah Purifoy created remarkable sculptures ...
Best For: Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
Who doesn't love an old-fashioned drive-in movie theater? This one has been operating since 1954, and the concession stand sells popcorn, pizza, nachos, and hot dogs if you want to snack ...
Best For: Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
Want to wear out the kids? This 7.5-mile hike might do it. A "wonderland of rocks," according to one visitor, it's a mostly-flat hike that ends in a rock-walled ravine and a patch ...
Best For: Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
This tiny repurposed Fotomat building is stuffed with crocheted dolls (there's even a poodle section), so don't expect the whole family to squeeze in at once (the building holds, ...
Best For: Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
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