The Mojave Desert Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Mojave Desert - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Mt. Whitney

  • Mountain–Sight

Straddling the border of Sequoia National Park and Inyo National Forest–John Muir Wilderness, Mt. Whitney (14,496 feet) is the highest...

Mule Days Celebration

  • Festival–Sight

For five days around Memorial Day weekend more than 30,000 tourists and locals pack into Bishop to celebrate the humble mule. Activities...

Rainbow Basin National Natural Landmark

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Many science-fiction movies set on Mars have been filmed at this landmark 8 miles north of Barstow. Huge slabs of red, orange, white,...

Rand Desert Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The small museum celebrates the Rand Mining District's heyday with historic photographs and mining paraphernalia and other artifacts.

Red Rock Canyon State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

A geological feast for the eyes with its layers of pink, white, red, and brown rock, this remote canyon is also a region of fascinating...

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

One of the desert's most popular boating and fishing areas, 1,000-acre Silverwood Lake also has campgrounds and a beach with a lifeguard.

Skyline Drive-In Theatre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Check out a bit of surviving Americana at this dusty drive-in, where you can watch the latest Hollywood flicks among the Joshua trees...

St. Andrew's Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This Benedictine monastery occupies 760 acres made lush by natural springs. The Abbey Ceramics studio, established here in 1969, sells...

Western America Railroad Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

For a truly nostalgic experience, check out the old locomotives and cabooses at this museum that houses memorabilia from Barstow's early...

White House Saloon

  • Building/Architectural Site

One of the Wild West's few surviving saloons, the White House is an atmospheric stop. Step in for a drink and, if you're feeling adventurous...