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Planning your trip to Joshua Tree and environs

Joshua Tree National Park

, 74485 National Park Drive., Twentynine Palms; (760) 367-5500, http://www.nps.gov/jotr. Entrance fee $15 per car for up to seven days.

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Crossroads Café

, 61715 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-5414,

. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. All less than $10.

Ricochet Gourmet

, 61705 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-1898,

. Main dishes $8-$10.

Natural Sisters Café

, 61695B Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-3600. Sandwiches, salads, etc. up to $11.95.

Pie for the People,

61740B Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-0400,

. Pizzas, calzones, etc. Slices $3-$4, pizzas $11-$25.

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High Desert Test Sites

, 6470 Veteran's Way, Joshua Tree;

. Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Spin & Margie's Desert Hide-a-way,

64491 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-9124,

. Four suites and one cabin. Rates $135-$175.

Mojave Sands Motel,

62121 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 799-1603,

. Five rooms, $200-$300, likely to increase late in 2012 when a pool is added.

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace,

53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown; (760) 365-5956,

. Sandwiches, burgers, Tex-Mex and main dishes, $6.95-$29.95. Open Thursdays-Mondays.

Pioneertown Motel

, 5040 Curtis Road, Pioneertown; (760) 365-7001,

. Seventeen rooms with kitchenettes, usually $100 on weekends, $70 on weeknights.

Joshua Tree Inn,

61259 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-1188,

. Built in 1950, six miles from the park entrance. Ten rooms, pool. Doubles $89-$159.

Harmony Motel,

71161 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms; (760) 367-3351,

. Of U2 fame. Rates $65-$120.

The Integratron

, 2477 Belfield, Blvd., Landers; (760) 364-3126,

. Open Wednesdays-Sundays by appointment only. Open to the public two weekends a month. $15 Sound Baths, $5 self-guided tours.

29 Palms Inn,

73950 Inn Ave., Twentynine Palms; (760) 367-3505,

. Bungalows, cabins, pool. Most units $111-$258, less in summer. Restaurant serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Roughley Manor,

74744 Joe Davis Drive (off Utah Trail), Twentynine Palms; (760) 367-3238,

. Stone mansion on 25 acres (with pool) with 12 rooms, two suites, 10 cottages. Rates $135-$160, breakfast included.

Smith's Ranch Drive-In Movie Theatre,

4584 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms; (760) 367-7713, 29drive-in.com. Shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Admission $5 a person. Two movies nightly.

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve,

11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley; (760) 363-7190,

. Open 7:30 a.m.-sunset, free. Several trails, no pets or bikes.

Willie Boy's Saloon & Dance Hall

, 50048 29 Palms Highway, Morongo Valley; (760) 363-3343,

. Barbecue, pool, Sunday-night line dancing. Main dishes about $12-$29.

Two Bunch Palms,

67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot springs; (760) 329-8791,

. Most rooms $239-$399 in high season, dropping to $159-$319 in summer, plus a $15 a night resort fee. (Two small rooms rent for $99-$119.) At resort's Casino restaurant, dinner main dishes $18-$32.

Cabot's Pueblo Museum,

67616 E. Desert View Ave., Desert Hot Springs; (760) 329-7610,

. Six tours daily, $11 per adult. Closed Mondays, with curtailed hours in summer.

Hacienda Hot Springs Inn

, 12885 Eliseo Road, Desert Hot Springs; (760) 251-2885,

. Six rooms, $160-$220 nightly in season.

Sagewater Spa,

12689 Eliseo Road, Desert Hot Springs; (760) 220-1554,

. Seven rooms. Rates usually $175-$265.

El Morocco Inn,

66810 4th St., Desert Hot Springs; (888) 288-9905,

. Rates $169-$229 in high season, about $80 less in summer.

Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel,

10805 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs; (760) 329-6000 ,

. Doubles $89-$139. Next door, under same owner, is the fancier 110-room Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, 10625 Palm Drive; (760) 251-6000,

. Doubles $99-$159.

Casa Blanca restaurant

, 66370 Pierson Blvd., Desert Hot Springs; (760) 329-5007,

. Most main dishes $9-$18.

To LEARN MORE

Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce

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29 Palms Convention & Visitors Center,

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Desert Hot Springs tourism,

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