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Amargosa Opera House Death Valley Junction Death Valley  
October, Saturday nights only. November, Saturday and Monday nights. December and January, Saturday night only. February, March and April, Saturday and Monday nights. May, the first two Saturday's only. Email
Apple Valley Airport 21600 Corwin Rd. Apple Valley 760-247-2371
Barstow Koi Farm 42072 Silver Valley Rd Newberry Springs 760-254-3399
Tours Saturdays and Sundays, 9-5, by owner Ken Liu.
Bear Mountain Winery PO Box 428 DiGiorgio 805-327-2200
Blackbird Airpark 25th St and Ave P East Palmdale 661-277-3510
Aircraft on display A-12, SR-71, and D-21 drone. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday (weather permitting). It is closed Monday through Thursday and on federal holidays. Admission is free. From Hwy 138, turn north on 25th St, to Ave P East.
Borax Visitor Center North on Borax Road from Hwy 58 Boron 762-7432 or 762-7588
Learn how borax is used in a vast variety of products. See 20-mule-team wagons used for hauling ore 100 years ago and view California's largest open-pit mine. Hours: 9-5 pm daily, except major holidays. Admission $2 per car, $10 per bus.
California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture 10177 Baldy Lane Hesperia 956-7533
Nader Khalili, architect and founder of these superadobe dome homes.  Earth Art and Ceramic Architecture technologies.  Open first Saturday monthly, weather permitting.
Cinema Safari Zoo 19000 block of Willow Hesperia 948-9430
Exotic animals, used for educational programs and television, movie, and video productions. Run by Stephanie Taunton, dog trainer, Michelle Borchardt, veterinarian technician, Dave Labelle, exotic animal managing and training school. Guided tours Saturday and Sunday 10am
Desert Studies Center Exit I-15 (North of Barstow) on Zzyzx Road. Drive 4 miles south. Soda Dry Lake no phone
Open first Saturday monthly, weather permitting.
Four Directions Institute of Native American Studies Hesperia Lake Hesperia
Learning center for Native American studies; the first brick Indian-style dome building has been completed.
Ghost Towns Click to go
High Desert Center for the Arts 8th & C St. Victorville 243-3892
Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday noon-6pm
Lewis Center for Scientific Research 15552 Wichita Rd. Apple Valley 760-242-3514
Open Fridays, 7 to 10pm. Observe astronomical bodies through 3 computer controlled telescopes.
Mojave State Fish Hatchery Victor Valley Community College Victorville 760-245-9981
Museums Click to go
OK Corral Ostrich Farm 8308 E. Puritan Street Oro Grande 760-964-4233
Petting zoo & more! Click Here for info. Call for an appointment, since this is a working farm that gives tours, not a full-time tourist attraction.
Rainbow Basin Natural Area 8 miles north of Barstow Barstow (760)252-6000
Fossils, multi-colored sedimentary rock formations, scenic canyons, desert wildlife, including the desert tortoise. Location directions from Barstow:
North on First Avenue, to Irwin Road, turn left. Eventually you'll see a sign for Rainbow Basin. Turn left of Fossil Bed Road. Go to Owl Canyon Campground or Fossil Canyon Loop Road.
Rancho Los Alamos Jaripeos 9983 Choiceana Ave Hesperia Permanently Closed
Bull riding, 8 times a year, dates and time to come when determined.
Scandia Family Fun Center 12627 Mariposa Road Victorville 760-241-4007
Tilt Mall of Victor Valley, 14400 Bear Valley Rd Ste 721 Victorville 760-241-1440
Twin Lakes Fish Farm 46767 Twin Lakes Rd Newberry Springs 760-257-3357
Come fish for $3/person. If you keep them, the cost is catfish and bluegill $2.50/lb, bass $4.50/lb.
Victorian Dawn Mansion 13567 Main Hesperia Permanently Closed as of 03/31/01
Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center 18422 Bear Valley Rd. Victorville 760-245-ARTS 245-4271
Victor Valley College Planetarium 18422 Bear Valley Rd. Victorville 760-245-4271
A teaching facility open to groups by advance appointment. Learn about the universe.
Wildflower Drives (See Photography ) Mojave High Desert 760-252-6000
Annual wildflowers bloom 5-6 weeks after winter (February and March) rains. Mid-March through mid-April is generally the best viewing time.
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary Please call for directions to location Lucerne Valley 760-248-7818
A sanctuary for wolves, not wolf-dog hybrids. See the wolves up close, go inside the enclosure with them, by appointment only.
Exploring The Ghost Town Desert
A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its Natural and Historic Points of Interest
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Adventuring in the California Desert (Sierra Club Adventure Travel Guide)
by Lynne Foster
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California Desert Byways : Backcountry Drives for the Whole Family
by Tony Huegel
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