29 Palms Area Visual & Performing Arts

Desert art abounds in Twentynine Palms with numerous art galleries featuring the art of local and regional artists. In fact, Twentynine Palms is widely known for its outdoor gallery murals depicting the history of the town and the beauty of the region.

The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery (1.1 mi) features a variety of work by desert artists, as well as a gift shop, and for outstanding desert landscapes, visit Chuck Caplinger’s Desert Art Studio (5.1 mi).

The performing arts are also represented in Twentynine Palms by Theatre 29 (1.5 mi) which offers award-winning musicals, dramas, and comedies. There is even a classic drive-in theater, the Smith’s Ranch Drive-In Movie Theatre (1.9 mi) offering movies beneath the stars since 1954.

Read our list of galleries and theatres in 29 Palms to learn more about the arts near the Sunnyvale Garden Suites.

Murals of Twentynine Palms

LOCATION: 6455B Mesquite Ave, Twentynine Palms, CA (760) 361-2286

A collection of over 20 murals painted on the sides of local buildings, the Mural Project has become a tourist attraction in 29 Palms. The murals depict the history of the area and several beautiful desert scenes. The Mural Project is sponsored by the Action Council for 29 Palms, Inc., and was started in 1994. A map is available at the above address.

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Twentynine Palms Art Gallery

Website   •   1.1 Miles
LOCATION: 74055 Cottonwood Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)367-7819

Twentynine Palms Art Gallery features the works of California desert artists and and members of the Twentynine Palms Artists’ Guild. Located in a 1936 historic adobe, the gallery also includes a gift shop that sells Southwestern jewelry and gifts.

29 Palms Creative Center

Website   •   1.1 Miles
LOCATION: 6847 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)361-1805

The 29 Palms Creative Center was started by artist Gretchen Grunt, who does printmaking, drawing, and painting at the Creative Center, as well as teaches private art classes with students of all ages. Other artists are also featured at the Creative Center.

Chuck Caplinger’s Desert Art Studio

Website   •   5.1 Miles
LOCATION: 74655 Wellock Road, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)361-2305

Portraits, Paintings, Murals of the Southwest
Chuck Caplinger’s Desert Art Studio is located high up Utah Trail, near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Caplinger specializes in portraits, outstanding desert landscape paintings, and murals of the Southwest. Two of his murals are featured in our Twentynine Palms “Oasis of Murals.”

Roadside Attraction

5.9 Miles
LOCATION: 69197 29 Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA (760)362-4100

A Roadside Attraction in 29 Palms is an upbeat desert gallery, featuring works by desert artists and the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. The works include abstracts, transformational art, desert paintings, mixed media, sculptures, photography, ceramic art and gifts by local artisans.

Gallery29.com • Online Gallery

Gallery29 offers photography by Perry Hoffman, Mojave Desert landscapes by Mark Spicak, fine art prints by John Whytock, jewelry by Mikal Winn, sculptures by Simi Dabah, and a variety of collectible art. Visit the virtual Gallery29.com for art descriptions, artists, links and information about viewing the art in person.

Theatre 29

Website   •   1.5 Miles
LOCATION: 73637 Sullivan Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA (760) 361-4151

Theatre 29 brings award-winning musicals, dramas, and comedies to the City of Twentynine Palms and the surrounding area with six major stage productions throughout the year.

Smith’s Ranch Drive-In Movie Theatre

Website   •   1.9 Miles
LOCATION: 4584 Adobe Rd., Twentynine Palms, CA 760-367-7713

Smith’s Ranch Drive-In Movie Theatre is a classic American drive-in located on the property of one of the early homesteaders in Twentynine Palms, Bill Smith. The Drive-In has been operating since 1954 and parks 330 cars.

Hi Desert Cultural Center

Website   •   16.5 Miles
LOCATION: 61231 Hwy 62, Joshua Tree, Ca (760) 366-3777

The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is the performing arts center of the region and offers professional live stage performances and instruction in music, drama, dance, visual arts through its Performing Arts Academy. The community orchestra performs here and community theatrical productions are showcased here. It is also used as a professional recording studio, and includes an art gallery, and even a planetarium for stargazing.

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Guest Reviews

  • PamPam

    I have stayed here for over a year now and wouldn't stay anywhere else in twentynine palms. The staff are exceptionally nice, kind people, they always accommodate every request I have. I have two cats who love it here as much as I do. They safely roam the fenced yard or view the yard from the large front porch. It is quiet, the units are spacious and very comfortable and the full kitchen allows me to cook instead of having to eat out. I highly recommend staying here to experience the essence of being in the desert.

  • It was so comfortable, I didn’t want to check out!It was so comfortable, I didn’t want to check out!

    I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Sunnyvale Garden Suites Hotel! I found this unique, quiet place through the online reviews, and I couldn't have been happier with my stay. I used Sunnyvale Garden as my home base while I hiked in Joshua Tree National Park for five days. I booked a junior suite, which was wonderful for a solo traveler. The full kitchen allowed me to have breakfast in my room as well as to pack a picnic lunch for my hikes inside the park. The bed was so comfortable and the room so quiet that I slept like a baby! Management was always available, and they were very friendly and responsive to my needs.

    I felt so at home and relaxed at this pretty, quaint hotel that I truly didn't want to check out and go home! If you're planning to visit Joshua Tree National Park but want a hot shower and a comfortable, spacious room just minutes from the park, this is definitely the place to stay. Kudos to the staff for their wonderful service, too. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Twentynine Palms!

    Trip Advisor Guest, Irvine, CA

  • Felt WelcomedFelt Welcomed

    Units are essentially small apartments complete with everything one would need to stay short or long term. They accomodated our dog. The interior decor could use some updating but the service and friendliness encountered overshadowed any drabness. Clean inside out.

    Trip Advisor Guest, Toronto

  • Enjoy something different.Enjoy something different.

    We loved staying here, not an assembly line motel but a place with personality. Don't expect elegant, do expect quirky and fun, and roomy, and convenient. Like the desert relics worked into the landscaping; like bedroom, dining area, kitchen, seating area, and a grill outside; close to Joshua Tree, just off the main street where the murals are. With a visiting roadrunner and quail in the bushes. Do check what supplies are actually there before shopping, and be careful of the oddly placed posts in the parking area but apart from that, if you're open to something a little different but still like having a home away from home - you'll love this place. (PS I originally wrote this review right after staying there - with pictures, but it never showed up so I'm submitting it again because the place was worth it.)

    Trip Advisor Guest, South Jersey

  • What a wonderful hotel!What a wonderful hotel!

    What a wonderful place to stay, a real home away from home. The kitchen allowed me to cook my own food, and the 2 bedroom suite made me feel like I was more in a nice condo then a hotel.

    Trip Advisor Guest, Washington DC

  • It was pleasant and comfortable.It was pleasant and comfortable.

    The owner was very kind to us from the moment we arrived. He was personable and willing to do whatever was needed to make our stay better. The suites were like little houses. Everything was clean and comfortable. If you are in town to see Joshua Tree National Park, it is the perfect location... only a couple minutes drive away. I only wish we could have stayed for more than one night!

    Trip Advisor Guest, Delaware

  • This is the best place to stay in 29 Palms, makes the desert desirable.This is the best place to stay in 29 Palms, makes the desert desirable.

    I loved having a kitchen in the hotel so that we could save money on meals. It was a great place to relax on a budget. The staff is friendly and always available when you need them. It doesn't have a swimming pool, but it does have a hot tub.

    Trip Advisor Guest, St. Louis, MO

  • Wonderful play to stay!Wonderful play to stay!

    What a wonderful place to stay, I especially liked the look and feel of my suite. The grounds were very well maintained and the staff were extremely cordial, even offered to help with the luggage as I checked in, and were very accomodating to my unique needs.

    Trip Advisor Guest, San Pablo

  • If you want a hotel, this is not it but if you want a condo, nice.If you want a hotel, this is not it but if you want a condo, nice.

    This was not what we expected but that was because I did not pay attention to description in AAA, which labeled it a condominium. If you are looking for a typical hotel or motel, this is not the place for you. It is really in a residential area and is a true condominium apartment. It has a full kitchen, living room, dining area, separate bedroom. It was handy for preparing breakfast and keeping our picnic items cool. The staff was nice. We had a problem getting heat but Tony was quick to respond and fix it. The shower was a bit strange. The grounds were nice. It was generally quiet. It is undergoing renovation and will probably become a real nice place to stay as long as it is what you are looking for and not a traditional motel.

    Trip Advisor Guest, Southern California

  • They treated us like family!They treated us like family!

    The owner (Tony) started working with us even before we arrived. He assured that we had more than a comfortable room, and that we have everything we need and some special requests for our extended stay. Luis, Steve, Mo, and the two new cleaning girls that started the last three weeks that we were here, treated us like family. The grounds are always very clean, the rooms are spotless, and the staff was always available within in minutes for anything we needed. Sunnyvale is a hidden treasure snuggled in a hidden cove away from the main streets of Twentynine Palms.

    There is no place in the area that could offer the combination of atmosphere, customer service, cleanliness, and decor that we got there. Now that we moved into a home in the area, everyone who comes to visit us will stay at Sunnyvale. We would like to thank Tony and Steve especially for going out of their way to give us some special requests that we needed during our extended stay from September 27 until December 4, 2009. We will miss the whole staff and they will receive an invitation to our housewarming when we get all settled. Thank you for the Precious Moments we had at Sunnyvale!!

    Trip Advisor Guest, 29 Palms

  • Lovely place, quiet, clean and differentLovely place, quiet, clean and different

    We stayed just for one night and were very pleased to find a place that is different from the usual cookie-cutter motels. We enjoyed the jacuzzi and had a restful sleep. The room was very clean and had a real kitchen and we are thinking of coming back for a family reunion because we liked the layout of the rooms, like small cabins in clusters with small alleyways separating them. For a surcharge we were also able to bring our dog. The location was also ideal, sort of tucked away from the highway. The only thing I would improve is the mattress of the folding bed.

    Trip Advisor Guest, San Francisco

  • Very comfortable and relaxingVery comfortable and relaxing

    We stayed at the hotel for a single night and had a very nice stay. The location is very quiet and very close to the 29 Palms entrance of Joshua Tree NP. We chose to stay there because of the good reviews and did not regret it. The gardens of the hotel are very nice and our room was very spacious. Would like to come again and stay a little longer!

    Trip Advisor Guest, Graz

  • Best Hotel in town, very friendly staffBest Hotel in town, very friendly staff

    Stayed here during a visit of the Joshua Tree National Park in December 2009. Very friendly staff, stay was uncomplicated. All rooms are unique and arranged as little bungalows. Perfect for a longer stay, During summer time you can use the grill outside of each room.

    Trip Advisor Guest, New York