Lancaster-Palmdale attractions

Nature Preserve in Lancaster-Palmdale

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

The golden poppy is California's state flower and in this park it's given centerstage, especially from mid-March through April when the hills are practically aglow in the dainty flower and lupine, goldfields and lac…
Museum in Lancaster-Palmdale

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Some 4000 years ago, the Antelope Valley was an important trade route linking American Indian cultures throughout the Great Basin, California and the Southwest. Today, this out-of-the-way museum presents exhibits re…
State Park in Lancaster-Palmdale

Saddleback Butte State Park

This park centers on Saddleback Butte, a 3651ft-high mountain about 15 miles east of Lancaster. It protects native Joshua trees and other desert flora and fauna. The best time to visit is in spring. A moderately str…
State Park in Lancaster-Palmdale

Arthur B Ripley Desert Woodland State Park

The Mojave Desert is one of the few places on earth where you see the Joshua tree, which is actually a type of yucca. This park protects the few stands that have survived the area's encroaching development. The best…