Tourist Information in Death Valley National Park

Furnace Creek Visitor Center

The modern visitor center has engaging exhibits on the park's ecosystem and indigenous tribes as well as a gift shop, clean toilets, (slow) wi-fi and friendly rangers to answer questions and help you plan your day. …
Tourist Information in Mojave National Preserve

Kelso Depot Visitor Center

The preserve’s main visitor center is in a gracefully restored, 1920s Spanish Mission–style railway depot. The knowledgeable rangers can help you plan your day. There are also nicely presented natural- and cultural-…
Tourist Information in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center

Built partly underground, the stone walls of the park visitor center blend beautifully with the mountain backdrop, while inside are top-notch displays and audiovisual presentations. It's surrounded by a desert garde…
Tourist Information in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Discovery Center

Nonprofit visitor center dispenses information and maps on all outdoor-related activities around Big Bear, including camping. Also sells the National Forest Adventure Pass.
Tourist Information in Greater Palm Springs

Welwood Murray Memorial Library & Visitor Center

Small downtown branch of the regional tourist office. Also houses a historical research library and free public computers in a renovated 1941 library building.
Tourist Information in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Official Visitor Center

Well-stocked and well-staffed visitor center in a 1965 Albert Frey–designed gas station at the Palm Springs Aerial Tram turnoff, 3 miles north of downtown.
Tourist Information in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Historical Society

Volunteer-staffed nonprofit organization. Maintains two museums and offers guided tours focusing on local history, architecture and celebrities.
Tourist Information in Mojave National Preserve

Hole-in-the-Wall Visitor Center

Has seasonal ranger programs, backcountry information and road-condition updates. It’s about 20 miles north of I-40 via Essex Rd.
Tourist Information in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

The busiest visitor center has exhibits, books and souvenirs and is just south of 29 Palms Hwy/Hwy 62 on the northern perimeter.
Library in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Library

Free wi-fi and internet terminals, but at 1.5 miles east of Palm Canyon Dr it's not in a very convenient location.