TOURIST Information

Need to find a store or medical care?
Entertainment or Restaurants?

A campground or auto repair?
You’ve come to the right place.

Where’s the grocery store… The horse riding stable… I need a hiking tour guide… Where can I take my sick doggie… How do I get to the bank… Is there a children’s playground or park nearby… My computer is broke… My cell phone died… How do I get there from here???
Visitors and Tourists do not know their way around unfamiliar communities. Since they don’t live here, they will not be familiar with stores, housing, food sources, medical and a variety of other essential human resources while they’re away from home. They also won’t know “where” these resources are located or how to get there. Our intent is to provide the “what ‘n where” and how to “get there” information. However, tourists have no interest in septic pumping, where to buy asphalt or concrete and likely will not need a listing of roofing contractors, welding supplies or swimming pool cleaners. The free listings of local commercial, civic and club resources in this feature is being established to serve what is most important to a visitor or tourist.
List of Tourist Resources
Below, you will see a long “list” of graphic banners. Each banner can be clicked on as a link to the information and maps for that banner’s features. If the banner does not “click” (doesn’t go anywhere) it simply means we are still working on adding information to that page. There is one banner that does not link or go anywhere — that is the Emergency Phone Number – 911 banner. There are a few other banners, like Weather and Internet Maps that when clicked on, will redirect your computer to that website.
Simply choose the banner that most closely represents your needs or inquiry, then click on it.
Guaranteed accuracy
While we provided a platform to present these listings, we at JoshuaTreeStar cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of the information. Each listing was either submitted by a representative of that enterprise or derived from other sources.  If the enterprise no longer exists or has moved, please let us know so we can make the necessary changes to that listing —
If you know of an enterprise who is “not” listed and you think it should be, let us know how to contact them with a phone number or an Email address  and a person’s name to contact. Each listing is absolutely FREE of CHARGE. JoshuaTreeStar or its staff is not affiliated with any enterprise, club or organization listed and are not recommended or endorsed by us. We do not “rate” any listing.
Our listings compared to a telephone book
A telephone book contains resources from accountants to youth centers and everything in between. Most tourists and visitors have little need for “everything in the phonebook“. Our Resources contain only the kinds of information a tourist would be interested in while visiting or just “driving through.”

Updated: Dec 24, 2012
44 Banners representing various “categories” of interest.

This is a work in progress. Some of the banners do not function until the listings have at least “one” resource available. The first banner is for EMERGENCIES and is not “clickable”. The next 2 banners will redirect your computer to the website containing the information you seek. The 4th banner below, is for the visiting tourist to get started. The Welcome Center’s address, telephone, website and a map is provided. 




 Did I miss anything? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Thanks.

Last updated: Dec 24, 2012 




3 Responses to TOURIST Information

  1. chekoya says:

    I am very impressed with your website. It is informative and seems very accurate. I once tried to cover all the bases in a website about Joshua Tree and soon found that I simply didn’t have the time to keep it updated. Might have worked if I had only tried to cover a few areas of interest, but I find I’m interested in everything.

    One of these days I will find the time to clean up the pages that are out of date. If there is anything you would like to use from my website you can contact me at the email address above.

    I’ve been a visitor here since 1973 and a permanent resident since 1979. I love the rural quality of this area and am sorry to see the increase in traffic. I love the addition of all the artists though Joshua Tree always seemed to have many artists. I did not see the article in the newspaper so I didn’t know this website existed. I was very interested in the articles about the bobcat trapping and found them very informative. I will let my friends know about your site, will bookmark it, and thank you for being helpful in many areas of interest.

    Sincerely, chekoya

    I prefer my actual name to stay off the net as much as is possible in this era of total disclosure and availability. Thank you.

    • Greetings:

      Thanks for the compliments, your interest and offer to share assets from your website.

      I think the toughest thing to do with a web site is, as you noted, keeping up with the “latest” rumors, neighborhood chit-chat and the essence of an infinite variety of clubs, “501c” groups and government antics.

      While my site was originally set up to house my wild critter photos, it obviously has morphed into an information site with photos as a secondary spot of importance.

      I try to keep my “stories” as accurate as possible, but, even though some news may slip through the cracks of credibility; I try to correct mistakes when I learn of the error. Another thing that makes an “information” web site tough to work with is deciding on whether to put a lot of detail in the article, or just kinda skip over the details and let the reader figure out what is being presented. So, my articles tend to be “longer” winded in order to provide sufficient details that leaves the reader with few if any questions at all. Good examples would be the recent NO TRESPASSING signs (re the BobCat killing issue) article and another 2-part article dealing with Massage styles and techniques.

      Considering I am presently fighting lung cancer with chemotherapy, my stamina has dimished considerably since March of 2012 when the cancerous tumor was discovered. So, updates, new information and the latest rumors may not make it to the web site in a more timely manner. I’ll do what I can, as I can.

      If you have something you would like published on this web site, drop me an email with your proposal at

      Best regards
      Bill Ford, founder

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