At the Twentynine Palms Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is the enchanting Oasis of Mara. Serrano Native Americans planted 29 palms along the spring, one for each boy born during their first year. The palms provided food, clothing and housing while spring water allowed corn, beans, pumpkins and squash to grow. A short paved trail makes for a great stroll near the visitor center.

Oasis of Mara