Category Archives: Desert

Imperial Valley Desert Museum

The Imperial Valley Desert Museum (IVDM) certainly takes small, regional museums to the next level with its interactive displays, exhibitions, activities, and easy access to their curatorial staff. The IVDM Society worked for nearly 40 years to create a space to house and display the archaeological collection of the Imperial Valley Community College, and their efforts culminated in the construction

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Algodones Dunes

I was looking for something to do on the first day of my four day holiday weekend, and I was reminded of the large sand dunes east of Brawley while checking out Google Maps. I had seen the southern end of the dunes near Yuma on my way into California on I-8, but had never seen this part of them. One

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Salton Sea

I was getting antsy for a little road trip, so the other day I hopped in my truck and headed out to the Salton Sea for a day trip. Years ago, when I used to play in the Anza-Borrego Desert, I’d get close to the Salton Sea, but never really took the time to stop and actually walk right up

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Galleta Meadows Sculpture Garden

If you’re into quirky outdoor art installations, Galleta Meadows in Borrego Springs may be just for you. Even if you’re not, the kids may enjoy seeing larger-than-life pre-historic and imaginary creatures—like an undulating sea serpent—fabricated from scrap metal. The artist, Ricardo Breceda, wasn’t a sculptor by trade or even hobby, but a request from his daughter in 2001 turned him

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