Local Tourist Information

The Indian Wells Valley is located in the upper Mojave Desert. It contains the communities of Ridgecrest, Inyokern and the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake.


Tourism information compiled by Janet Westbrook, Naturalist & Biology Professor Emeritus.

Links to third-party websites: Links from this page to third-party websites are for the convince of the end user only. We cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of information on third-part website links.


A Ridgecrest House Warming

Aerial Views of Cerro Coso Community College

Sierra Sands Unified School District

1000 Flags March 2015

 The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.

Featured Artist Interviews

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100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-375-6900 | FAX 760-375-0479
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm
(Excluding Major Holiday)

The Maturango Museum is a Death Valley Tourist Center and  Northern Mojave Visitors Center 

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