• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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  • Kelso Depot Visitor Center hours

    Kelso Depot Visitor Center is open Fridays through Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Beanery Lunch Counter is closed.

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June 19, 2014
New art exhibition to open at Kelso Depot Visitor Center
Mojave National Preserve invites desert travelers to experience the artwork of Anna-Marie Veloz in the Desert Light Gallery at the Kelso Depot Visitor Center.

February 28, 2014
New Artist-in-Residence Exhibit to Open
A new photography exhibition, Mojave Moonlight, opens at the Desert Light Gallery in the Kelso Depot Visitor on March 7th and closes on June 14th. Photographer Tom Lowe presents eighteen large-scale images that explore the Mojave landscape with compositions specific to the moon-lit sky.

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photo of 4 o'clock bloom

A kaleidoscope of colors envelops the Mojave Desert after a winter of steady rains. Over 250 types of annual wildflowers grow in the Mojave. More...