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Joshua Tree Retreat Center: Lloyd Wright Historical Walking Tour

Discover the historical Institute of our Mentalphysics property, featuring the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, following the principles of organic architecture.

$70 (1 hr)

Category: Exhibition, Guided, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior), Tour (Walking)

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Tour participants will check-in at the Sanctuary Building, where a curated exhibition of historical photographs, artifacts and architectural plans will be on display. The walking tour of the property will take participants from the Sanctuary down Silk Road, the campus' main walking path, with stops at the Water Terrace, Lotus Meditation, the Ridge Cottage, the Amphitheatre, and Caravansary, culminating at the Friendship Hall. Highlights will include a tour of the most intact coffee shop building in all of Southern California (Water Terrace, 1955) and prime examples of desert masonry and organic architecture (Caravansary, 1947).

Participants will also learn about the history of Mentalphysics and how its founder Edwin Dingle (1881–1972) came to create the City of Mentalphysics.



Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
This is a walking tour.
Comfortable shoes and layered clothing are highly recommended.
Handicap parking is available.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
Please park in the main guest parking and check-in at the Sanctuary.
Restrooms are available on site.
The organizer of this event is Joshua Tree Retreat Center.

Event Check-in Location
Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Photo Credits: 
JTRC Entrance by Bill Green, Water Terrace courtesy of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Lotus Meditation courtesy of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Caravansary exterior by Bill Green, Lloyd Wright Ridge Cottages by Brian Leatart, Lloyd Wright’s original drawing of “Typical Triplex Cottage of The City of Mentalphysics

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