Antique Shopping In Yucca Valley
Memorial Day Shopping Trip

Every year on Memorial Day, Pioneer Crossing Antiques has an annual parking lot sale.  Shoppers flock to the sale to buy unique items at flea market prices.  The shop’s owners say that the Memorial Day Sale is a quick way to sell a lot of their older inventory to make room for new stock.

Parking Lot Sale at Pioneer crossing. Source: Pioneer Crossing Antiques Website.

We arrived towards the end of the sale, but there were still plenty of curios left to buy.  I picked up a large candleholder/lantern for my patio for $25 and another small one that I may use in my garden for $5.  My friends bought an old bait can to use as a candle lantern on their patio for $12.   They also found a small, antique mirror framed in painted roses for $5, and a carved wooden box, which was also only a few dollars.  There were some really interesting items inside the store as well, and the prices seemed reasonable.

Small candle holder for the garden.

About a block south of Pioneer Crossing Antiques, we visited another shop called Past Times Antiques.  They had more furniture in this shop, and we saw a number of unusual pieces. My friends found a cute rustic cabinet that they may return to purchase.  In the back of the shop, there is a big patio with old wagon wheels, wrought iron fence pieces and other appealing objects appropriate for decorating a garden or patio area.

Another block or two even further south, Route 62 Arts & Antiques can be found.  It was closed on Memorial Day, but my friends had shopped there before and said that the store had a lot of refurbished and funky items.  We planned to come back to browse at Route 62 another day.

Shopping in Yucca Valley is a great way to spend an afternoon and it makes a nice half-day trip from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta or Indio, CA.

There are a bunch of antique shops located along the 29 Palms Highway.   We only visited a few, but there are others in the area.  To get there from Coachella Valley take I-10 to 29 Palms Highway and it will take you right into Yucca Valley.  The drive, without traffic, should only take about 45 minutes from Indio, CA.

Lantern for the garden.

Here are the three we visited:

Pioneer Crossing Antiques
55854 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
ph: (760) 228 0603

Past Times Antiques
55833 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
(760) 228-2622‎

Route 62 Arts & Antiques
55635 29 Palms Highway
Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2507
(760) 365-4330‎