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

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Lynn Bremner is the author of, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.


  1. I used to visit all the antique shops and thrift stores in Yucca Valley when I was a teen. There was always something unique and interesting to buy. I haven’t gone to the antique stores in several years. I am going to look for this place next time I’m in Yucca.


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