Visit the California Welcome Centers in Barstow and Yucca Valley to pick up valuable information and resources including area maps and brochures.  The centers are staffed with knowledgeable ambassadors pleased to answer any questions you have about desert region lodging, amenities, attractions and more topics of specific interest. Tourism bureaus, chambers of commerce, as well as visitor information centers at the parks and preserves also offer a wealth of information about the desert region, details on area history, sightseeing tours, and special events, to enhance your California Desert adventure.