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Brawley, CA 92227
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Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis)

This is largest mass of sand dunes in California. Formed by windblown sands of ancient Lake Cahuilla, the dune system extends for more than 40 miles in a band averaging 5 miles wide. Dunes often reach heights of 300 feet above the desert floor, providing outstanding opportunities for recreation. A favorite location among off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, the area provides a variety of challenges for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), motorcycles, dune buggies, 4x4s etc. The dunes also offer fabulous scenery, opportunities for solitude, and a home to rare plants and animals.

Pioneers' Museum

Discover The Rich History Of The Imperial Valley & Its Settlers

The Pioneers’ Museum portrays the development of Imperial County and the daily life of the people who settled there. Artifacts, photographs, official county records, and family histories from the past 100 years are maintained and exhibited in distinctive galleries. The museum’s multi-cultural and interactive nature makes it a major tourist attraction and important educational resource in the Desert Southwest.

Salvation Mountain

Is a colorful art creation covering much of a small hill north of Calipatria near Slab City and several miles from Salton Sea. It is made from adobe, straw and thousands of gallons of paint. Salvation Mountain reflects its creator Leonard Knight’s tribute to God’s love. Visitors to the Mountain will also see images of flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds and many other fascinating and colorful objects. Take Highway 111 to Niland, turning east on Main Street (turns into Beal Road) and traveling three miles to Salvation Mountain. www.salvationmountain.us

U.S. Naval Air Facility

The El Centro Naval Air Facility (NAF) is located about seven miles west of El Centro on Historic Route 80. The Navy and Marine Corps use this very busy air base for basic and advanced training of pilots. Because of Imperial County’s excellent year round flying weather, training squadrons from across the United States and around the world frequent the base. In addition, fleet pilots from Squadrons all along the West Coast use NAF for sharpening their flying skills. The NAF is also the winter training home of the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, from January to March. The Blue Angels annually hold their first air show of the season in March at the NAF.

Salton Sea

Salton Sea is the largest lake in California. While intermittent lakes have occupied this basin for thousands of years, the modern Salton Sea was created during Colorado River floods from 1905 and 1907. Fed today by agriculture irrigation runoff, the Sea covers a surface area of 376 square miles and is 50 feet at its deepest point. Salton Sea is one of the last remaining stopovers on the Pacific Flyway for migratory birds. Recreationists visit Salton Sea year-round for bird watching, boating, hiking and fishing.

Adventures in Bird Watching

Imperial Valley’s irrigation system has created an extensive wetlands region that annually attracts over 375 species of birds of all sizes and varieties to breed and feed in the agriculture fields, canals, drains and lakes from the border to the Salton Sea.

Cattle Call Rodeo

Brawley helps Imperial County recapture the pioneering spirit of its early residents each November with a rousing rodeo celebration that attracts some of the top professional cowboys in the nation. The week-long Cattle Call Rodeo festivities include events such as Chili Cook-Off, Mariachi Night and the Cattle Call Parade. Capping the celebration are PRCA performances at the Cattle Call Rodeo, one of the largest professional rodeos in California. www.cattlecallrodeo.com

 

Del Rio Country Club Golf Course

This semiprivate 18-hole traditional tree-lined golf course is home to the Lettuce Tournament, one of the oldest golf tournaments in the state. Anyone is welcome to use the driving range and there is a fully-stocked pro shop at the country club. Banquet facilities also are available. Del Rio is located at 102 East Del Rio Road in Brawley.

Mexicali

The city of Mexicali is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Norte. This city of approximately a million residents is located adjacent to the Imperial Valley city of Calexico. Mexicali is home to more than a hundred maquiladora plants and offers a number of world class tourist facilities as well as a variety of interesting places to visit. www.mexicaliturismo.com