Open daily, 11-4
You can't tell from the picture, but the house is built by laying glass bottles on their side in some kind of concrete-like mix.
A small museum but large enough to contain several exhibits, at least one of which is sure to interest anyone at all interested in architecture or design. Today, on my first visit to the museum (but surely not my last) I found stunningly beautiful objets in glass, along with design drawings; and amazingly organic furniture by another artist. There were also two architecture exhibits, one of renderings of proposed (and, in some cases, completed ) new buildings; and one dealing with CGI renderings of building proposals. Both were interesting, but not as glorious as the design exhibits. But I can hardly wait to see future exhibits.
There's a small (free) parking lot right next to the museum entrance.
On my 1st visit a few years ago there was an interesting exhibit of Japanese cars from the '50s & 60s and another of one-offs: movie cars and concept cars; also has a display of motorcycles; engineering matters, race cars and alternative-fuel systems; and on the ground floor an exhibit of Porsches (which, I'm sorry, haven't changed much in 60 years).
On my 2nd visit a couple of months ago, there was an entire floor devoted to showing the relationship between racing and road cars (read: sports cars) and a very good exhibit of the works of Pinin Farina, from cars to coffee makers.
A big museum, with a lot of space to show the cars to advantage.
The operators of the hotel are kind of sour. Housekeeping service is spotty. I had a reservation there for 4 days; they never changed the sheets, never vacuumed the floor, and only swapped out the towels once. I left a day early. (There is free covered parking, but it's a tight fit for most vehicles.) A number of good restaurants within walking distance. Pretty quiet in the evenings.
The navigation takes you to the Joshua Tree NP visitors' center in 29 Palms; the rock is located about 8 miles south of there, in the park, and (according to the park rangers) 1.3 miles east of the road. It being August and over 100 degrees and me without adequate water for such a hike, I didn't actually go see if it was really there, but I'll take their words for it.
The monument is located where the navigation says it is, now, so apparently that's been fixed: it's 4 miles south of Agnes Walker Road on the CRIT reservation. Well-maintained; and a pretty moving experience.
This parking area is located just below the tunnel on the road from Cloudcroft down to Alamogordo. The tunnel is not the interesting feature. The view of interest is a south-facing cliff across a narrow gorge that was used by native cultures in prehistoric times. There are signboards at the parking area that explain the use made of the cliffs and the archaeological research going on over there.
Access road closed (Aug 2021)
Access road closed (August 2021)