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Desert Studies Center

Zzyzx Road, California State University at Fullerton, Soda Springs, CA
+1 714-278-2428
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Other-worldly, amazing views

I had wondered about Zzyzx forever. Or at least since my first trip to Vegas almost 20 years ago... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
eightwednesday
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Morgantown, West Virginia
Oasis in the Desert

I like to visit places most people overlook, so when I saw Zzyzx on a map, I started wondering what... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Blaize S
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Zzyzx Road, California State University at Fullerton, Soda Springs, CA
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"mining"
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I had wondered about Zzyzx forever. Or at least since my first trip to Vegas almost 20 years ago. It was so wonderful to finally get off the freeway and discover this health spa turned research center. I was amazed at how much of the...More

1  Thank eightwednesday
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I like to visit places most people overlook, so when I saw Zzyzx on a map, I started wondering what was there. I looked it up online and found the story of a resort started by a quack doctor/preacher who had his congregation of homeless...More

Thank Blaize S
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Zzyzx is the name of a former quack spa in the Mojave Desert. The spa has long since been shut down. It was developed in the 1930's by a quack "doctor" who had no medical degree and was known widely as a conman, self-proclaimed preacher...More

Thank N4595KRricharde
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is the location of the California State University's Desert Research Station, funded and staffed by a consortium of seven CSU campuses. The Research Station was formerly a Spa and Resort in the 1930s and 40s (Soda Springs Spa). It was also famous as (1)...More

Thank etweeden
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

I've passed that "Zzyzx Rd" sign many times between L.A. and Vegas. Once, years ago, I even started down the road, but it was too rough and I had to turn back. But surprise! Now the road is paved (except for a short stretch) and...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2012

After nearly a life time of pasing buy this ramp, we finally included it in our trip plans. Lots of iffy history about this site, but it is now a part of the California University System. Specifically, Fullerton runs a Desert Studies center here. Home...More

1  Thank ranles76
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