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Niland, California: East Jesus

A 10-acre "experimental, habitable, extensible artwork" made of junk in the desert. Wall of TVs, bunch of legs, Burning Man detritus. Visitors welcome, but need to be careful.

Sidewinder Rd, Niland, CA
Continue past Salvation Mountain on Beal Rd until it ends. Turn left onto Coachella Canal Rd, then make second left onto Sidewinder Rd, which ends at East Jesus. The area is prone to flash floods; if it looks like rain, stay away.
Daily sunrise-sunset. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Donations appreciated
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Our Lady of Lost Souls and Beautiful Freaks.

East Jesus

East Jesus is worth a stroll around. Lots of interesting art...and a large working teeter totter. Make sure you're up to date on your tetanus shot before heading out!

[Miss Erin, 04/12/2018]

Junk creature.

East Jesus

Junk or art? A little of both!

[Val Darrington, 02/28/2018]

Wall of TVs.

East Jesus

East Jesus art garden is the most amazing attraction further down the road from Salvation Mountain. It's a collection of art created from trash and a completely self contained community; over 10 acres of created trash art. Recently named the only official museum in Imperial county.

[ma baas, 05/24/2016]

East Jesus describes itself as an "experimental, habitable, extensible artwork," and notes that everything there (including the art and wildlife) is dangerous. Unruly children and careless adults are not welcome.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Slab CitySlab City, Niland, CA - < 1 mi.
Salvation MountainSalvation Mountain, Niland, CA - < 1 mi.
Mud PotsMud Pots, Niland, CA - 8 mi.
In the region:
Official Center of the World, Felicity, CA - 54 mi.

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