Saturday, October 20 – Pre-Conference Tour – 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Spend an entire day discovering the spectacular desert landscapes and colorful history of the high desert. You will start your day off with brunch at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum where you can tour their new exhibit, “Ride ‘em Cowboy! The West in Popular Culture.” Then it’s off to Joshua Tree National Park for a ranger-guided tour of historic Keys Ranch, followed by tours of the Wall Street Mill mining site, Equinox Native American site and Barker Dam. Finish your day at Pioneertown, built in the 1940s as a set for western movies. Walk scenic Mane Street and even see a Wild West shootout! Enjoy a mesquite BBQ dinner and live musical entertainment at legendary Pappy & Harriet’s.
Fee: $60 per person includes transportation, tours, brunch, and dinner. Limited to 30 participants.
For more information about the events during WMA 2012, download our Preliminary Program.