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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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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 6 December 2016
Blaize S
Zzyzx Road -- Desert Studies Center

Zzyzx is the name of a former quack spa in the Mojave Desert. The spa has long since been shut... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
N4595KRricharde
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Zzyzx Road, California State University at Fullerton, Soda Springs, CA
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Reviewed 6 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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 17 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

1  Thank tooluser
Reviewed 25 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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