Cactus City, CA was a small community/road side stop along what is now the I-10. Circa 1935.

Cactus City, CA was a small community/road side stop along what is now the I-10, between Indio and Desert Center. Today Cactus City has been reduced to a roadside rest area.

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Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.

  • LAEVE

    Love the fuel dispensers at Cactus City. Great pics!

  • pat

    A couple of days ago, I was planning a route to someplace in the area and saw “cactus city” on the map. I had no idea (or at least no memory) of this place at all.