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Niland

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Niland

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Niland is a small town near the Salton Sea.

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Niland is located on California Highway 111 about 40 miles (64 km) north of Interstate 8 in Calexico and 58 miles (93 km) south of Interstate 10 in Indio.

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  • Mud volcanoes - Southwest of Niland at the intersection of Schrimpf Rd. and Wister Rd. To reach from Niland, go south about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) on Highway 111 to Schrimpf Rd. Turn right onto Schrimpf (note: Schrimpf and Wister are graded dirt roads but are well maintained and should be passable by all passenger cars). Go west for 3.4 miles (5.5 km) on Schrimpf Rd. to Wister Rd. Turn right onto Wister Rd. The mud volcanoes will be in a dirt field on the right side of Wister Rd. (Note: Wister Rd. may also be signed as Davis Rd.) Here, CO2 gas bubbling up through mud has created mud volcanoes ranging from a few inches high to more than 8 feet (2.4 m) tall. Activity in the various vents range from slowly seeping mud to whistling tubes to mud being thrown vigorously into the air. Bubbling pools and mudpots are also found in this field. If you go via McDonald Road instead which is just north of Schrimpf and parallel, you get paved road as it goes by the Geothermal Power Plant. It is a dirt road as you access it off Hwy 111, then becomes paved.
  • Salvation Mountain - A three story man made mountain covered in latex paint and devotional sayings, the mountain complex also includes adobe and hay bale sculptures and art cars. The complex is free of charge and has abundant parking but crowds can be substantial is the winter weekends high season during midday.
  • East Jesus - A folk art collective filled with interactive works and is inhabited by those who work on it. The unique site is accessible through Slab City, an off the grid snowbird community a few miles from Niland. Slab City is at its most occupied in the winter and contains The Range, and open air nightclub that hosts an open mic night on Saturdays.

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Bobby D's has great hand tossed pizza and a very friendly environment. There's also a Chinese restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, and a grocery store.

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