The 10 Best Things to Do in Blythe, United States

October 13, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Blythe /ˈblaɪθ/ is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Palo Verde Valley of the Lower Colorado River Valley region, an agricultural area and part of the Colorado Desert along the Colorado River. Blythe was named after Thomas H. Blythe, a San Francisco financier, who established primary water rights to the Colorado River in the region in 1877. The city was incorporated on July 21, 1916. The population was 20,817 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Blythe

1. Blythe Intaglios

Us 95, Blythe, CA
Excellent
54%
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29%
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2%
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4 based on 37 reviews

Blythe Intaglios

The exact location of these mysterious figures is 16 miles north of Blythe.

Reviewed By susan l

We really enjoyed viewing these intaglios. It raised a lot of questions for me that I need to investigate further. If you're at all interested in archaeology cultural anthropology just history of the Native Americans this is a pretty neat place to visit

2. Desert Rides ATV Rentals

50202 Ehrenberg Parker HWY, Ehrenberg, AZ 85334
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4 based on 1 reviews

Desert Rides ATV Rentals

Reviewed By Tami W

Rented an ATV to spend a day playing in the desert. The prices are very reasonable and it was a great adventure. The owner's gave us lots of information on best places to go. Machines are nice one's maintained well etc. If we returned to the same area. Would definitely do it again.

3. Hi Jolly's Tomb

W. Main St, Quartzsite, AZ
Excellent
32%
Good
45%
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20%
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3%
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4 based on 62 reviews

Hi Jolly's Tomb

Reviewed By Thomas M - Littleton, New Hampshire

We found Hi Jolly’s tomb, and the story behind it, really interesting. We had heard & read about the US Calvary’s interest in the use of camels in the desert, but Jefferson Davis’ involvement was a part of history we were unaware of until visiting this site. In addition there are other little quirks in the story which we found interesting. You can learn more if you also visit the museum in town. This site is not far and if you are going to spend anytime in Quartzsite it is really worth your time to visit this site - even if it’s just for the photo-op.

4. Hauser Geode Beds

Blythe, CA
Excellent
31%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
21%
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4 based on 19 reviews

Hauser Geode Beds

Exploration and digging at this elusive spot yields geodes, beautiful inside when split open.

Reviewed By Stacey M - Fullerton, California

We had some help before we arrived of what to look for. As soon as we stopped we were picking up little geodes off the ground. After a bit of looking we found a nice bed of geodes that were a nice baseball size. In about an hour we filled up our bucket. Husband enjoyed it so much he already wants to go back. This is a great place to come find geodes in their natural state and a great geology lesson. Camping is available in the area.

5. T-Rocks

1530 W Main St, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 +1 906-370-2862
Excellent
78%
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22%
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5 based on 18 reviews

T-Rocks

Reviewed By Carol S - Los Altos, California

I've been several times and each time I see and learn something new. This trip we brought two young adults 22-23 years old and they had a wonderful time exploring. We bought petrified wood, fossils, sea shells, and a rock with water trapped inside from 25 million years ago (per wiki).

Tip: If you have a business bring your business license and get items wholesale (50% off in ma y cases), or just haggle and you may still get items 50% off.

6. Blythe Municipal Golf Course

3480 Quail Run Rd, Blythe, CA 92225-9584 +1 760-922-7272
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4 based on 10 reviews

Blythe Municipal Golf Course

Reviewed By IslandWest - Canada

We enjoy this course. It has several long holes, not too many short ones, some very tricky greens with diabolical slopes and sometimes impossible pin positions. The course is well maintained, good carts and the service is fabulous and accomodating.

7. Quartzsite Museum

161 W Main Street, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 +1 928-927-5229
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Quartzsite Museum

Reviewed By Diane M - Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

We loved our visit to this museum! It might be little but it is an authentic Quartzsite experience! The building is an original and there are a lot of artifacts and pictures, covering a wide variety of local interest. The outside things are interesting in their own right! The museum docents were very informative, both for the museum nd the rest of the area.

8. Opal Hill Mine

Blythe, CA
Excellent
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33%
Satisfactory
67%
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

The public may explore this privately owned mine, and most come back with something to show for their effort.

Reviewed By 707clayg - Lomita, California

The mining is again in operation for Rock Hounds that hope to find some fire agates and opals by hard rock mining. The mine has changed owners and the new ouners are continuing the operation as before. You will need a PayPal account to make payment with as this is the only form of payment they accept. Bring heavy gloves, big hammers, chisels and hand pick to get the gems out of the rock. You can get more information from Desert USA on the www but I am not allowed to put it here in a review on Trip Advisor.

This is an interesting place to go and try to find some gem stones and the area is quite interesting gust to go see where some of these gems come from.

9. Reader's Oasis Bookstore

690 East Main Street, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 +1 928-927-6551
Excellent
46%
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8%
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4 based on 23 reviews

Reader's Oasis Bookstore

Reviewed By Thomas M - Littleton, New Hampshire

This bookstore is a strange & interesting place. We are always interested in visiting offbeat sites, and this place certainly qualifies! There were a couple of local Author’s outside selling their books. We found Stu Campbell, a local cowboy, really interesting to talk to and ended up purchasing one of his novels for our grandson. We went inside and browsed a bit.... it is an eclectic mix of just about everything, paperbacks, hardbacks, magazines. CDs, etc. If you don’t have a specific item your looking for, the clutter can seem overwhelming. We didn’t get to meet Paul, the eccentric, nudist, owner. Not sure whether that’s good news or bad news! He is obviously a legend, and there were poster of him scattered about the store. In mid-December we were ahead of the RV invasion, so visiting sites in Quartzsite was easy and this is certainly one of the main attractions.

10. The Grubstake

725 Hwy 95, Quartzsite, AZ 85346 +1 928-927-4485
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Grubstake

Reviewed By cjbh - Salt Lake City, Utah

Dollar bills are stuck all over the ceiling, with license plates up there too. Some chairs have wooden frames & sagging springs. 4 TVs play separate sports & car shows. Outside, a lone guitarist plays or you karaoke all alone. With warmer weather, this would be lots of fun. (We came in January; daytime temps in the 60s, but after dark in the 50s.)
Menu is very slim, but the fish is great, with 2 big pieces.

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