On my way back from The Center of the World in Felicity, I stopped at the Desert View Tower and Cave. This was located off of Interstate Hwy 8, near Jacumba and Ocotillo in the In-Ko_Pah Mountains. This stone tower was believed to be built in the year 1922 to 1928 as a roadside attraction.
The tower itself is a four story structure with an observation deck on the top. it also has a small museum that also serves as a gift shop at the base of the building.
After getting the tickets to both the tower and the rock caves I went on a self guided tour. I just walked around inside the tower and started taking pictures of all the interesting artifacts they have on the display. Some of them were old paintings, clothings, jewelry, furniture, toys and much more that were used during the 1920s and some from the modern days.
Next, I went to the observation deck, it felt slightly breezy and that helped on this very warm day.
Right across from the Desert Tower, you will see the entrance to the cave where you will see quite a few interesting stone carvings. It was like a little adventure to squeeze yourself into the nooks and corners to find different sculptures.
All in all I should say it was definitely an interesting experience exploring the Desert Tower and the Rock Caves.
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