Photo: Aurora Tang
Arachnia and The Crystal Cave

Saturdays and Sundays 7 AM - 2 PM

Sky Village Swap Meet in Yucca Valley is a world of its own, a dense shanty-like town of booths and stands packed with curios, desert junk, overgrown cactus gardens, and bright green palo verde trees. The former drive-in loud speakers broadcast a soundtrack of country music, periodically punctuated by announcements that someone's burritos or french fries are ready for pickup at the cafe.

In the heart of the swap meet is the Crystal Cave - a masterpiece in progress, created by Bob Carr, longtime owner and creator of the Sky Village Swap Meet. Bob's larger than life personality and creative sensibility has been the driving force behind the success of this highly eccentric community.

The Crystal Cave is an ongoing project, a portal into Bob’s wondrous world.