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Palm Desert Visitor Center

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Address: 73-470 El Paseo, Suite F-7, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: 800-873-2428
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Great place to gather information about Palm Desert

Very friendly and helpful staff always willing to chat about the Coachella Valley. Large selection of free maps and booklets as well as some books (not free) about the history or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff always willing to chat about the Coachella Valley. Large selection of free maps and booklets as well as some books (not free) about the history or area you are currently visiting. If you are into hiking, buy the great hikes book. It is wonderful. This location also has a nice selection of PD branded clothing... More 

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Wow! What a nice review! Thanks for taking the time to write a great 5 Star Review. You really summed up what we try to offer, so I don't have much to say except Thank You! More 

Fresno, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

small place but very friendly, nice sales, plenty of information, don't open until 10am. Completed a survey

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Hi there, Cal Peeps! Glad you came down from Fresno for a visit. I'm happy that you found our service friendly and that we had information that met your needs while you were here. Thanks for taking the time to leave a nice review for us, too. More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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120 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Palm Desert Visitor Center can give a person advise on any restaurant, bar, theater, clothiers, etc. I believe that you can make reservations for private trips and tours, as well as to just gain knowledge about many well known places nearby.

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks Michelle, for taking the time to post the great review. You're right, we have great resources on local restaurants, hotels and attractions. We'll do our level best to steer people the right way on their journey. While technically not one of our services, if we have the time we're happy to hop on the phone to assist with tour... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The lady there had maps she marked of the area and the attractions (we were interested in the Canyons) plus lots of info and leaflets. Helped us plan what we would do.

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for a 5 Star review! We love our maps here at the Palm Desert Visitor Center, so I'm glad you found that our information and planning assistance was helpful. More 

Surrey, Canada
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Staff are very knowledgeable and informative. We were told which sites were an absolute must and those that were just ok. There was no wait time and we received maps and brochures!

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks, Karin, for the wonderful 5 Star review. I'm pretty proud of our staff, so I'm glad you found them to be helpful and knowledgeable. We really do try to help people get the most out of their vacations, so I'm glad we were able to help you as well. Thanks again for taking the time to share your review! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Looking for things to do, the visitor center was great at making suggestions based on some limitations of my traveling group. Well worth giving the center a call when planning a trip to the area.

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post the great review, Ryan. We do our best to listen to what folks are telling us, and then respond with appropriate suggestions. I'm glad that you found this to be the case with your group. Give us a call or stop by if you need more help. More 

Palm Springs, California
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There are so many options in this area; that it's good to go to the visitor center to get a plan on sightseeing, shopping, eating or visiting the variety of venues! Easy access, easy to park....go there and do yourself a favor.

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! It sounds like you're from just up the road, so I'm glad that we were able to be of help to a local as well. We like to think of ourselves as being here for everyone. Some folks have lots of questions, others might just have one simple question or need directions. Whatever brings you... More 

Santa Monica, California
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

So many different places to go: restaurants, spas, sports, beautiful mountains. Just being there is so relaxing and refreshing. The streets are wide and driving is so peaceful. Swimming pools abound and there is such a sense of cleanliness and gentleness there.

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing the many ways that you find Palm Desert to be such a wonderful vacation location. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in planning your future visits to our great resort city. More 

Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There are very helpful staff and information at this centrally located office. They also have a good selection of souvenir items for sale.

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your experiences at the Palm Desert Visitor Center. I'm glad you found our staff and services helpful--that's why we're here! Let us know if we can be of any additional assistance in the future. Thanks again! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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766 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We always make a point of visiting this visitor center. They almost always have great sales on souvenirs and they are a wealth of information about the Coachella Valley. However, we miss their former location and this new center feels somehow less than the previous location. Still a good place to learn about the area...but wow, the last location was... More 

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Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I'm glad to know that you're still happy with our services and our "wealth of information," and that the only thing you're missing is out old location. (And yes, we miss it too sometimes, but we can all visit it now as the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.) I hope you continue... More 

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