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Palm Desert Visitor Center

73-470 El Paseo, Suite F-7, Palm Desert, CA 92260
800-873-2428
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Palm Desert
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Carmel, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

this is a new facility not in my gps system..got there just before 5:00 and were helped by a very nice volunteer. He was helpful in giving us maps, golf course info and hiking ideas. very helpful.

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Comox, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This stop saved us hours of time and lots of frustration. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. We got accurate information, including entrance fees, location and variety for the local attractions. We had many questions. We are here for one month. We golf and enjoy the sun. Our children and granddaughter will join us for a week at Christmas. We... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Visitor center was a block away from our hotel. Went in the first day of our trip for maps and info on local attractions, restaurants, etc. Staff was very helpful and courteous.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Palm Desert Visitor Center! I'm glad you found what you were looking for and that you were treated well. We do have a lot of free information and maps, and pretty much everyone leaves happy. Thanks again! More 

Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very friendly and full of informative information. Truly a must stop if you are inquiring about the area. Great souvenir shop too!

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

Thanks for stopping by the Palm Desert Visitor Center, and for doing us the favor of taking the time to leave us a 5 Star review after your visit here. I'm glad that our staff and center met your needs--we like to think we add some value and perspective to the information that can be found online or in guide... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Every question you have will be answered. Lots and lots of handouts, maps and information. You will become interested in even more to do once you make the stop.

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

Thanks for the kind words and awesome review! We know there are a lot ways to get information these days, so our staff really does try hard to "add value" to every conversation we have with our visitors. I'm glad we were able to point you to your destination, and to give you some other ideas for your stay here... More 

Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Woman here was very nice and informative. She gave us some things to do in the area, along with maps and handouts. I was looking for a Christmas ornament, but they don't have any out in the summertime. She said I could call and order one in October, but we did find some at the Villagefest in Palm Springs that... More 

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

Thanks for the 5-Star review! We love happy stories as much as we love being able to connect people with what they are looking for. I'm glad everything worked out and you found what you wanted. Thanks again! More 

Palm Desert, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The friendly staff is very helpful and have information on attractions throughout the Coachella Valley.

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

Wow! Thanks for the 5-Star Review and the awesome heading that you gave it! We think we're the best visitor center in the Coachella Valley, but we don't mind at all when others say so, too! We're glad you had a great experience with us. Come back and see us sometime! Thanks again! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were warmly greeted and shown various publications to use for information. Otherwise, not really that helpful.

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

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review because it helps us do our jobs better. I'm glad that you were warmly greeted, but it sounds like we didn't meet up with your overall expectations. For that, I must apologize. We try to "read" our visitors, but we must have misunderstood your needs if we... More 

Vicksburg, Michigan
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Although it is a bit difficult to find, parking is ample. They are very helpful. have a small gift shop where you can purchase t shirts or some small souvenirs. They are with in walking distance of many of the shops at El Paseo. Also many places to eat are in walking distance and they do,offer a few suggestions according... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about our helpful staff. I am sorry that you found our location a bit hard to find--I know the El Paseo shopping district is full of sights to see and our entrance tucked in on San Pablo Avenue doesn't make things much easier. But we're so glad you found us and found the access... More 

Laurel, Delaware
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The visitors center is a great spot to park and wonder around Palm Desert. Staff was helpful. Good selection of souvenirs for family and friends.

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

Thanks for your lovely review! I'm so glad you found our staff helpful. Yes, we are right in the heart of the El Paseo shopping district, which makes it convenient for our visitors since so much is within easy walking distance. And as you noted, if you want to do a little shopping in our center too, we do have... More 

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