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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 #12 of 25 attractions in Palm Desert
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Palm Desert, California
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53 reviews 53 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Vicksburg, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We are visiting Palm Desert for the first time and stopped by to collect a map and any information on where to visit. The girl behind the dreys was very helpful and informative regarding sites and shopping. We collected a useful town map and local events news..

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

Thanks for the lovely review. I hope you're enjoying your first (and hopefully not last) visit to Palm Desert. Cheers! More

Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The people in the Visitor Center are well informed and very helpful. You could also get discounted tickets to the Living Desert. Only comment is for them to open at 9:00am vice 10:00am A good place to start your Coachella Valley visit.

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

Thank you for the nice review. I'm glad you found our services helpful. I'll pass along your comment about the opening hour to my supervisor. We've previously been open from 9am-5pm, and I agree that would likely suit many of our visitors. We changed to 10am-6pm a couple of years ago to be in line with other El Paseo area... More

Eagan, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Friendly staff provides detailed information on attractions and restaurants that would be easy to miss with your own research. Time well spent early in your vacation.

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

Thanks for the kind words, and for taking the time to post them. There are lots of sources of information out there, so I'm glad that you found that the Palm Desert Visitor Center staff added a little insight! More

San Antonio, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The staff were helpful in every way. Lots of maps, specific site guides and well organized store-like surroundings. Go here for the right, unbiased information...

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

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you found our information "unbiased." Our only agenda is for our visitors to have a great vacation! More

Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I'm not your average tourist. I like interesting graveyards, vintage hunting... basically all manner of things quirky and weird interest me. Barbara at the front desk was able to answer each and every one of my "off-the-beaten-path" questions I had and usually with a printout that they already had on file. Honestly, she should have been wearing a sash that... More

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

What a lovely review! Thanks so much for the kind words. We try to be prepared for any number of questions, so I have to admit I'm glad that you weren't able to stump us. Our theory is that if someone asks a question once, it will likely come up again so we try to be ready. We want everyone... More

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