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Windmill Farm

20th Ave. north of I-10, Palm Springs, CA
760/251-1997
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Ranked #16 of 40 Activities in Palm Springs
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Passing through the San Gorgonio Pass (also known as the Banning Pass) on Interstate 10, the San Gorgonio Wind Farm is a truly impressive sight. Started in the 1980's, this is the oldest wind farm in the USA and currently has more than 4000 wind turbines in total. This location is ideal for a wind farm as wind turbines operate... More

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White Rock, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Just driving along the road you will be impressed by the many wind turbines. If memory serves me correct there were 227 altogether. It is apparently one of the first wind farms in North America. To get a good view of them and how they are so much in-line, you should also take in the Palm Springs Tramway. Super view... More

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too far from the wild west!
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229 reviews 229 reviews
32 attraction reviews
493 helpful votes 493 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

You NEED to do this. Where else can you find such an industrial marvel? Truly fascinating and definitely worth the admission fee. Put it on your bucket list! :)

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We took this tour and and got very close to the wind mills. The guide was very knowledgeable and knew what he was talkign about. Do take a hat and mask as it does get very hot and dusty on the ride.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

When in Palm Springs be sure to sign up for the tour of the Wind Turbine Farms. It is very enlightning and informative - well worth the price. I learned so much about wind energy and how the industry is protecting the wildlife wherever they put up wind farms. The name of the tour is P.S. Windmill Tours and More.... More

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Hemet, California
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33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Drive through this ever other week. These are awesome no matter how many times you see them. The sheer sight of something this big does tend to make you feel intimidated

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Los Angeles, California
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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

You know you're getting close to PS when you come upon these. It's really impressive sight. Otherworldly and beautiful.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We split our stay in the area to two nights in Palm Springs and one night in Desert Springs so got to drive past the windmill farm. Not sure whether worth a special drive there, but, was definitely worth a look and picture.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

It is breathtaking the way the wind moves these beasts. One is reminded of Man of La Mancha. Did you know they don't supply Indio and surrounding with power it is an LA thing? I guess it is not the locals' wind.

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La Quinta, California
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Get up close and personal with the giants of the desert. Feel the power, hear the power as you stare mesmorized at the wind driven blades.

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