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Windmill Farm

Address: 20th Ave. north of I-10, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760/251-1997
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Ranked #53 of 101 things to do in Palm Springs
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
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Los Angeles, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
135 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Politics aside, I've been driving by them for years and am always fascinated at the mechanics and the sheer volume of them. We finally wanted to see how close we could get without a paid tour and discovered this hot tip! GPS and PARK yourself at the Palm Springs Amtrak Station! Its an easy public landmark, free parking lot and... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

First impression is the entire area is ugly, but once you learn about the turbines it is amazing what they do. This is a natural place for these even if 2500 of them can be an eye sore. Highly recommend th I s t o ur!

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Kalispell, Montana
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211 reviews 211 reviews
91 attraction reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

How can anything purported to save the planet ruin it by greater measure.?!? Think about it, it makes very little good sense. The serene unblemished beauty of the desert is no longer...perhaps you needed to have seen it "before" to appreciate what has been lost.

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Anchorage, ak
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I didn't know what to expect, but this beats all. considering that the research has since found that windmill farms are not conducive to saving electricity....that in fact they increase the CO2 in the atmosphere.....They littered the whole desert....and when they fall down, they are just left on the desert floor. That, along with the high tension lines all around.....and... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The windmill farm tour is hard to find, but well worth the visit. If you go to the farm itself on 20th street, west of Indian Canyon drive, you will be at the farm itself, and able to go on the property. They give a great 1.5 hour tour, with a lot of information about the industry in general, and... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The windmill farm tour was a very interesting and informative way to spend a part of the afternoon. Jack, our guide, was knowledgable, informative, and truly interested in answering our questions and making sure we understood what we were seeing. I particularly liked stepping out of the bus and walking up to one of the windmills now that I had... More 

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Long Island
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228 reviews 228 reviews
77 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were driving through the area and saw hundreds of these windmills. We pulled off the road to get pictures. As far as I can tell this isn't a tourist attraction, just a place to view from the road.

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Avon, Ohio
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798 reviews 798 reviews
520 attraction reviews
1,086 helpful votes 1,086 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
526 helpful votes 526 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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