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Address: 20th Ave. north of I-10, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760/251-1997

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Very interesting side trip to Palm Springs

This was a fun trip that was organized by one of my friends. There were 8 of us and we had a private tour. I learned so much about wind energy. Got to go inside the windmill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Kathy L
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Palm Springs, California, United States
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Palm Springs, California, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a fun trip that was organized by one of my friends. There were 8 of us and we had a private tour. I learned so much about wind energy. Got to go inside the windmill and drive around the property. Very windy out there….so be prepared.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Perfectly exemplifying how harmonious relationship could be between Humans and Earth, the Palm Springs’ desert windmill farms are definitively worth the detour. Whether you stop to enjoy a private tour of the facilities or just drive by, the mesmerizing pillars are exceptional beauties you won’t want to miss while visiting California.

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portland,OR
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

After driving past countless wind farms over the years, we decided to take the tour to learn more. This tour provides a historical overview along with up close and personal observations and some thinking about how we will meet our future energy needs. Tour guide Randy was an excellent resource. I suspect the "terrible" reviews may be from people who... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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166 reviews 166 reviews
84 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We took a tour and learned about the turbines and the industry. The tour was very information. The guide was knowledge and made he it fun and interesting. Lots of facts and information. The small bus used for the drive about the turbines. The bus was deluxe with big windows for viewing. Highly recommended to learning about amazing source of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
141 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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