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Palm Springs Visitor Center

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Address: 2901 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: 760 778 8418
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Worth a stop! They have everything you need to plan your stay in the area. Stopping here definitely helps to mark the most of the Palm Springs experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Worth a stop! They have everything you need to plan your stay in the area. Stopping here definitely helps to mark the most of the Palm Springs experience.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The visitors center is in an architecturally significant building, designed by Albert Frey, that serves as an excellent welcome post to mid-century modern Palm Springs. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They have information on tours, sites, hotels, and events: desert trails, celebrity tours, modernism architecture -- they know it all. You'll be glad you stopped in. We... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

... on our way into town and I'm glad that it was! I found the staff very helpful and they had plenty of literature/pamphlets to helps us get around the area. I never felt like they were trying to 'sell' us on the area -- just be helpful. I was thankful that they told us about the special Thursday Night... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

As you enter Palm Springs you need to stop at the Visitor Center. It was originally a gas station that was designed by Albert Frey the grandfather of modernism. Here you can pick up information. Don't forget to ask for the Palm Springs Historical Society Walking Tours. They have 8 walking tours that cover the history, stars and architecture of... More 

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Minneapolis
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

These guys know their Palm Springs and how to sell it. They will offer ideas on what to see and do. There's also lots of pamphlets and coupons available inside. The Agua Caliente representative was helpful as well. I learned there about the PS Modern app for my phone and have really put that to use.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The intent of this place is just to sell goods and souvenirs to provide income for the City of Palm Spring. Not a place for information but a trap to sell goods. You might as well go to the AAA and the public library for information or the sourrounding shops for goodies. I went there to ask information about how... More 

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HAM LAKE
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The self-guided driving tour of celebrity homes is a great way to spend a couple of hours. For about five dollars you can see (or almost see behind the huge hedges) 60+ homes. The map is good, but co-pilot is important so you don't miss the turns. The map is not to scale, but the addresses will keep you on... More 

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LEXINGTON, KY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the place to go first if you are going to be out in town. They give you a great street map that has a lot of information on it. They also have some souvenirs, T's and sweatshirts.

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Phoenix, AZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The architecture of the building, the iconic Palm Springs sign, the tiny but wonderful Agua Caliente Indian Museum, and of course all the information on Palm Springs make this well worth the stop. It is the first building you come to on Palm Canyon Drive, and is at the entrance to the Tramway road. Don't miss the Palm Springs sign... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice facility with pamphlets and info, but definitely strike up a conversation with the people who work there. They are a wealth of knowledge and make great suggestions. They talked us into taking the Aerial Tram ride and shared that it was free the month of July for military members. My husband is a disabled vet, so he rode for... More 

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