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Palm Springs Visitor Center

2901 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760 778 8418
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Ranked #11 of 35 activities in Palm Springs
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As an east coast guy I view the west coast as friendly and welcoming. We walked to the Palm Spring visitor center and we were surprised. One guide at the counter just ignored us while continuing working on her computer and the other just counted the number of maps we took (free printouts) saying” I think your wife took one... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The visitor center is a great idea if you're new to the Palm Springs area. Although not very big, the staff is very helpful and has numerous free brochures available about the Palm Springs happenings. Many souvenir items available - be sure to pick up the celebrity homes map ($5) and architecture map available behind the counter. The building is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Hubbie and I came to Palm Spring to take in some mid-century modern architecture. This being one of them (way back used to a gas station) which was taken over as a visitor's center which a great this to do - repurposing a building use. Staff inside were helpful in getting the books and dvds we were wanting and offered... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Provided with a map for $5 dollars to drive to celebrity homes. We saw a few just for novelty. Visitor centre itself not worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had only a few days in Palm Springs and wanted to put together a tailor made itinerary. The visitor centre was fantastically helpful. In addition to directing us to the main attractions such as the tram they told us about an app we could download which is a self guided tour of the architectural gems of the town. We... More

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Silverton, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was an old gas station that has been re-purposed as the visitor information center. It has the classic modern architecture so prevalent in Palm Springs. There are free maps available and the staff was friendly and helpful. It is at the base of the road leading to the tram so a good stop if you are heading up the... More

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Niceville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was open on Sunday! There was a very helpful and friendly man running the center when we stopped it. He had lots of suggestions and there was quite a bit of literature available. This is located right at the beginning of the road to the tram. The tram, unfortunately, was closed during most of August for maintenance. This was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

While the building and facilities were nice and very clean, the main reason for going to the center is to get information on local activities and honestly, I am not sure if the workers there at the time actually live in the area or have even driven through. We had limited access to internet for a few days prior to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Buying a pass to see incredible films from morning till midnight doesn't mean you can't also see some local sights. The friendly staff at the Visitor Center are well equipped to guide the film goers who need a break between the magical realism of an Argentinian movie and the angst of films from Eastern Europe. From walks in the hills... More

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Evanston, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Look for Modern Architecture tours and a guide named Robert. You book through him for a great modern tour that lasts 3 hours. He is a gem of a guide and starts the tour at the Palm Springs Visitor Center. He knows absolutely everything about the history and neighborhoods. A great first day activity so you know where to concentrate... More

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