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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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Good Place to Start

Visitor Centres are always a good place to start, they are full of helpful maps, brochures and ideas. The staff who helped us was excellent, lots of ideas and tips (i.e. free days... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
OurWanderingCasa
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Dundas, Canada
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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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195 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is at the beginning of the road that leads up to the tram. The people take the time to tell you about the main attractions in Palm Springs including the tram ride up Jacinto Mountain 8000+ feet to a state park. They also had free area pamphlets and souvenirs for sale.

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Thank Charlie03045
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in town to see a friend he had a lot of stories about the past in palm springs he couldn't remember exactly where some of the famos homes were so i checked the visitor center out they were great and very helpful they had two self guided driving tours that took you to most of the famos homes... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Palm Springs, California
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93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a quaint visitor's center. Little tid bits of information about the city and located on the road that leads to the Tram. Which on a clear day you can see forever on the mountain top. Worth stopping but there is not much there.

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Thank BobR2012
Dundas, Canada
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115 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visitor Centres are always a good place to start, they are full of helpful maps, brochures and ideas. The staff who helped us was excellent, lots of ideas and tips (i.e. free days at certain attractions, free parking, etc..)

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Thank OurWanderingCasa
Kennewick
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125 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center is located on the turn-off for the road to the Tram. It does hand out a couple of maps that are handy to have it you have a car. The staff were courteous and friendly (not like some of the reviews I have read). The center also had many pamphlets on the various activities offered.

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Thank harv2u
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a map to the famous mid-century modern buildings in the area. Numerous tourist guides mention being able to pick up one at the visitor's center. There were none. We were told that the map is currently being revised and we could purchase a $5.00 app if we could find good wifi to download it. We were... More 

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Thank June F
Clifford
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108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped to check out the center before going up to the Tram. Their wasn't one person who was working there that greeted us at all and when I purchased something the cashier wasn't friendly, she acted like I was bothering her.

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Palm Springs, California
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151 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure of the Visitor's Center is mid-century modern and I believe they would call it the "butterfly design" architectural style. If you driving into town it will be the first thing you come to and it's easy to spot because it is located at Tramway Rd. which is where you also make the turn to go up the tram... More 

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Thank love2eat333
Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty strange, but I found the guy at the visitor centre to be NOT very helpful. I explained we'd just arrived and asked about whether there was a walking map. He said NO. That the historical society does paid tours and then named some streets directions to get there. It was lost on me so I asked him to repeat... More 

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Thank webgoddesscathy
Central Cali
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a former gas station converted into a visitor center...cool...lots of cute kitschy things for purchase and great information available.

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Thank momalu444

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