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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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We got here and needed some advice on hotels etc in Palm Springs. They were very helpful and managed to get is an excellent deal at the Best Western Las Brisas which we loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Carlsbad, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Upon arrival, the building and architecture are wonderful .. The restrooms are clean and the center is located at the bottom of the Arial Tram road. Unfortunately, there are two desks at the center. This is a visitor center and a lets make money center. The Visitor Center person, barely looked up, We had to ask if the maps sitting... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We got here and needed some advice on hotels etc in Palm Springs. They were very helpful and managed to get is an excellent deal at the Best Western Las Brisas which we loved. Lots of info and a must to visit on the way in.

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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The staff were not accommodating in anyway. Questiones were answered with no other suggestion of where we could find info regarding subjects

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Cape May, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A must first stop. Located before entering town. Nice building, clean. Great information available and staff very courteous, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stopped in after our trip up the Tram. It is right at the turn off off Highway 111. They have a lot of information and some very committed volunteers who have a a lot of knowledge/years. If you are an architectural fan I think that the $5 that they charge for the map or the app of the show... More 

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Omaha, NE
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140 reviews 140 reviews
53 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stopped here to pick up the tour map of Albert Frey designed homes. The cost for themap is $5.00 and includes many homes ~ Frey & others that are fine examples of Mid-century Modern design. Don't bother to drive to the southern ones on the map. All are in a gated community that is closed to visitors We also... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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