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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 39 Activities in Palm Springs
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Phoenix, AZ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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milton keynes, england
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Apart from the architecture of the building itself, its not a tourist attraction of itself. However, if you're visiting for the first time then its definitely worth a stop and a photo of the Palm Springs sign with the mountain background - this is a 2 minute walk from the Visitor Center car park. The Center is full of helpful... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It's easy to find It's the first building you hit on Palm Canyon Dr! Stop in to pick up all your maps and pamphlets, I was having a hard time finding any info on Palm springs -- I love collecting all the info. They also happen to have the nicest PS souveniors in the area. And if you are interested... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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