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The museum campus contains the Smiley-Tyler House, a 1926 adobe home which houses the main exhibits; the historic 1909 Indio Schoolhouse; and the Date Museum. Also, the spacious grounds hold a variety of gardens, including a Memorial Date Garden, a...more
82616 Miles Ave, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-4228
A knowledgeable docent toured the museum/house with us. The exhibits depicted well how the area developed and grew geologically and historically. The grounds als included a small, but informative date museum and a relocated 2-room schoolhouse. When we finished there, within 5 minutes was Shield’s...More
This museum is small detailing the women of the area in both photos and many of the original dresses worn by them. Featured a area kitchen that looked like the kitchens as I remembered as a child. I am approacing the big 8-0. Was closed...More
In the town of Indio, it is hard to tell that there is a museum there, but it is worth tracking it down. Fred gave us a guided tour, first of the old homestead house and then then all the machinery in the garden, the...More
The location for this museum is historic having been built by one of the pioneers of the area. There are numerous exhibits that feature the lifestyle of the area. There is a separate building that was an early schoolhouse complete with desks. Another building shows...More
This is a great museum with interesting displays and informative docents. There is information on the native groups, the early explorers and settlers, agriculture, and life in the early 1900s. There are also displays about the geological changes of the area. They are currently working...More
We were just in the area with time to kill so we went in to see this local gem. The guides were a husband and wife team that really knew and loved the area and brought everything to life in their descriptions and enthusiasm. We...More
We quite enjoyed our visit to this museum. Our guide was great - quite knowledgeable. The old house was quite interesting, the schoolhouse brought back some memories of my own time in a one-room schoolhouse and the date museum was informative. Don't expect a lot...More
We took a tour of the Museum and the guide and the information learned was both interesting and educational. The guide was knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions we had. Well worth the time to learn about the history of the area.