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Coachella Valley History Museum

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Guided tour with explanation of what you are seeing

The docent toured us around the facility and we were then allowed to return to all areas to read... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Banning, Ca
When I was a kid

I remember coming here for a field trip , don’t remember much on what happened and what’s there but... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Chris M
Palm Springs, California
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The docent toured us around the facility and we were then allowed to return to all areas to read the signage and see. Great explanation was accomplished. A wonderful exhibit of this areas history to include the Indian Tribes, Salton Sea and more was explained....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I remember coming here for a field trip , don’t remember much on what happened and what’s there but I remember going and learning things .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 7, 2018

A friend & I visited the Coachella Valley History Museum on Saturday, 10/6/2018 and i exceeded my expectations. I was a wonderful place crammed with interesting information and accessible displayed from the earliest inhabitants of the Valley (The Cahuilla Indians (including a display case filled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This museum will tell you all about American and Mexican culture how life was back in the day full of knowledge it's a must see

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

We were driving by the museum and decided to stop really not knowing that inside we would find such a detailed and educational material. We loved it, the lady in charge was so helpful and lovely.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank carmen1ocampo
Reviewed February 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Jerry B
Reviewed January 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank panama2000
Reviewed January 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bj3mlk
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Kevln-jennifer
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$8 for adults. Click the website link for other rates.