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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

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47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-6156
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Explore the uncanny landscape of Joshua Tree National Park with a 4.5-hour van tour from Palm Desert, near Palm Springs. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned van or SUV as you navigate soaring granite formations and groves of the park’s famously spiky trees, and capture unforgettable images of terrain that spans the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Trace a gentle trail into the rocks at Hidden Valley and Keys View, watch for the park’s reclusive wildlife, and experience the unique beauty of one America’s most remarkable national parks.
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This garden had some great afternoon light for walking & painting. A bit hard to find a place in the shade to set up without being in the middle of the pathway, but worth it.
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This is a great way to spend day ! You can come up close to the animals without disturbing them. The animals have so much room to roam, especially the giraffes. You can safely feed the giraffes for a small fee.
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Very well laid out as far as visiting the animals - the spaces the animals had were large (Not many cages). The gardens were beautiful. There is a snack place there and a nice gift shop. It is quite a lot of walking. At the end of the walk, there is an amazing miniature
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We didn't know much at all about the living desert, but went to see what it's about. General admission for adults was $25.00 and for seniors, I think it was about $22.00 There are many signs to guide you around, if you want you can take their shuttle for $8.00, but it
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Wonderful way to spend a half day or more in a laid back and low key zoo. Reasonable entry fee and plenty of parking. Looking forward to the Australian addition.
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