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Palm Desert Visitor Center

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Address: 73510 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2524
Phone Number: +1 760-568-1441
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Conveniently located inside Palm Desert City Hall, make Palm Desert Visitor...

Conveniently located inside Palm Desert City Hall, make Palm Desert Visitor Services your first stop for whatever you need to enjoy your stay in the desert. Need information? You'll find one of the Valley's most comprehensive selection of maps, hiking and biking guides, magazines, brochures and more available to be picked up--free of charge--from our extensive literature displays. Have questions or need a local's perspective? Our helpful and knowledgeable staff are true experts on the area, and will gladly share their insight with you.

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Very helpful

While it's a typical visitors center the gentleman we spoke with was very helpful & providing us with directions to grocery stores, suggestions on places to eat, etc.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ed86351
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Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona, Arizona
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249 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it's a typical visitors center the gentleman we spoke with was very helpful & providing us with directions to grocery stores, suggestions on places to eat, etc.

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Thank Ed86351
Calgary, Alberta
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went the day after we arrived in Palm Desert to get maps and information. The staff were so helpful and gave us many suggestions for places to eat and to visit and hikes to take in the area. They gave us brochures and maps and directions to the Holocaust Memorial.

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Thank clairefisher817
Atascadero
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Typical visitors center, nothing special. We wanted a map to the mid-century modern homes and business but they only had a fancy one for $6.00. Since we were on a limited time schedule we just used an on-line resource. Amazing building though.

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Thank mongooAtascadero
Solihull, United Kingdom
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358 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Not easy to find located in city Hall, but worthwhile, as the staff are very helpful and give if their time generously

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Thank Davidlowe46
Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the great 5-Star review. We're working on the signage issue, and more signs are going up in the next few weeks. Hopefully future visitors won't encounter the same issues. I'm very glad that you found our staff to be helpful, and generous with our time. That's what we're here for, and we're always happy to help! Thanks again. More 

Parksville
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The place was a little hard to find - no signs on the road - once we found it - they were of great help showing us all the interesting thing to visit in this area ! The staff was very knowledgeable !!

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Thank T9709NOkenw
Point Cook, Australia
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163 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Aussies appreciated the help and tips from the lovely staff at the tourist information centre. Difficult to find as they had just moved and no signs around....but we did find it. Thanks for all the helpful tips on the area and we enjoyed the giant palm trees:O)

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Thank AussiesvisitUSA
Barbara B, Manager at Palm Desert Visitor Center, responded to this review

G'day, Aussies! Thanks for the lovely review, and for tracking us down in our new location! I'm glad all tips and information made it worth your while. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Palm Desert! More 

North America
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

PD visitor center has a very friendly and helpful staff. Good displays showing some of the animals you may see on your hike also a very good exploration on the fauna of the desert. Nice hiking trails leading out of the visitors center, some of that looks like you are walking on the moon, Or you just walked into a... More 

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San Marcos, California
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868 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Great place to stop in to see what activities are happening in Palm Desert and the surrounding area. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Whether you are looking for outdoor activities, shopping or local or cultural events the staff can give some great recommendations.

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1 Thank csarchibald
Bernstein, Austria
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is the first place we go when in town. They know so much and give tips according to your preferences. They have a lot of brochures to take away and also specially prepared information (like a list of public golf courses). Just ask them! We go there every month to get our news-update.

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1 Thank Karl S
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Once we found the Visitors Centre we were warmly greeted and helped by one of the staff. She was full of ideas and tips along with a good variety of brochures to take away.

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2 Thank Reene K

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