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Windmill Farm

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Address: 20th Ave. north of I-10, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760/251-1997

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Longstanding wind system

I can remember this windmill system from 30 years ago and it's still here with bigger generators and modern bladed systems. Great site.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Charles V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can remember this windmill system from 30 years ago and it's still here with bigger generators and modern bladed systems. Great site.

Thank Charles V
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen this everytime I drive through the area and never stop being totally fascinated by the sheer amount and size of windmills but going to the farm to learn about them is really interesting and something both adults and older kids would enjoy. Did you know the front pointing out of one is the size of a school... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting thing to see, one of three major wind farms in California, but there's no reason to make a special trip. If you plan to head through the I-10 pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and Mt San Jacinto, you can't miss it. There are over 3000 windmills (producing over 500MW) and you can get quite close... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Monifieth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Mind blowing scale of wind energy farm which has to be seen to be appreciated. Worth a drive by / through visit but just a shame there appeared to be no visitor centre to turn it into what could be a tourist attraction which promotes better understanding of the whole industry plus the build history of this magnificent place

Thank Alan M
Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

When you come over the hill into Palm Srings/ Palm Desert area you see nothing but wind mills. It is fantastic how they are all perfectly lines up. It is always puzzling why some are turning away while others are at a stand still. It is an amazing sight when you 1st see it, but it also detracts from the... More 

Thank El1Lobo
Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I first drove by this in the mid-90's (when I saw several movies that used this as a movie location), and then again recently -- it is much more built-up now than before .... and a great reminder of what is possible when trying to harness nature to produce power.

Thank mshapiro99
Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Although not spectacular, it is educational. Well, I should say... it is different. For someone who has never seen wind mills before this is a unique experience. However, I think it messes up the nature's beauty. But, hey, we need energy, don't we?.... If you drive by, it's worth the driving. But if you wanted to come for far away,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Never seen as many of these in my life, find them strangely soothing, as I watch them go around, and as for the number, I lost count, heard about them, but did not expect as many of them.

Thank guycarr360
Dublin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

When my wife signed us up for a windmill tour, I was expecting to see a bunch of farmhouse type windmills for grinding wheat, etc. Instead, we toured the windmill farms which generate electricity! At first, I didn't think there would be much to the tour, but Richard quickly proved me wrong. His in-depth knowledge of these windmills is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Never imaging driving in the I-10 I can see so much windmill in just one day, is really impress at the point you can lost the view of the windmill in the valley. If you go to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway you can see the Farm from the top.

Thank UniqueOE_PR

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