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Address: Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: 760-325-1391
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Cool temperatures in heat of day

Excellent views, pleasant outlook. Area itself needs refurbishment or a really good clean as dust and fluff everywhere

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Excellent views, pleasant outlook. Area itself needs refurbishment or a really good clean as dust and fluff everywhere

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

What a view of the entire valley especially in the afternoon with the sun behind you.take the tram up the hill .

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We took the cable car up the mountain and enjoyed the view as it spun around. At the top they had a restaurant and bar. It seemed a little pricey, so I did not partake of the food and drink. Walking outside on some trails was actually fun and I enjoyed the fresh air.

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Hartlepool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A really not to be missed experience. Travel up through the mountains on the Aerial Tramway to the Mountain Station. This a great place from which to view the surrounding area or to walk the mountain trails.

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The day we chose to take the tram happened to be one with a full on wind advisory and COLD temperatures. While our kids braved a hike, our grandkids rushed back to stay with us. The movie was a little dated for them and reminded us of the documentaries we saw in school back in the '50's, but the animal... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This was the BEST thing we did in Palm Springs. It is breathtaking - in a good way! You can see the whole valley below. My recommendation is that it would be the PERFECT place to propose marriage to your special someone.

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Thank 896jeannes
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Stunning views of valley and mountains. Nice walking path. Sledding available in winter. 2 movies about San Jacinto Mountains and building the tram and replacing it with the new tram very interesting. Busy restaurant area with indoors and outdoor seating or you can bring your own food.

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Palm Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

At the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tram you are at 8516 feet above sea level, and as you exit the tram car you are at Mountain Station. The aerial tramway is the world's largest rotating tram car making one complete rotation as it climbs from the base station in Palm Springs at 2643' taking approximately 10 minutes to... More 

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Big Bear Lake, California
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Palm Springs Aerial Tram is one of the highlights of Palm Springs. Built in 1963 and designed by a famous Palm Springs Architect. You will travel thru several climate zones to get to the top. The temperature will be 30 degrees cooler from the bottom to the top….so make sure you wear the correct clothes. There is a restaurant,... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The temperature in the tram parking lot was 120F. We caught the tram and it was a comfortable 73F at the top. There are over 50 miles of trails at the top ranging from easy to steep. We took a moderate 5 mile loop. The return stretch, from the ranger station to the tram, is steep - we had to... More 

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