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Palm Springs Windmill Tours

Palm Springs, CA, USA
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About Palm Springs Windmill Tours
The Palm Springs Windmill Self-Driving Tours is an interactive, educational and fun tour for friends and family. The tour is curated by Randy Buckmaster, Tour Manager, in which he will guide you along with an audio program and marked destination's throughout the first commercial wind farm in the United States. The tour starts with a display yard of non-operating wind turbines of successes and failures, along with a stop to a real generating wind turbine where you can get up close and take pictures. The tour ends with a stop at the old Enron machines. There you can exit on 19th Avenue to Indian Canyon Road more knowledgeable about renewable energy! The tour takes approximately one hour depending on your pace. We ask that you respect others by not gathering at the marked destinations. Please allow cars ahead of you to finish their exploration before your turn.
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Opt for this Palm Springs windmill tour, and try something a little different from your typical celebrity homes or San Andreas Fault tours you’d usually do in Palm Springs. This self-driving windmill tour allows you to explore the evolution of wind turbines on a private wind farm from the comfort of your own vehicle. The tour allows you to exit at each stop and guides you with a curated video.
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Jon M wrote a review Oct 19
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We loved our windmill tour. David was an awesome host explaining the history of the windmills and the technology. It was great getting the tip to go for the view of the valley at the end of the tour. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you again soon.
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D H wrote a review Oct 19
Huntington Beach, California82 contributions17 helpful votes
Definitely recommend this self drive tour. David was super at explaining how it worked and was so personable and we learned a ton on the tour and from him directly. Excellent Covid activity!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Debbie S wrote a review Oct 15
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The tour was very informative. Loved the additional information on the best place to view the valley afterwards! Was able to get pretty close to some of the turbines for great pictures and sizing. Very awe inspiring! Thanks, David!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Experience788441, Public Relations Manager at Palm Springs Windmill Tours
Responded 1 week ago
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CindyClarkBar wrote a review Oct 11
San Diego, California107 contributions57 helpful votes
We’ve always wanted to learn more about the cool windmills landscaping the edge of Palm Springs. During Covid, this outdoor, self-driving tour is a clever way to see the windmills really up close, learn the 100+-year history of wind energy, and support a local enterprise. Upon entering, we were met by cute Irishman David, who gave us a Kindle loaded with info and we were off, following a short, well-marked educational route. Cost was $40 per car, well worth it for the education on effective renewable energy. This is the future.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Experience788441, Public Relations Manager at Palm Springs Windmill Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for joining us and this great review!
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Patty D wrote a review Oct 9
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David was great at helping us navigate the tour and provided us with additional sites and local fare as well! The windmills were amazing to see so close and have an impressive amount of engineering!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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