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PS Architecture Tours

Palm Springs, CA, USA
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About PS Architecture Tours
Experience Palm Springs' world-famous collection of mid-century modern architecture on a personally guided tour with Trevor O'Donnell, one of the area's most knowledgeable guides. Palm Springs is a living museum with hundreds of homes and buildings designed by some of the 20th century's finest architects. Join Trevor for a fascinating exploration of the city's magnificent collection. Learn about a remarkable group of architects, builders and celebrity clients, and listen to the back stories that add life, humor, intrigue and awe to Palm Springs' extraordinary concentration of modernist buildings.
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LillianLM wrote a review Feb 2020
Bethesda, MD68 contributions69 helpful votes
Trevor is the consummate tour guide -- his vast knowledge of the history of Palm Springs and its architectural development, coupled with his approachable and easy manner, made this 2.5 hour tour fly by. You can sense his enthusiasm, no matter how many times he's conducted this tour. You should book ahead (I booked 2 months ahead and one of the dates I requested was already sold out, as the tour is limited to 5 people). Trevor is extremely responsive, both in scheduling emails and in person. It was a great morning!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hal G wrote a review Feb 2020
Gilbert, Arizona96 contributions7 helpful votes
Our tour of Palm Springs modernist architecture was comprehensive (nearly 3 hours), knowledgeable, and entertaining. There were 4 in our group (Trevor has limit of 5). Accordingly, Trevor can answer all questions. We never felt rushed. While we only saw the building and house exteriors, Trevor had a 12” iPad loaded with photos of the glorious interiors. We truly felt that we had a custom and intimate tour of Palm Springs architecture. MONEY WELL SPENT!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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vatraveller40 wrote a review Feb 2020
Alexandria, VA3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I loved Trevor's tour! Through a set of coincidences, we ended up with a semi-private tour over a recent holiday weekend, and it could not have been better. He took the time to ask our travel and architecture experiences and interests at the beginning of the tour, and then related many of the Palm Springs locations back to what we'd told him. Trevor's insider knowledge of PS and his clear expertise and passion for mid-century architecture and architects was top-notch. It was a highlight of our trip - definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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RAC1 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Very impressed with Trevor's knowledge and skillful ability to share....tour is a fantastic lesson in Palm Spring's rich Architectural heritage. Great small group size (5) and tour length. As a hard to impress Architect who's toured the world's architecture for over 30 years, I couldn't recommend more highly.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Michelle A wrote a review Feb 2020
Brooklyn, New York8 contributions6 helpful votes
Trevor gives great tours or modern architecture in Palm Springs. Over the course of 2.5-ish hours, Trevor drives you around in his minivan and shows over 20 great modern architectural sites: Vista Las Palmas, the Elvis Honeymoon House, the Downtown Business District, Twin Palms, Frank Sinatra’s House, and many more. As a new visitor to Palm Springs, I also appreciated that the tour helped to orient me with respect to the layout of the town. I really enjoyed this tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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