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“Best tourist ayyraction in Palm Desert”

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
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$19.95*
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
Issaquah
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best tourist ayyraction in Palm Desert”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Great place to see desert plants and animals. They have a large G scale model train set. A wonderful place to take morning hike.

Visited February 2013
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Courtenay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“prepare to walk, need 3 hrs....”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a very nice attraction to visit, it took us 3 hrs to walk the whole area. Tons of cacti, plants, trees. Lots of animals (some were hiding in their dens) Visited the animal hospital, where you can see them operating (behind glass) very clean, animals seemed well taken care of. Great place for kids!

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“great desert themeun show”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

e got there for the Giraffe feeding which was fun. We marveled at the small mountain in the zoo for the big horn sheep because they were always visible. Thy put on a fun show with falcons, hawks and a chervil, a smal spotted cat with long arms. the demonstrations with these animals were very interesting and informative. Sticking with a desert theme was especially interesting to me.

Visited January 2013
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Richmond, VA USA
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“The THING To Do”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Golf, shops, restaurants and casinos are all good here, but the best thing about Palm Desert is this Gem. The Sonoran Desert plays host as you walk between exhibits of plants, animals and nature. Relaxing and educational. DonQ

Visited January 2013
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Grand Terrace, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a surprise in the Desert”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We found a 1/2 price coupon for the Living Desert and visited at the end of September 2012. Spent almost the whole day and would love to visit it again. The displays were excellent it was fun getting some exercise walking the park and never knowing how much there was to see until our first vist.

Visited September 2012
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