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“Wear your sneakers...lots to see and too good to miss anything!”

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
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$19.95*
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
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$169.00*
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Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles
Ranked #1 of 58 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.
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very well funded zoo! Exhibits are amazing.. you can get face to face with so many animals. Loved the African exhibits and village area in particular. We enjoyed the program at 2pm featuring desert creatures! The vet hospital was a fun tour too. We are from the midwest so we dont really know desert plant life and everything was so pretty and well labeled and explained. Wish we had the grandkids with us! Would definitely do this again.

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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.

Thank Fred Z
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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!

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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.

Thank Edwin B
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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

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