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“Great Views and exciting ride”

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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$25.95*
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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$169.00*
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Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles
Ranked #1 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
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Owner description: Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is a must see while in the Palm Springs area. The tram ride is very exciting, the bottom of the tram goes around 360 degrees so you get to see the whole view. I believe it's a 15 minute ride up and you go around 3 times. The little bit of bouncing around you do every time it comes to a holding pole (not sure what you call it) the car moves around a little bit and someone always makes screaming noises. Normally it is more then just one person, too funny. If in the summer time it is very hot at the bottom of the tram but once you get to the top it is much cooler. We went in the beginning of January and there was snow at the top so take something to put on so you won't be too cold. They have eating places up there or better yet take your own picnic lunch they have benches you can sit at. They have a very nice sitting down restaurant but it isn't cheap. Beautiful views, on a clear day, and lots of hiking trails, bring lots of water if you plan on hiking around or buy it. You are very high up and the air is very thin.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

I remember the tram when it was basically a metal box and oh boy, what a terrifying ride that was to the top of the mountain! The newer, revolving tram is great, gives you a 360 degree view as you climb the mountain side. Hiking at the top is great or just sitting and taking in the incredible views high above the desert floor. Visited the restaurant once, not impressed.

Thank TLS5775
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Quite an experience, well worth it. We went in Jan 2013.It was 70F at the bottom and -7F at the top.
Lots of trails one can walk on and easy to use as many are concrete with stairs, so all ages can use them. Wonderful view of the Palm Springs valley. You can eat in a dinning room or snack in a smaller area. Have a glass of wine and relax. The car is one of a kind because the floor turns as you move upwards, so all can see the 180 degree views Very well done.Remeber you are going to be quite a ways up so take a jacket and good shoes to walk the paths.There is a short movie on the history if you wish to view while you are at the top. Reasonable prices and well organized.

Thank RonnieFH
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We spent 6 days in Palm Springs, were pretty tired at the beginning, and planned on soaking at the pool for most of our time. But then the information started coming in, and every swimmer in the pool recommended that we should go up in that Tramway. We did, and never regretted. Though the ride is not cheap (over $40 for 2 people), it is well worth it. The main reason being that it is a technical wonder, and quite unique, not only is it mooving up, but the car is also spinning around. It gives you an unparalelled opportunity to view the shimmering skies, the mountains and the desert. The view from the top observation deck is beyond beautiful.The gift shops are also very nice, and the kids will have a "field day" Please, wear very warm clothes, the temperature on top of the mountain will be at least 20 degrees less..

3  Thank Marina A
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This Aerial tram experience was wonderful. Beautiful scenery, amazing engineering went into this huge project. The only down fall was, there were passengers who were talking and laughing loudly while the recording was playing so could not heard that. The tram attendant needs to make everyone aware to be quiet and be considerate of others who are interested in heard what the commentator had to say. Other than that, it was great.

2  Thank Farmquilter
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