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“Great ride, awesome view”

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Ranked #1 of 119 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
Maumee, Ohio
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great ride, awesome view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Floor of the car moves in a full circle twice as you ascend to the top of the mountain (seemingly going to hit the mountain at some points). Recorded information is interesting, getting on and off is efficient. Restaurant at the top overlooks the canyon, has good food with large portions, and is pricey. Many hiking trails move out from the building; not necessary to eat at the top.

Visited May 2013
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a fun experience. The cost is kind of high and it's a slow wait but the view is gorgeous. Restaureant at the top of the tram is not especially great but there is something about a meal and a beer on top of the mountain that makes it seem better.

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Queen Creek, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fin Times in Palm Springs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I'm not a hiker. However, my guy and I went on the tram ride which was fun followed by a small hike down and then up the mountain back. I wore the wrong shoes for a hike but enjoyed it none the less. fun times

Visited June 2012
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visalia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Top of the mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

fantastic ride to the top on the tramway which slowly revolves so you can get all the views by standing in one spot

Visited April 2013
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NJ
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“Hiking for the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Tramway in Palm springs is a fun attraction. You have to do if you are visiting Los Angeles or San Diego. The tram is circular and rotates 360 degrees while you ascend or descend. There is a cafeteria and shops at the top and beautiful views of the surrounding. Great views of the valley, wonderful hike for the family. Be sure to take plenty of water. Be prepared for it to be cold. After of before the trip stop by at a local health food place which makes excellent wraps etc.

Visited July 2012
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