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“A Genuine Desert Oasis”

Coachella Valley Preserve
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$149.00*
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Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour
Ranked #6 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Formed by a system of sand dunes, this 20,000-acre sanctuary is home to several species of rare wildlife and a number of palm oases.
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We have heard of them in movies and lore, and now I have finally seen one in real life. The Coachella Valley Preserve is a genuine natural desert oasis with a natural grove of palm trees in a natural spring with salt grass, ash bushes and dye plants. Free admission and free parking.

Thank coreychambers
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wonderful, free, volunteer based natural preserve. Hiking for all levels of experience, including the beginner, level 1, McCallum Trail. Much to see and learn on the self guided tour. Be sure to stop in the Visitor Centre to check out the many artifacts and specimens and pick up your free trail map. This is one place you will want to leave a donation.

Thank KingstonBWB
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We visited twice here this year and enjoyed it both times. Well worth the short drive from Palm Springs to see the oases and hike in the desert.

Thank JaneA
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, this is one of the best attractions in the area. A true oasis in the middle of the desert. Just like the ones you use to read about. The size of the palm trees are enormous and like nothing you have ever seen. Excellent scenery for picture taking.

The volunteers appear to be very hard working and deeply care about the preserve--as it is in very good condition. All this with only one "paid" employee...

Thank WorldTravelerOR
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We've been spending part of the winter in the Palm Springs area for a few years and have hiked almost all the trails South of I-10 (except Joshua Tree park).

We spent a delightful morning here and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the multitude of palm trees.

It's only a short drive from anywhere in the desert cities and is not to be missed.

There is a voluntary $ 5.00 entry fee (peanuts).

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