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PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUMPalm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-778-6262
The Palm Springs Air Museum is the legendary home to some of the greatest flying fighting machines of WWII. At any given time you will find a Hellcat, Wildcat, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 Mitchell and the most majestic bomber of them all...a B-17 Flying Fortress. Robert Pond's collection is truly amazing and on every other Saturday the roaring sound of those mighty engines are heard throughout Palm Springs as one of them revs up for a dramatic fly-over ... more

Cabot's Pueblo MuseumCabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum
East Desert View Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA
760-329-7610
A top attraction in the Palm Springs area, Cabot's Pueblo Museum is a Hopi inspired Pueblo that is a unique treasure to the Coachella Valley, located in the heart of Desert Hot Springs. Featuring a Native American art gallery and authentic trading post, Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum is a Hopi-styled structure painstakingly crafted over a 20-year period. Open Tuesday - Sunday 9-4, admission: $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, military and children 6-12, children under $6 are free.
Children's Discovery Museum of the DesertChildren's Discovery Museum of the Desert
71-701 Gerald Ford Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-0602 Fax: (760) 321-1605
A Hands-On Museum with over 50 exhibits for children to manipulate, explore, and discover such as "Dig It" our archaeological dig where children can dig for actual Cahuilla Indian artifact replicas. Our campus boasts an Outdoor Amphitheater, the Dinah Shore Center for Performing Arts, a Covered Picnic Area, Community Gardens, and a beautifully landscaped campus. We offer many great programs including Camps, Field Trips, Toddler Programs, Birthday Parties and More!
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. January through April: Everyday – Sunday through Saturday: 10 AM- 5 PM. Closed Mondays - May through December and Select Holidays. Admission is $8 per person ages 2 and up. Membership is $25 per person annual.
Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center
82-616 Miles Ave.
Indio, CA
Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center760-342-6651
Features the handiwork and artistry of those native to the Coachella Valley.
Season begins September 21, 2013. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays from 1pm-4pm. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday open for schools and special private group tours. Docent program, classes, gift shop. $1, seniors, children 50 cents.

The Coachella Valley History Museum is a historical campus which contains the 1926 adobe Smiley-Tyler House - housing our main exhibits - the historic 1909 Indio Schoolhouse and the world's only Date Museum. Other highlights include our Desert Submarine, a Blacksmith's shop, pioneer farming implements and the archives for the Historical Society. Also, the spacious grounds hold a variety of gardens which include a Memorial Date Garden, Japanese Garden, the Geissler Rose Garden, the Jardin del Desierto (Desert Garden) and our Liberty Tree - the oldest Cork Tree in the Coachella Valley.

Jude E. Poynter Golf MuseumJude E. Poynter Golf Museum
Fred Waring Drive & San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA
760-341-2491
Dedicated to the Coachella Valley's most popular sport.
Open daily 8am - 8pm or by request at driving range. Admission is free.
Victor J. LoBue Institute of Golf, College of the Desert.

General George Patton Memorial Museum
General George Patton Memorial Museum760- 227-3483
Dedicated to the life of the famous commander of the US 3rd Army who miraculously rescued the Americans trapped at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. The General George Patton Memorial Museum does proud justice to one of the greatest military leaders in American history.
Open daily. Hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week
Suggested Donation for Admission is:
• Adults $5.00 • Seniors 62 and up $4.50 • Children 7-12 $1.00 (must be accompanied by an adult) • Children 6 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult) • Active Military, American Legion, and VFW are free (Must show membership cards), Auxiliary not included
30 miles east of Indio / take I-10 to Chiriaco exit.

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-4800
Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley's ONLY art museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum features contemporary & Western art, culture, art classes and workshops for children and adults, the Annenberg Theater, basketry by the indigenous Cahuilla Indians, a Contemporary Glass Center, and regularly changing art exhibitions... more

The Palm Springs Historical Society
The Palm Springs Historical Society221 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-8297
Museum Hours Wednesday - 10am to 4pm • Thursday - 10am to 4pm • Friday - 10am to 4pm • Saturday - 10am to 4pm • Sunday - 12noon to 3pm. Admission is free to the museum. Your generous donations are welcome.
Built in 1885, The McCallum Adobe was the first pioneer home built in Palm Springs. Nine years later, Welwood Murray (Palm Springs' first hotel owner) created Miss Cornelia White's quaint "Little House" out of railroad ties. It is also the home of Palm Springs' first telephone. Both are open to the public from October thru May... more

Twentynine Palms Historical MuseumTwentynine Palms Historical Museum
6136 Adobe Road
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Archaeological artifacts from the early Sarrano/Morongo tribes are displayed alongside those of the first pioneering settlers.
The Twentynine Palms Historical Society was founded by nine individuals on April 26, 1982. Today, it continues its original purpose of preserving and interpreting the historical heritage of the Twentynine Palms area through a variety of educational activities including field trips, lectures, and a quarterly newsletter. The Society’s mission is to collect, preserve and display information, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the culture and history of Twentynine Palms and the greater Morongo Basin. Its purpose is to educate and to make research materials available to the public.
Village Green Heritage CenterVillage Green Heritage Center
In the heart of Palm Springs
221-223 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California
775) 329-7469
During the 50th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Palm Springs (April 1988), 4000 engraved bricks were used to build the walkways leading into the Village Heritage Center. The Center is dedicated to those hardy pioneers who first settled the area. The museums in the center are:
McCallum Adobe
Built in 1885, the home of the Palm Springs Historical Society is also the first pioneer home built in Palm Springs. Containing the personal memorabilia of Pearl McCallum McManus, the McCallum Adobe provides a fascinating portal into the frontier days of Palm Springs. Open Wednesday & Sunday noon - 3pm, Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Closed end of May to mid-October, 50 cents.
760-323-8297

Miss Cornelia White's House
Alongside Palm Springs first telephone, Miss White's bibles are still here in this famous abode built in 1894 of railroad ties. Open Wed. & Sun. Noon - 3pm, Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Closed end of May to mid-October 50 cents.
760-323-8297.

Ruddy's General Store MuseumRuddy's General Store Museum
Featuring 6,000 UNUSED items, Ruddy's General Store seems as if it was transported from the sidewalk of the Yellow Brick Road. In fact, if you had seen the premier of the Wizard of Oz in 1939 you would have found yourself buying your dry goods that day in a store EXACTLY like this. Open October - June Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm, July - September Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission 50 cents. 760-327-2156 ... more

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Information Center

Features artifacts, jewelry, music and photographs of the indigenous Cahuilla Indians. You should make it a point to poke your head in and pay your respects. After all, these guys were here first...
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday noon - 3pm. Free.
760-323-0151
Memorials
THE DESERT HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
The Desert Holocaust Memorial
Located at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park
San Pablo and Fred Waring
760-325-7281
Over 6,000,000 innocents perished in the Holocaust and The Desert Holocaust Memorial is a devastating reminder of that horrible episode in history that happened only a little more than 50 years ago. Located within Civic Center Park in Palm Desert, The Desert Holocaust Memorial features seven towering bronze figures surrounded by cobblestone and lighting influenced by that at the Auschwitz Extermination Camp. ... more
Performing Arts
ANNENBERG THEATER
Annenberg Theater

101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.4490
Located inside the Palm Springs Art Museum,
the Annenberg Theater boasts state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Here you will find the finest in ballet, opera and classical music. ... more
MCCALLUM THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
McCallum Theater For The Performing Arts
73-000 Fred Warring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-340-2787
Located inside the Bob Hope Cultural Theater, the McCallum Theater for the Performing Arts is rivaled only by the Annenberg Theater as the Coachella Valley's premier concert hall for everything from symphonies to musicals.... more
The Palm Canyon Theatre
538 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Reservations: 760-323-5123 (9am - 5pm)
The Only Professional Theatre in the Coachella Valley!
The Plaza Theater
128 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-0225
The Plaza Theater is home to the world-famous Palm Springs Follies!
Gardens & Preserves
Aerie Art Garden
71-255 Aerie Dr.
Palm Desert, CA
760-568-6366
Showcasing the beauty of the desert in a garden setting, the Aerie Art Garden is toured by appointment only from
September to May.
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
PO Box 780
Morongo Valley, CA 92256
760-363-7190
Shades of Jurassic Park! Located directly off of State Highway 62, the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is over six miles long featuring 3,900 acres of virgin territory dating back two billion years!
Coachella Valley Preserve
PO Box 188
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
760.343.1234
In the center of this 13,000 acre preserve you will find the Coachella Valley's own version of the Garden of Eden:
the Thousand Palms Oasis.
Indian Canyon - Cahuilla Indians
760.323.6018
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Indian Canyon and its surrounding Palm and Andreas Canyons feature the most palm trees of any canyon in the world. And yes...there are mountain lions in those distant hills!... more
MOORTEN BOTANICAL GARDENSMoorten Botanical Gardens
1701 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.327.6555
Located at the southern end of Palm Canyon Drive, the Moorten Botanical Gardens and Cactarium is a favorite Palm Springs attraction and the enduring legacy of Patricia and Chester "Cactus Slim" Moorten. The Moorten Botanical Gardens now boasts 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other desert plants, grouped by geographic regions: Arizona, Baja California, California, Colorado, the Mojave desert, the Sonora desert, South Africa, arid South America, and Texas. Outdoor collections include agaves, bombax, crested Cereus, cardon and boojum trees, arborescent "candelabra" Euphorbia, a two-story Pachypodium, thorned Caesalpinia and Bursera, and some dozen aloes of southern Africa and Madagascar.... more
Seaview Ranch Date Gardens
84-510 Johnson Street
Thermal, CA 92274
760-397-2200
Seaview Ranch proudly features both the Deglet Noor and the Medjool varieties. The Coachella Valley literally saved the Medjool date from extinction and at the Seaview Ranch Date Gardens you'll be able to sample to your heart's content.
Shields Date Gardens
80-225 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
760-347-0996
Shield's features everything from dates to dried fruits with a cornucopia of nuts and fruit flavored wines in between. Make sure you sample one of their delicious date shakes
Parks
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
(760) 767-5311
With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest desert state park in the contiguous United States. 500 miles of dirt roads, two huge wilderness areas and 110 miles of riding and hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the Colorado Desert. The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Visitors may also have the chance to see roadrunners, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as desert iguanas, chuckwallas and four species of rattlesnake. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is located on the eastern side of San Diego County, with portions extending east into Imperial County and north into Riverside County. It is about a two-hour drive from from Palm Springs. Highway S2 enters the park from the south off of Interstate 8.
Cathedral City Parks & Leisure Services
68-727 Highway 111
Cathedral City, CA 92234
760-770-0380
Coachella Valley Recreation & Park District
45-871 Clinton Street
Indio, CA 92201
760-347-3484
Joshua Tree National Monument
Twentynine Palms
760-367-7511
O.K...forget Sedona (it's too commercialized now anyway). You want spiritual? You want eternity? This is the place to escape to and wonder what it all means. The Joshua Tree National Monument is the unique result of two great deserts, the low Colorado and the high Mojave, coming together to create a geological and floral fantasy land that is unsurpassed.

THE LIVING DESERT
The Living Desert
47-900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA
760-346-5694
When they named this 1,200-acre interpretive center the Living Desert they weren't kidding. Mountain lions, wolves, javelina, bobcats, golden eagles, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, leopards and much more abound here
in a natural setting nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains reminding one that the early Indians and pioneers were never alone.
Open daily 9am - 5pm, last admission 4:00pm. General admission $11.95; Senior $10.50; Children 3-12 $7.50. Summer hours, June 16 to August 31, Open 8am to 1:30pm. Summer prices: Adult $8.75; Children 3-12 $4.75. Admission is free to members. Group rates. Free parking. Take Hwy. 111 east to Palm Desert, right on Portola Avenue.... more
Palm Springs Dog Park
222 Civic Drive North (behind City Hall)
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-8362
The Palm Springs Puppy Paradise? The Coachella Valley Canine Corner?
Call it what you will, it's a beautiful place to spend the day with man's oldest friend... more

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