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Palm Springs Attractions

Activities abound in Palm Springs and just a short drive from Palm Mountain Resort & Spa. Our favorites include the Desert Museum, Wet & Wild Water Park, Indian Canyons, and, of course, the breathtaking Aerial Tramway.

Day trips to Idyllwild, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Temecula Wineries are always a favorite. The Palm Mountain Resort is conveniently close to all, with bus transportation and taxi service stopping near The Resort.

Walk through history in the three air-conditioned hangars of the Palm Springs Air Museum. Talk to veterans and visit the 27 flyable WWII airplanes, including a P47, Spitfire, and B25 (all used in the movie Pearl Harbor), as well as B17 "Flying Fortress" and a static restored SBD Trainer plane rescued from 50 years at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Twenty vintage automobiles (including a 1948 Tucker and a 1928 copper-trimmed Rickenbacker) gleam next to the Combat Photography, Flying Tigers, and Women in WWII displays.

A diorama showing Pearl Harbor before the attack is positioned next to a $1,000,000 exhibit of five handcrafted metal models of navy vessels. Watch a free video in the Buddy Rogers Theater and then test your flying skills on the combat computer flight simulators.

750 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262. 
Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (June 1 - Sept 30, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Admission: Adults $8, Seniors & Military with ID $6.5, Children 6 - 12 $3.50, Children under 6 free
Phone: 760-778-6262


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One of the world's most spectacular aerial rides, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway features the world's largest revolving tramcars. Mountain Station, at 8,516 feet, features a restaurant, cocktail lounge and gift shop, and Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness offers 54 miles of hiking trails, cross-country ski equipment and snow tubing. You can receive overnight camping rentals with permit. 

Tramway Drive, Chino Canyon off Hwy. 111 (North)
Open 10 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. weekends and holidays
Cars depart at least every half hour 
Phone: 760-325-1449


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Founded in 1938, the museum's permanent art collection features 19th, 20th, and 21st century works focusing on artwork styles such as contemporary California, classic western American, Native American, Pre-Columbian, Mexican, European modern, glass studio, American mid-twentieth century architecture, and American photography.

101 Museum Drive 
Open Tuesday – Sunday except major holidays
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Community Day first Friday of the month with free admission to all 
Phone: 760-325-7186
Recorded info: 760-325-0189

Free entry on Thursdays 4pm-8pm


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Call Desert Adventures for all your Palm Springs jeep tour, hiking, biking, team building, party planning, and corporate event needs. Desert Adventures offers jeep tours of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, and the San Andreas Fault.

Phone: 760-324-5337 
Toll Free: 888-440-5337


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Balloons Above is taking you to new highs flying over Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley in their hot air balloons. Greet the sun or bid it farewell while floating effortlessly in one of their colorful balloons. Breathtaking vistas, world-famous Palm Springs golf courses, exotic orchards, polo fields, and snowcapped mountains are just a few of the unbelievable sights you will experience.

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  • Alamo
    760-778-6271
    800-327-9633
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    760-778-6300
    800-331-1212
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    760-325-2294
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    760-778-1960
    800-221-1203
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    760-325-7333
    800-800-4000
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    760-327-1438
    800-227-7368
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    760-778-0054
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    800-325-8007
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    800-THRIFTY
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    760-778-5100
    800-654-3131

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