Palm Springs Visitor Center

Palm Springs Visitor Center

Palm Springs Visitor Center
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Housed in a landmark mid-century building, formerly a gas station, this is the official visitor center for the City of Palm Springs CA.
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  • GPaCalgary
    Calgary, Canada2,225 contributions
    Great Spot
    Great Spot. We were looking for information on self-guided celebrity house tours and the folks here provided us with very valuable information. We bought a guide for $5 and proceeded to enjoy our day driving around to see the listed homes.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 22 January 2023
  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, Iowa2,394 contributions
    Worth a stop
    Worth a stop. The architecture of this building is mid modern designed by Albert Frey. It is a former gas station. There are books, tshirts, mugs, postcards, and information about the area available in the shop. Good rainy day activity.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 March 2023
  • jacksondc
    Washington DC, District of Columbia408 contributions
    Not impressed - seems to be missing something
    This site, on the north end of Palm Springs, just seems to be missing "life". It could be a great stopping point but isn't particularly welcoming. Saved because of the architecture, there's little info about it and the walls of the thing aren't historic. The city could do a lot more with this site/building.
    Visited November 2023
    Written 13 November 2023
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jacksondc
Washington DC, DC408 contributions
Nov 2023
This site, on the north end of Palm Springs, just seems to be missing "life". It could be a great stopping point but isn't particularly welcoming. Saved because of the architecture, there's little info about it and the walls of the thing aren't historic. The city could do a lot more with this site/building.
Written 13 November 2023
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Michelle Z
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Paul at the Visitor's Center gave us wonderful tips on things to do and places to eat. Everything he suggested was absolutely perfect! Highly recommend a stop at this visitor’s center! Thank you Paul!
Written 30 June 2023
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Jonathan S
New Jersey355 contributions
May 2023
The personnel at the visitor center were personable and took their time to familiarize us with the area and answer questions. We found some great local coffee shops and restaurants that were off the 'tourist trap' roads.
Written 15 May 2023
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Mark H
Salt Spring Island, Canada3 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Walked out from town to get some local insight . Massive waste of time.
Unfriendly staff is unhelpful.
We’ve met some very nice folks in Palm Springs, maybe it’s time for some fresh faces at the centre.
Written 2 May 2023
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,394 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Worth a stop. The architecture of this building is mid modern designed by Albert Frey. It is a former gas station. There are books, tshirts, mugs, postcards, and information about the area available in the shop. Good rainy day activity.
Written 4 March 2023
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Bridget R
San Diego, CA74 contributions
Feb 2023
Completely uninterested in helping or giving guidance. Thought only purpose was to see palm spring t shirts and post cards. Asked what they’d recommend to do in Palm Springs with dogs and the woman said I don’t know, maybe walk downtown? Yeah. Genius idea….thanks for nothing. Grabbed a few brochures and was on my way. Where were the helpful people others noted ?
Written 13 February 2023
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GPaCalgary
Calgary, Canada2,225 contributions
Jan 2023
Great Spot.
We were looking for information on self-guided celebrity house tours and the folks here provided us with very valuable information. We bought a guide for $5 and proceeded to enjoy our day driving around to see the listed homes.
Written 22 January 2023
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Marta O
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We visited 3 times, first to get general info and a local map. Subsequent visits were for specific questions. Folks were very helpful.
Written 22 October 2022
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Krr1975
Sevierville, TN963 contributions
Aug 2022
Enjoyed our stop at this retro and historic building. I felt like Palm Springs was a step back in time to the 60's or 70's. Helpful information here. Restrooms onsite. Gift shop inside too. Good quick stop.
Written 26 September 2022
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Frank Sories
San Francisco, CA243 contributions
Mar 2022
The location of this building is great, right at the entrance to Palm Springs and at the turnoff for the aerial tramway. The architecture is striking, and both the interior and exterior are well-maintained. The gift shop has some interesting items, and the free brochures/map are helpful. The map of important mid-century modern buildings costs $5.00, but I didn't mind paying because seeing these homes and other structures was the primary purpose of my visit to Palm Springs. I would recommend at least a short visit, even if just to appreciate the architecture by Albert Frey.
Written 17 March 2022
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