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Windmill Farm

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Address: 20th Ave. north of I-10, Palm Springs, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-251-1997

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I was impressed by their knowledge of the history of the windmills in the area. I learned many things on this tour and I suggest if you have a few hours this is a must see item... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sparks, Nevada
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Fort Wayne, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't miss seeing them if you do any driving. Unreal how many there are. We actually pulled over to take a photo.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove by the windmill farm on my way to Idyllwild. It was pretty interesting to see. Knowing now that there are tours of the farm. I'd certainly consider doing it next time I'm in the area.

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was impressed by their knowledge of the history of the windmills in the area. I learned many things on this tour and I suggest if you have a few hours this is a must see item. They bring you on property and you get to be under the windmills. You will learn about the different styles and problems with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I can remember this windmill system from 30 years ago and it's still here with bigger generators and modern bladed systems. Great site.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have seen this everytime I drive through the area and never stop being totally fascinated by the sheer amount and size of windmills but going to the farm to learn about them is really interesting and something both adults and older kids would enjoy. Did you know the front pointing out of one is the size of a school... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is an interesting thing to see, one of three major wind farms in California, but there's no reason to make a special trip. If you plan to head through the I-10 pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and Mt San Jacinto, you can't miss it. There are over 3000 windmills (producing over 500MW) and you can get quite close... More 

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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Mind blowing scale of wind energy farm which has to be seen to be appreciated. Worth a drive by / through visit but just a shame there appeared to be no visitor centre to turn it into what could be a tourist attraction which promotes better understanding of the whole industry plus the build history of this magnificent place

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

When you come over the hill into Palm Srings/ Palm Desert area you see nothing but wind mills. It is fantastic how they are all perfectly lines up. It is always puzzling why some are turning away while others are at a stand still. It is an amazing sight when you 1st see it, but it also detracts from the... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I first drove by this in the mid-90's (when I saw several movies that used this as a movie location), and then again recently -- it is much more built-up now than before .... and a great reminder of what is possible when trying to harness nature to produce power.

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Although not spectacular, it is educational. Well, I should say... it is different. For someone who has never seen wind mills before this is a unique experience. However, I think it messes up the nature's beauty. But, hey, we need energy, don't we?.... If you drive by, it's worth the driving. But if you wanted to come for far away,... More 

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