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Palm Springs Mod Squad

1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Entrance of the Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1617
+1 760-469-9265
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We had a great time under the auspices of Kurt...his enthusiasm for PS is infectious and the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
orgia
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Sydney
Modernism and a Melvyn's Martini at the foot of the Mountains

Kurt Cyr is well educated about his hometown of Palm Springs and is eager to share all he has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GladDallasGal
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Dallas, Texas
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The essential architectural and design tour of Palm Springs. In 90 minutes, see what makes the city the mecca for mid-century modern architecture. The tour includes residential and commercial architecture by William Cody, Albert Frey, Hugh Kaptur, Wiliam Krisel, Donald Wexler and E. Stewart Williams. Local designer and modernist, Kurt Cyr, personally leads each tour with a maximum of five guests.
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1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Entrance of the Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1617
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time under the auspices of Kurt...his enthusiasm for PS is infectious and the tour is underpinned by his wealth of knowledge....just great

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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I was great showing you Palm Springs! There is so much here to be enthusiastic about - especially if you appreciate mid century modern architecture. I love sharing my city with my modernistas. All my best, Kurt

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kurt Cyr is well educated about his hometown of Palm Springs and is eager to share all he has learned about the history, culture and dynamics of the desert oasis created and developed by the Hollywood stars of days gone by. The stories Kurt tells...More

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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful showing you the Martini-side of Palm Springs. There is so much history and rollicking good times that have - and still happen here in our fair city. It was my pleasure sharing a bit of that with you and your friends. All...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Do this tour asap! So great to get such a detailed take on the architecture & backstories of whimsical Palm Springs and all its design wonder! Kurt was an absolute delight and I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. And who would not want...More

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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Natasha, I was wonderful meeting you and Allan and sharing the Rat Pack side of Palm Springs with you two. It is always a pleasure to meet creative thinkers and spend time discussing design and history. I look forward to seeing you again when you're...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Very informative and interesting overview Of Palm Springs architecture. Got to see all of the homes I was interested in seeing (namely Frank Sinatra’s first home in PS, and the Kaufmann House) but saw and learned so much more! Kurt, the guide, was very knowledgeable...More

Thank Mia B
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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Mia, I enjoyed meeting you and sharing the mid century architecture of Palm Springs. The city is filled with amazing architecture. We provide tours all year long - even in the summer when the heat gets going - we just turn up the AC! I...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

One of the joys of travelling is getting to know the community you are visiting. During our recent visit to Palm Springs we did just that with the help of the Mod Squad Architectural Tour! Kurt, the tour guide, takes you to a variety of...More

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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

TravelingMac60, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your tour of Palm Springs. It was my pleasure to share my Palm Springs with you and show you a side of the city that can only really be discovered when shown by a local. I hope to show...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

My family of 5, including 3 teenagers, took the interiors tour and had the best time. Kurt did a great job of educating all of us about the architecture and other cool things about Palm Springs (he even knew the answers to some palm tree...More

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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

It was my pleasure to show you and your family Palm Springs. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and I had the answers to your palm tree questions! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the city and I look forward to...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We took the 90-minute Essential Palm Springs Tour. Kurt was our tour guide and provided great artistic and architectural background information as he drove us around to view various buildings--public, private, homes, commercial buildings. He also kept us entertained with some celebrity gossip and local...More

Thank MaryFromOly
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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Mary, I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour. It was my pleasure showing you Palm Springs and explaining its architectural history and a bit of celebrity gossip! I hope to see you again when you are next in Palm Springs on one of Palm Springs...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took the Essential Palm Springs Tour with Kurt and were very glad we did. Kurt is fun, friendly, and passionate about the architecture of Palm Springs. He gave us a great overview of the important architects and the buildings they designed. And, he adds...More

Thank Joan E
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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Joan, It was great showing you around Palm Springs. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. I'm passionate about architecture and design and love sharing the bounty that Palm Springs has to offer. I look forward to showing you more on your next trip to Palm...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This tour combines architecture details and Hollywood gossip. Nice drive around the city with short stops. Very pleasant.

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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your tour. I enjoy showing enthusiastic Modernistas - like yourself - the iconic architecture of our city. All my best, Kurt

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Wanted to do something fun for a friend’s birthday. Kurt our tour guide was amazing, friendly, and so knowledgeable. The tour picks you up at the Saguaro Hotel. 5 people in a comfortable van. Kurt, a long time resident of Palm Springs and design guru...More

Thank Jose F
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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Jose, It was so much fun showing your birthday group around Palm Springs. I love our amazing mid century architecture and find it a privilege to share it with others. I am so happy that you enjoyed seeing it. All my best, Kurt

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Charlie92629
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Response from Jose F | Reviewed this property |
You can book everything on line at their website.
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thuhaduong
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Response from PSmodsquad | Property representative |
If you would like an architectural tour of the city, I provide that. My company is Palm Springs Mod Squad. You can book directly online at psmodsquad com There are Sunline city buses, but they are not sightseeing tours as... More
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