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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...more
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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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a fantastic long weekend in Palm Springs that was filled with one great experience after another. Kurt's tour was the final fixture in our itinerary -- and it was also the very best. The tour itself was comfortable, well paced and informative, and...More

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PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for such an effusive recommendation! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Mod Squad tour of our mid century architecture. I look forward to showing you around again on a different tour next time you're in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a 2 hour Interior/Exterior tour with Palm Springs Mod Squad. This tour was a big reason for our trip to Palm Springs. We met our tour guide, Kurt, on time at the pre-arranged location and began the tour, assuming that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Earlier this week we took the Essential Palm Springs Tour. Kurt is an excellent guide - extremely knowledgeable and passionate about architecture and Palm Springs. The van was comfortable with cold water provided. He provided great tips on places to go in the area (museums,...More

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

Melanie, It worked out well that there was a last minute cancellation so your husband and daughter could be included on the tour. I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed the tour and your time in Palm Springs. I look forward to showing you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning with Kurt and were not disappointed. It was like a crash course on Mid Century Modernism with actual houses as the props. If you want to learn about and see the inside of some amazing Mid Century houses, this is the...More

Thank TKsTravel
PSmodsquad, Owner at Palm Springs Mod Squad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was wonderful showing you the amazing mid century architecture of Palm Springs. We are fortunate to have such a wealth of it. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time. All my best, Kurt

Reviewed 24 July 2018

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 24 July 2018

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

Reviewed 23 July 2018

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 24 July 2018

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

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

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
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

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

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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27 February 2018|
Response from JoseF98 | Reviewed this property |
You can book everything on line at their website.
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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