Things to Do in Palm Springs

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Things to Do in Palm Springs Ca (California)

Palm Springs Air Museum
The Palm Springs Air Museum houses one of the nation’s largest collections of World War II flying aircraft. These planes are displayed in modern, well-lighted, air-conditioned and clean hangars. Our Buddy Rodgers Theater shows daily documentaries related to aviation in the military with an emphasis on World War II. In addition to planes and historic artifacts, the museum is host to a library of 6,300 volumes primarily related to aviation and American military history. https://palmspringsairmuseum.org

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
Cabot Yerxa, one of the original homesteaders in 1913 and recognized as discovering the Desert Hot Springs groundwater, began construction on his Hopi-inspired pueblo in 1941. Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, a Riverside County Point of Historic Interest, and the Pueblo Gallery Art Exhibitions are open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. In 1977, sculptor Peter Toth carved “Waokiye,” a 43-foot-tall Indian monument from a 750-year-old Sequoia tree that was struck by lightning and donated to the Museum by the Department of Forestry. https://www.cabotsmuseum.org

Palm Springs Art Museum
The Art Museum currently has 28 galleries, five art storage vaults, two sculpture gardens, four classrooms/resource centers, a 90-seat lecture hall, the 433-seat Annenberg Theater, a Museum Store, and a Café in an architecturally significant building designed by architect E. Stewart Williams at the base of Mount San Jacinto. Located in downtown Palm Springs on Museum Drive at Tahquitz Canyon Way, just west of North Palm Canyon Drive. https://www.psmuseum.org

The Living Desert
The Living Desert was established in March 1970 as a 360-acre wilderness preserve. Today it is one of the most unique institutions in the country and stands out as the only American zoo and garden dedicated solely to interpreting and conserving the deserts of the world and is the only zoological and botanical park specializing in just one entire ecosystem. 47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert. https://www.livingdesert.org

Joshua Tree National Park
A half-hour drive takes you to this 870-square-mile nature and wildlife sanctuary, home to Joshua Tree forests, rugged mountains and Indian caves. At Salton View (elevation 5,185 feet) the view encompasses the Salton Sea, the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountains, and Signal Mountain in Mexico. The park is home to great hiking, mountain climbing and nature walks. Take Route 62 through Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley to reach the Joshua Tree entrance in the city of Joshua Tree. https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

Hiking Trails
Desert Hot Springs and the surrounding cities are home to dozens of hiking trails from easy strolls along babbling brooks to challenging ascents up steep inclines. No matter what difficulty, you are always rewarded with beautiful views and desert habitat. Please contact the visitor center at 760-329-7610 for more information, brochures and trail maps.

Public Golf Courses in Palm Springs

Caliente Springs Golf Course
70200 Dillon Road
760-660-8400
https://www.calientesprings.com/golf

Desert Crest Country Club
“Executive” 9 Holes
69-400 S. Country Club Drive
760-329-8711
http://www.desertcrest.net

Desert Dunes Country Club
“Championship” 18 holes
19-300 Palm Drive N.
760-251-5366
https://www.desertdunesgc.com

Mission Lakes Country Club
“Championship” 18 Holes
8484 Clubhouse Boulevard
760-329-8061
https://www.missionlakescountryclub.com

Sands R.V. Country Club
“Executive” 9 Holes, Pro Shop
16-400 Bubbling Wells Road
760-251-1173
https://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/west/california/the-sands-rv-golf-resort/