Greater Palm Springs attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Greater Palm Springs

Sunnylands

One of America’s ‘first families’ of the 20th century, industrialist/diplomat/philanthropist couple Walter (1908–2002) and Leonore (1918–2009) Annenberg entertained seven US presidents, royalty, Hollywood celebritie…
Top Choice Cable Car in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

This rotating cable car climbs nearly 6000ft vertically and covers five different vegetation zones, from the Sonoran desert floor to pine-scented Mt San Jacinto State Park, in 10 minutes during its 2.5-mile journey.…
Top Choice Zoo in Greater Palm Springs

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

This amazing animal park showcases desert plants and animals alongside exhibits on regional geology and Native American culture. Highlights include a walk-through wildlife hospital and an African-themed village with…
Top Choice Museum in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Art Museum

Art fans should not miss this museum and its changing exhibitions drawn from a stellar collection of international modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and glass art. The permanent collection inc…
Public Art in Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain is a mighty strange sight indeed: a 100ft-high hill of hand-mixed adobe and straw slathered in paint and decorated with flowers, waterfalls, birds and religious messages. This work of Leonard Knig…
Landmark in Greater Palm Springs

World's Biggest Dinosaurs

Driving along the I-10, about 20 miles west of Palm Springs, you may do a double take when glimpsing 'Dinny the Dinosaur' and 'Mr Rex' on the north side of the freeway. Claude K Bell, a sculptor for Knott's Berry Fa…
Notable Building in Greater Palm Springs

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway

Elvis and Priscilla Presley had stayed at the iconic 1960 Alexander Estate in 1966 and liked it so much that Elvis carried his new bride over the threshold to begin their honeymoon on May 1, 1967. Nicknamed the 'Hou…
Museum in Greater Palm Springs

Palm Springs Air Museum

Adjacent to the airport, this museum has an exceptional collection of WWII aircraft and flight memorabilia, a movie theater and occasional flight demonstrations. You can even climb inside functioning Boeing B17 Flyi…
Gardens in Greater Palm Springs

Moorten Botanical Gardens

Chester ‘Cactus Slim’ Moorten, one of the original Keystone Cops, and his wife Patricia channeled their passion for plants into this compact garden founded in 1938. Today, a stroll through this enchanting symphony o…
Museum in Salton Sea

International Banana Museum

Go bananas at this endearing and bizarre collection of over 19,000 banana-related artefacts, from candles to cookie jars, hats to hangers. Dress in a banana suit for the ultimate photo-op. Also sells shakes, ice cre…