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Palm Springs Living Desert Zoo & Gardens/ Feed the Giraffes and Ride a Camel!
1. Palm Springs Living Desert Zoo & Gardens/ Feed the Giraffes and Ride a Camel!
The Living Desert is a zoo and botanical gardens that feature local desert plants along with wildlife from all over the world. Visitors can choose tram lines or hiking trails to view ecosystems from the Australian Outback, the Americas, and Africa. Over 450 animals live in the park. Visitors can learn about conservation as well as how animals adapt to their natural environments.
Palm Springs Living Desert Zoo & Gardens/ Feed the Giraffes and Ride a Camel!
1. Palm Springs Living Desert Zoo & Gardens/ Feed the Giraffes and Ride a Camel!
The Living Desert is a zoo and botanical gardens that feature local desert plants along with wildlife from all over the world. Visitors can choose tram lines or hiking trails to view ecosystems from the Australian Outback, the Americas, and Africa. Over 450 animals live in the park. Visitors can learn about conservation as well as how animals adapt to their natural environments.
2. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
This is the world’s biggest rotating tram car. It will take you on a ten minute, two and a half mile ride by the awe inspiring cliffs of Chino Canyon to Mt. San Jacinto State Park. When you get to the 8,516 foot destination of the tramway, there’s a museum of natural history, a gift shop, two theaters, observation desks, two restaurants, and miles and miles of hiking trails.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
2. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
This is the world’s biggest rotating tram car. It will take you on a ten minute, two and a half mile ride by the awe inspiring cliffs of Chino Canyon to Mt. San Jacinto State Park. When you get to the 8,516 foot destination of the tramway, there’s a museum of natural history, a gift shop, two theaters, observation desks, two restaurants, and miles and miles of hiking trails.
Joshua Tree National Park
3. Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is where the Mojave and the Colorado desert systems meet, giving visitors to the 794 thousand acre park an opportunity to see how a difference in elevation can effect a an ecosystem. While you’re there, check out the yucca brevifolia, the whimsical-looking plants the park is named after.
Joshua Tree National Park
3. Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is where the Mojave and the Colorado desert systems meet, giving visitors to the 794 thousand acre park an opportunity to see how a difference in elevation can effect a an ecosystem. While you’re there, check out the yucca brevifolia, the whimsical-looking plants the park is named after.
4. Palm Springs Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
Looking for an indoor learning activity to do with the kid in Palm Springs? The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert has exhibits to capture the curiosity of the youngest toddlers. Hands-on learning activities include a rope maze, an animation station, a rock climbing challenge, art experiences, a pretend pizza parlor, and a grocery store.
Palm Springs Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
Palm Springs Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
4. Palm Springs Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
Looking for an indoor learning activity to do with the kid in Palm Springs? The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert has exhibits to capture the curiosity of the youngest toddlers. Hands-on learning activities include a rope maze, an animation station, a rock climbing challenge, art experiences, a pretend pizza parlor, and a grocery store.
Cabazon Dinosaurs
5. Cabazon Dinosaurs
Got any budding paleontologists in your family? They won’t want to miss this opportunity to view this exhibit of over 50 true-to-life dinosaurs. This attraction also features panning for fossils, a dinosaur dig, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex that was made for climbing. Movie fans will recognize it from the films “The Wizard” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.”
Cabazon Dinosaurs
5. Cabazon Dinosaurs
Got any budding paleontologists in your family? They won’t want to miss this opportunity to view this exhibit of over 50 true-to-life dinosaurs. This attraction also features panning for fossils, a dinosaur dig, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex that was made for climbing. Movie fans will recognize it from the films “The Wizard” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.”
6. Wet N' Wild Palm Springs (Tidal Wave Tower)
Need a place to cool off? Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to race down a seven story water slide, ride on a lazy river, or experience an enormous wave pool, you will find a way to get wet here. Prefer dry land? Spend some time in a lounge chair enjoying some snacks.
Wet N' Wild Palm Springs (Tidal Wave Tower)
Wet N' Wild Palm Springs (Tidal Wave Tower)
6. Wet N' Wild Palm Springs (Tidal Wave Tower)
Need a place to cool off? Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs has something for everyone. Whether you are looking to race down a seven story water slide, ride on a lazy river, or experience an enormous wave pool, you will find a way to get wet here. Prefer dry land? Spend some time in a lounge chair enjoying some snacks.
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