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The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies features the music and dance of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s with a cast old enough to have lived it. Celebrated guest stars and international vaudeville acts join the Follies’ world-renowned line of Long-Legged Lovelies and Follies Gentlemen, who range in age from 55 to 85. Season runs late October through mid-May with matinee and evening performances.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hiking Trails

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.

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.

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