Palm Springs Off The Beaten Path

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    The Cork’n Bottle Building Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    The Cork’n Bottle Building
    Built 1935-36

    A rare example of a Depression Era Art Modern style building in Palm Springs. The double and triple bands of horizontal streamline moldings, flat unembellished blocky wall surfaces, and symmetrical façade are characteristics of the Art Modern Style.

    Originally Simpson’s Radio & Frigidaire Company, the Cork’n Bottle occupied the building since 1950.

    Designed Class 1 Historic Site #31 by Palm Springs City Council on May 1, 1996

    344 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca. 92262

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    General Telephone Building Historical Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This structure was built c. 1934 by the California Water & Telephone Company as a business office and switching center. It was purchased by General Telephone in 1967 and continued as a switching center until 1984. The structure is constructed of poured in place concrete highlighted by a Spanish Eclectic façade.

    HSPB-26. This plaque sponsored by the McCallum Desert Foundation.

    365 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, Ca.

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    Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker

    by Yaqui Written May 10, 2009

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    A tribute to the Arm Forces American Palms Springs Air Museum,
    California Garden Club,
    National Garden Club, Inc.

    Located in front of the Palms Springs Air Museum
    745 North Gene Autry Trail

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    Best kept secret in the Palm Springs Valley

    by icunme Written Jan 20, 2006

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    DESERT HOT SPRINGS is a 20 minute ride from downtown Palm Canyon Drive in Central Palm Springs - a direct drive North on Indian Ave is really easy - Indian Avenue runs parallel to Palm Canyon Drive. Here you will find the natural hot springs that give the city its name - the Cabot Indian Pueblo Museum which is the most quaint "museum" you'll ever see - the hidaway of Al Capone, Two Bunch Palms - and nestled in the northern mountains, Mission Lakes Country Club (visitors welcomed), where you will see the most spectacular panoramic view of the entire Palm Springs/Coachella Valley. Add to this, the fact that this is the best dollar value for golf, restaurants, and accommodations - especially if you find a condo in Mission Lakes. Venture to North Palm Springs - a delightful and rewarding surprise!

    Snow-capped mountain view from Desert Hot Springs Pool at Mission Lakes Golf course at Mission Lakes Club nestled in the Northern Mountains
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    Living Museum of California Indian Culture

    by Odinnthor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I am often asked if there was anything to see on the road from Phoenix to Los Angeles. There is the Joshua Tree Nat'l Park, and in addition, there is always Palm Springs. They have the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, on Canyon road. But a better one is "The Living Mueum of California Indian Culture" in Cabazon, between Banning and Palm Springs. This is great museum of the local tribes, and is presented as "living history". My daughter was fascinated by it, when she visited around the age of 12. Worth a visit. The aside from the regular museum, there are "scenes" from early tribal life set up in a fascinating display, that conveys the life and lifestyle of the early California desert tribes. It is well worth a visit.

    Address:
    Cabazon on I 10 between Banning and Palm Springs
    Directions:
    The museum is right off the north site of the I 10 between Banning and Palm Springs.

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    It's our Fault - the San Andreas

    by JimTammy Written Mar 1, 2005

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    We recently drove out to the Coachella Valley Preserve. We knew the San Andreas Fault was here in our backyard, but this naturally beautiful setting really took us by surprise. It's Amazing! The San Andreas Fault is the one that people think will break off and drop California into the Pacific ocean. Water bubbles up from the ground and creates a true oasis in the desert. A trip here is so relaxing and beautiful it couldn't be dangerous.
    Plus a cabin made from palm trees, history of the area, and info about native plants animals and even fish.
    A nice place to hike and picnic.

    Entry Sign At the pond, great picnic spot A true oasis in the desert Palm tree cabin Hiking over the San Andreas Faulr
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    Spend Time in Rancho Mirage

    by marinarena Written Apr 2, 2008

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    Rancho Mirage is like a baby of Palm Springs. RM is smaller yet still grand like prominent PS , with dozen of golf country clubs and luxurious accomodations often frequented of US prez past and present. President Gerald Ford, who passed away in 2007, lived his final years here. His widow's legacy, Betty Ford Center, is located at the Eisenhower(Us prez) Medical Center. RM is in Riverside county and is one of the Coachella Valley 9 (cities).

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    Rancho Mirage town center area

    Rancho Mirage, CA Rancho Mirage, CA
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    Hadley's

    by malianrob Updated Jul 23, 2008

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    "Hadley Fruit Orchards was founded by Paul and Peggy Hadley in 1931 in Banning, California. Their neighbors were the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. According to members of the Morongo tribe, Paul Hadley often provided tribal members with fruit and dates."
    I took the kids to Hadleys for the first time in 2008, I had been here before many years ago. The main attractions here are the famous Date shakes and trailmix. I really like the date shakes but the kids didnt. This storehas that old time feel to it. Its a grocery story, and fast food place thats fun to stop at if you are hungry and want something different.
    Many people that areging up to the San Jaciento Mountains to do some hiking like to come to Hadleysto get sme healthy snacks.
    Theres a little bit of history here and somedelicious snakcs.

    The store is located off the 10 Interstate, 16 miles west of Palm Springs.

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    Coachella Valley music festival

    by bruingirl Updated Jun 17, 2003

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    This is a HUGE 2-day music festival that takes place on the polo fields in Indio, a 30 minute drive from Palm Springs. It usually happens during the last weekend in April so look for it then. Local music stations like 106.7 KROQ will promote from about a month before so you can get information about it then. It draws thousands of people from all over the place who like to listen to great music and chill. The weather is great, the music is amazing, and the people are chill....what more could you ask for??? You'll see bands and DJs like Beastie Boys, Weezer, White Stripes, Underworld, Chemical Brothers, Moby, Jack Johnson, Jane's Addiction, Coldplay, etc, etc....the list goes on and on! Please check my travelogue for more pictures! :)

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    A must see, the 'Palm Springs...

    by priscillaqod Written Sep 8, 2002

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    A must see, the 'Palm Springs Follies'a vaudeville show that is spectacular. The Follies has recaputred the magic of old PS, the cast is made up of 50 and older citizens. It is truly amazing show. I used to sell tickets for this show, and it is incredible.

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    Morongo Casino Resort and Spa

    by malianrob Updated Jul 23, 2008

    49500 Seminole Dr. • Cabazon, CA 92230 • 800-252-4499 Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is located just off I-10 in Cabazon, approximately 20 minutes west of Palm Springs.
    This palce is owned by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. It is hard to miss this place because it is huge and you can see it from the 10 freeway.
    Another interesting thing about coming here is that you can gamble at 18 years of age rather than the usual 21yrs. Not just for gambling but also to see the shows.

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    The Cabazon Outlets and Desert Hills Outlets

    by malianrob Written Jul 23, 2008

    One of Southern California’s premier shopping destinations, the Desert Hills Premium Outlets has more than 130 of the top designers and name-brand outlets, including Coach and Gucci. Right next to it, the Cabazon Outlets has another dozen of your favorites.

    This is a great place to shop and get good deals. There are somany stores here with top name brands and cheaper prices. Remember that during the holidays this place is CRAZY!
    One thing I didnt know was that there areactually twoamin Outlets here. I thought it was just one big Outlet.

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    San Jacinto Witch

    by clray Written Feb 21, 2008

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    If the light is right, you can see the witch of the mountains. Check out local folklore about the witch!

    I caught this picture early one morning as I headed out of town on Taquitz McCallum.

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    Joshua Tree....the rock...

    by MooreTravels Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Joshua Tree....the rock formations were just awesome. It's amazing what time and nature can form. To give you an idea of the size...the white spot in the middle of the crevice is a rock climber.

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    Route 74

    by mikarov99 Written Oct 9, 2005

    This route is near to palm desert when go you choise this you can view increible views, from the desert to forests.

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