If you are looking for a slightly more adult form of entertainment; try the Agua Caliente Casino. Like most casinos it has gambling, concerts and shows, and good food. The casino also has a nice motel/resort.
The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert has a variety of multidiscipline exhibits designed to stimulate and educate young minds. Many of the exhibits are "hands-on". Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $8.
They have almost the exact Cancer Survivor Park in Bakersfield. If you are wondering why, 22 such parks in the nation that sponsored these sculptures to help combat Cancer and to help those who are fighting for their lives to survive. We all have known someone in our life time who has battled it, to either survive or die. This lovely tribute is located next to Rancho City Hall. It is called the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park.
This park is adorned with an interesting pyramid kiosk, tiled benches, beautiful tranquil ponds and a hillside waterfall. Also, some wonderful sculptures that are designed to give hope to those with cancer.
(Restrooms available on weekdays in City Hall which is adjacent to the park.)
For more information:
R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.
4435 Main Street, Suite 500
Kansas City, Mo 64111
Along the walkways are lined with beautiful desert fauna and glorious bronze sculptures that have been dedicated by various sponsors to families members who passed away. Just behind the library is this huge field of green grass. I am sure the children just love running through this area.
This is the The Mirada Fountain-Entry to The Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. To see this beautiful fountain, park over in the City Hall area. Just be careful because it is next to a steep road that is the exit and entrance to residence and the hotel up the road.
The have free entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. The have a calendar of events on the web site below. So if your visiting this is a very lovely place to relax, enjoy the beautiful water and free entertainment.
The lovely bronze statue is located near the Rancho Mirage Public Library, the plaques reads: George Montgomery "Rider of the Purple Sage", Sculpture started by Actor/Artist/Collector George Montgomery before his Death December 12, 2000. Completed 2003 by Artist Gary Schildt & Gateway to Bronze Foundry. The George Montgomery Foundation of the Arts.
Located in front of the Rancho Mirage Public Library. This wonderful bust was dedicated April 19, 2001. President Gerald R. Ford served in Congress for twenty-five years, including eight years as the Minority Leader. A veteran, President Ford served honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In 1974, he became the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 -1977 and leading our country during a tumultuous time in its history, when Americans were faced with distrust in the government, economic uncertainty and the Vietnam War.
Sculpted by Lewis L. Miller Jr.
This beautiful structure caught my eye as we ventures along Hwy 111 in Rancho Mirage. The architecture is stunning and the walkways are lined with beautiful desert fauna and glorious bronze sculptures that have been dedicated to families members who passed away by various sponsors. Just behind the library is this huge field of green grass. I am sure the children just love running through this area. The library offers venue talks by renowned authors, musical performances by internationally acclaimed musicians, lectures by regional artists and exhibitions by nationally recognized artists and illustrators.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Sometimes I like to seek out the city halls of communities. They are often very historical or their Architecture is stunning. This building caught my eye and plus it provided some very safe parking to visit the Big Horn Trail, Cancer Memorial and the stunning Ritz Carlton fountain/falls. At night it is very lovely some very selective lighting features.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The trail is Difficulty to moderate, it does have some steep areas that is less than 1/4 mile in length with several switchbacks. At the top awaits a picnic shelter and an incredible panoramic view.
The River is a beautiful shopping, restaurant, and premier development in Rancho Mirage. It consists of, 30 acres of beautiful waterfront and located along Bob Hope Drive and Hwy 111. The River is really decorated beautifully. Lots of beautiful fauna and fountains frame the whole shopping area. Many of the posh restaurants line along the river creating some really wonderful patio dinning experiences. Amenities here include, Borders Books and Music, sample wine & gourmet olive oil at the Tulip Hill Winery, view and purchase art at the Water's Edge, enjoy a movie at the 3,114-stadium seat Century Theatres Multiplex, shop at Loran Loran, or listen to various musicians that is Free in The River's outdoor amphitheater.
Dine in one of the many restaurants such as Yard House, Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs China Bistro, Flemings Prime Steakhouse, Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewery, Piero's Acqua Pazza, Maki Maki California/Japanese cuisine and Baja Fresh.
If coffee is in order then there is a Starbuck's or Seattle’s Best coffee places or if you desire just dessert, indulge in Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Oh, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is another wonderful place to quench the sweet tooth.