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Heart of the City

Pioneers to Playground of the Stars
Explore the dynamic past and vibrant present of this world-famous desert getaway while strolling the Walk of Stars. Learn how Hollywood stars, part of our local scene, made Palm Springs their playground.

Hear tales of illustrious forward-thinking women who created a premier resort destination out of the barren desert. On this path, a veritable Museum of Architectural styles. See our oldest adobe building (1884), our first Modernist hotel (1923), the nation's first multi-use shopping center in a Spanish Colonial Revival design (1936), and impressive Midcentury Modern structures. The glamour of yesteryear continues today in our new upscale development called "The Block". Outdoor art abounds with paintings, art installations, and sculptures, including the stunning 26 ft. tall "Forever Marilyn", still causing a stir as a beguiling symbol of our celebrity history.

Neighborhood: Downtown
Spring-Summer Schedule: Tours during this time are available by scheduling with our Tour Coordinator Steven. You choose the date and time that works best for you and we arrange a private tour.

BOOK A TOUR: EMAIL Tour Coordinator Steven or Tel 760.844.2242 to arrange your private tour.

Regular scheduled tours resume Oct 21, 2022.

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Starting Location: Palm Springs Historical Society - McCallum Adobe
221 S Palm Canyon Drive

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