Heart of the City


$40.00 per person



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

Tour Time: Departs 9:30 am

Note: During the hot summer we do private tours for any tour. They can be arranged with our Tour Coordinator: To book a tour text or call 760.844.2242

The Museums are closed in the summer months from Apr-Oct. Our regular season will resume in October.

Please read the Know Before You Go so you can be prepared for your tour.

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