The world’s largest rotating tramcar. The tram extends over 2.5 miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Once at the Mountain Station with an elevation of 8,516 feet, guests can enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, a natural history museum, two documentary theaters, a gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails.
An outdoor sculpture park of giant pink robots and post-apocalyptic Christmas scenes. Robolights is the largest residential light display in the country created by artist Kenny Irwin in 1986.
Salvation Mountain is lone dreamer Leonard Knight’s tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: “God Is Love.” The mountain is covered with not only biblical and religious scripture such as the Lord’s Prayer, John 3:16, and the Sinner’s Prayer, but also includes flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and many other fascinating and colorful objects. It is made entirely of local adobe clay and paint and is truly unique from its Sea of Galilee at the bottom, to the big red heart in the middle, to the cross at the very top. Come and feel the “love.”
Formerly the Enco gas station, the structure is a prime example of the modernist Architecture popular in the area.
The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, in downtown Palm Springs is the hub of the museum’s exploration of architecture and design, and houses related exhibitions and educational and community programs, as well as research space and a storage area for the museum’s growing architecture and design collections and archives.
The 13,000 square-foot glass and steel building is elevated above street level, and the glass pavilion features floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the cityscape and the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains. The main level features gallery space, includes offices, and a store located in and around the bank vault, which retains its original door. The lower level includes a study center with meeting space, archive and collection spaces, archivist office, and a library.
A desert botanical garden and zoo. Observe an incredible array of over 1,400 species of cacti, yucca, and other desert plants that grow in California’s Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, as well as other deserts around the world. Animals you’ll see include African meerkats, desert foxes, giraffes and more.
The Integratron is a structure designed by Ufologist and Contactee George Van Tassel who claimed that the structure is based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions from extraterrestrials. This one-of-a-kind 38-foot high, 55-foot diameter, all wood dome was designed to be an electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel.
It is built on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces that amplify the earth’s magnetic field. The Integratron is open to the public for Soundbaths – a sonic healing experience.
One of the most iconic roadside attractions in the country, featuring 50 lifelike dinosaurs, a dinosaur dig, fossil panning, and access to climb inside Mr. Rex all the way up to his mouth! The famous Cabazon Dinosaurs have been featured in cult classics such as Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure and The Wizard. A gift shop offers dinosaur-themed souvenirs.