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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.

$45 (2.5 hrs)

Category: @Palm Springs, Tour (Exterior), Neighborhood Walking Tour, Outdoors

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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 1st Modernist hotel (1923), the nation's 1st multi-use shopping center in a Spanish Colonial Revival design (1936), and impressive Midcentury Modern structures. The glamor 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. 


Things to Know

Please plan to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. for your tour.
Tour duration: 2.5 hours.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
This tour will view EXTERIORS ONLY led by a docent.
Free parking behind The McCallum Adobe.
Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring water.
Please no pets; service dogs welcome.
All tour duration times are approximate.
There are no bathroom facilities on this tour.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Historical Society.

Event Check-in Location

Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs Historical Society The McCallum Adobe
221 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs CA, 92262
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Photo Credits: 
Welwood Murray Memorial Library. © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved., La Plaza Theatre. © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved. Oasis Hotel, photo by Stephen H. Willard. © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved.


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