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Palm Springs: Self-Driving Windmill Tour

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Palm Springs: Self-Driving Windmill Tour

From US$ 29.50 per person

Take a curated, self-driving windmill tour with an app and audio instructions from the comfort of your own vehicle. Explore the evolution of wind turbines on a private wind farm.

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Duration 1 hour
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Limited to 2 participants


  • Explore the evolution of wind turbines
  • Learn how wind turbines generate energy
  • Expand your knowledge about renewable wind energy
Full description

The Palm Springs windmill self-driving tour is an interactive, educational, and fun tour for friends and family. This tour will guide you along with an audio program provided through an app with clearly marked destinations throughout the first commercial wind farm in Southern California. After check-in at the Tour Center, you will see a 15-minute video before your self-driving tour. There are exhibits inside the Tour Center on wind energy. You will then be given a map and directed to where to start your tour.

You will then take a journey through 10 marked stops, starting with a display yard of non-operating wind turbines. Learn about the successes and failures and visit a real generating wind turbine, where you can get up close and take pictures. Continue to a solar farm and end the tour with a stop at the old gas plant.

  • Self-guided curated tour on downloaded APP or tablet
  • Map
  • Wind Energy Exhibits and Video in Tour Headquarters
  • Restrooms

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Meeting point

62950 20th Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA Check-in: Please stop in the Tour Center to check-in for the tour. We also have restrooms, an orientation video, new exhibits, complimentary maps of the tour route, a great gift shop, trained staff to answer your questions, and air conditioning or heating for your convenience.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place rain or shine. However, the tour may be canceled in case of extreme weather.
  • You will drive your own vehicle with a maximum of 8 people per reservation.
  • Please download Palm Springs Windmill Tours APP from your mobile device in your APP store prior to check-in. You will be given a map at the tour center when you check-in.
  • Check in inside the Tour Center at 62950 20th Avenue, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Dogs are welcomed if leashed and well-behaved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 19 reviews

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April 1, 2023

A bit promotional for wind energy. But informative of how it developed over the years.

March 17, 2023

Loved it! Super interesting and beautiful!

February 26, 2023

Product ID: 391665