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Check out the 'Greenest Museum in America', Cabot's Pueblo Museum, Desert Hot Springs, CA! Cabot's Pueblo is one of the most fantastic structures in Southern California. Cabot Yerxa started building the Old Indian Pueblo in 1941 from recycled lumber. Telephone poles and railroad ties were used. Bent, rusty nails were saved and used again. Odd shaped glass pieces were used to construct windows. Cabot worked more than 20 years on the building.
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Palm Springs Celebrity Homes Tour, California
Palm Springs, California 92262
Tel: 760 770 2700
Check out how the other half lives on this witty tour past the homes of Bob Hope, Goldie Hawn, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Elvis, and Dean Martin. Tours range from one hour ($30) to two and a half hours ($35).
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, California
Palm Springs, California 92264
Tel: 760 325 1391
This ten-minute cable-car ride takes you 8,800 feet up Mt. San Jacinto (the next 2,000 feet to the top are under your own steam). The ascent goes from sandy desert to alpine snowfields, with a 30-degree temperature drop. Stay for dinner at the fine-dining Peaks restaurant or casual Pines Café. Adults $22, tram only; $35 for the ride and dinner at Pines Café.
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Guided Tours, California
Tel: 760 416 7044
Five miles south of downtown are four palm-studded canyons, stewarded by the Agua Caliente Indians and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Most popular are the 15-mile-long Palm Canyon (end of S. Palm Canyon Drive) and the sacred Tahquitz Canyon (500 W. Mesquite, just west of Palm Canyon Drive) with its 60-foot waterfall, rock art, and ancient irrigation systems. Both locations have free hiking maps and rangers available for guide tours at the canyon entrances ($8 for adults; an extra $3 per person to have a ranger show you the way).