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Palm Springs: Self-Driving Windmill Tour

4.7 / 5

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Palm Springs: Self-Driving Windmill Tour

From US$ 49 per group up to 2

Take a curated, self-driving windmill tour 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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English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 with clearly marked destinations throughout the first commercial wind farm in Southern California. 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.

Includes
  • Self-guided curated tour on downloaded APP or tablet
  • Map
  • Wind Energy Video in Tour Headquarters
  • Restrooms
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

62950 20th Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA Check-in: In order to practice safe social distancing, please remain in your car while a tour guide checks you in at the wind farm’s tour headquarters. A blue barrel will be marked with a check-in sign, located on the west side of the tour headquarters. Please do not park. Please arrive at your scheduled time as tours are booked 15 minutes apart to allow for social distancing.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license

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
  • You will be provided with a sanitized tablet with a pre-loaded audio tour along with a map
  • Dogs are welcomed if leashed and well-behaved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

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If you’re interested (as I was) about history, engineering and the mechanics of wind power this is a nice tour. It is very basic, but informative. However, in my opinion the price is too high. At $50 I believe it is overpriced by $20 to $30.

April 7, 2022

Very interesting tour and well worth it!

March 21, 2022

They introduce you to the area first in the office with a short video. Then you download the numbered stations on your phone. You hear about each station by pressing the number on your phone. It was a very interesting tour.

March 7, 2022

Product ID: 391665