Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage

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#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Greater Palm Springs
Must see · Garden · Art Museum
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  • You need to plan ahead or be very lucky to get house tour tickets (see web site). Seemed to me that perhaps only 42 slots might be available per week! The tour lasts an hour and a half and costs... 
    You need to plan ahead or be very lucky to get house tour tickets (see web site). Seemed to me that perhaps only 42 slots might be available per week! The tour lasts an hour and a half and costs...  more »
  • Absolutely fascinating history and beautiful cactus gardens - well worth a visit. We should have booked a tour of the house in advance, so we only got to see the Visitor Centre and the cactus gardens....  more
    Absolutely fascinating history and beautiful cactus gardens - well worth a visit. We should have booked a tour of the house in advance, so we only got to see the Visitor Centre and the cactus gardens....  more »
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  • Such an amazing garden and well funded and taking care of grounds. The entrance is free for the gardens but if you want to see the house you need to make reservations online a month in advance. There is a small gift shop, a nice cafe. The display of cactus are amazing. There is a short movie that tells the history and the importance of its role in modern US history. Also showcase the Annenbergs involvement with US and foreign politics. There is also a display of the china that has been used while hosting different dignitaries.
  • This place is a great gift to the people that drop by to enjoy what's there. It's not enormous, but big enough to lose yourself in the solitude of the cactus gardens. They have three different garden paths that are separated by the parking area. The main path is accessed directly through the building and what a treat. The other two are more of a nature walk with no real infrastructure. There's even a small art gallery and restaurant too. All of this is very nice and most impressively, free to the public. Parking is limited, which I believe is to keep the visitors to a manageable level. It's not for everyone though. If you're looking for activities or if you have little ones with lots of energy, a cactus garden might not make the most sense even if it's free..

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