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Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

February 22, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm |


The Palm Desert Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour is returning to Modernism Week! A very special “open air” tour has been designed to highlight the unique midcentury architecture in the city of Palm Desert. This enlightening and entertaining tour features treasured homes, newly recognized architectural gems and historic sites.The tour will provide an overview of the exteriors of Palm Desert’s finest architecture from a vantage point not often experienced, the upper deck of a modern double decker bus. Tour highlights include the renowned College of the Desert campus with buildings by Wernecke, Clark, Frey, Williams and Williams, Wexler, Frey and Chambers; homes by Krisel, Burns, White, Frey, and Outcault to name a few; as well as the only remaining structure by Rudolph Schindler in the Coachella Valley. Discover the beauty and expansive views that inspired Midcentury Modern development in Palm Desert.

The duration of the bus tour is 3 hours.


February 22, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Additional Information

All ages
Things to Know
Please arrive at the bus check-in desk at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time or risk the possibility of your seat being sold to stand-by passengers. All seats are on the upper deck and exposed to the elements. Hats and sunscreen highly recommended. Wheelchair accessibility is on the lower level only. No pets allowed. A comfort stop will be made approximately mid-tour. EXTERIOR VIEWS ONLY
Special Parking Instructions
This tour departs from the PALM DESERT location of the PS Art Museum, The Galen at 72567 Highway 111, PALM DESERT, California, 92260. PALM DESERT is 14 miles east of Palm Springs. Please allow 30-45 minutes travel time. Free parking at the museum.
Photography Credits
David A. Lee


Modernism Week


The PALM DESERT location of PS Art Museum, The Galen
72567 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States
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