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Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour

February 19, 2017 |


Tour Times: 8:30 AM , 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Modernism Week’s signature tour! The Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour provides guests with a 2.5 hour overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods, including the midcentury “leisure lifestyle” communities in South Palm Springs. Lead by knowledgeable guides, this open-air experience offers unique, exterior perspectives of Desert Spanish and Midcentury Modern architecture, two predominant styles found in Palm Springs. From the oldest existing structure in Palm Springs, the McCallum Adobe, and the expansive grounds of the exclusive Villa Paradiso Estate, to Albert Frey’s 800 square foot “Frey House II” perched on the mountainside, tourgoers will gain a better understanding of the historical richness and architectural diversity found in this desert oasis.

Tour highlights include exterior views of William Krisel’s House of Tomorrow, Richard Neutra’s architectural masterpiece, the Kaufmann Desert House, Donald Wexler & Rick Harrison’s Steel Development Houses and E. Stewart Williams’s legendary “Twin Palms” estate, the former residence of Frank Sinatra. Other architecturally significant buildings on the tour will include Palm Springs City Hall, Saint Theresa Parish, and the iconic Tramway Gas Station, now the Palm Springs Visitors Center. Discover why Palm Springs is synonymous with Desert Modernism!


February 19, 2017
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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 are 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
Free parking is available on the street or at the covered parking structure on the corner of W. Baristo Road/S. Indian Canyon Drive.
Photography Credits
D. Keens A. Keens A. Keens
Tour Times
Tour Times: 8:30 AM , 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM
Number of Times
8 Tour Times


Modernism Week


350 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States