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“Go early”

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
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US$19.95*
and up
Palm Springs General Admission to The Living...
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We decided to visit the Living Desert on this trip. Thankfully we decided to go early. Purchased tickets for the shuttle and toured the whole place before deciding what to see close up. We enjoyed the animal hospital and butterfly garden. On the way out we stopped to see the art in the administration building...very nice collection. We only stayed about two hours because of the heat. My husband commented that he wanted to return in the future.

Thank ADolores
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We were recommended to visit here by our Airbnb host. The Zoo and Gardens was much bigger than we expected. I would recommend going earlier in the day to see more of the park and animals as it gets very hot later with limited shade in some place. The model train lay out was great.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

While vacationing in Palm Springs in February, we visited the Living Desert. It was a wonderful facility with a marvelous collection of creatures presented in zones that were built to replicate the home areas from where they came, The many display areas were located on winding roads so visitors could walk the grounds or ride on shuttles to visit sites. The facility had modern rest facilities and refreshment venues. We much enjoyed the entire site

Thank jackpin41
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

As a resident grandmother, this is a place I visit often with my granddaughters, they love the new Australian birds with a terriffic interactive feature! They just had their first sighting of the baby giraffe, so tall at two weeks old. Drink lots of water while visiting, The show is an ever changing up close view of animals, and the girls always learn something new! A real desert jewel.
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

this is for any age. but don't go when it is hot. see many creatures in their natural habitat,with several surprises from the African continent, as well.

Thank Sandy670
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