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Palm Springs Windmill Tours

The only tour on a private windfarm!

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Palm Springs Windmill Tours

The only tour on a private windfarm!

From $55

Our Guided Golf Cart tours will transport you on an open-air electric golf cart on a private wind farm back in time 40 years ago to the present. The tour will encompass the successes and failures exhibited by inventors and engineers at the beginning of the “Wind Rush” in the 80’s to the modern sleek designs we see today. Click below to learn more and arrange your own Guided tour today. The tours are one hour and 15 min include a video at the tour center prior to the tour.

Inquire about our "Step-on" Tour Guides for your Group, School Tour or Event!

From $59.00

It’s like having a tour guide in your car. This tour begins at the Tour Center with exhibits and a video orientation. We then send you on your way through our private wind farm with ten marked stops. You will need your own vehicle for this tour. RVs and coaches over 28 feet are not allowed on the wind farm. Sprinters 28 ft or less are permitted. We provide you with a curated audio App with instructions to download in an email confirmation after booking. We encourage you to get out at each stop and take photos. Our APP is open captioned, fully scripted and ADL Compliant.

Please note: During the high season through the end of March, our tours are available to start at 9:00a and the last tour available to book is 1p (summer hours in July after 7/7 Monday and Tuesday are closed. August we are closed and re-open in September. September schedule will be the same as July ). In season, they will start beginning in October at 9:30a-2p.  If you are running late, please call us to see if we can accommodate you or reschedule. We close the gates on stops 1-6 at 3p which takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Stops 7-10 can be finished off the main property.

Self-Driving Tour Info

Drive your own car on our working wind farm, guided by our app. To learn how it works, click below!

Convertible on self-driving tour

Wind and Weather

Live updates from the wind farm, plus a photo, updated at 5-minute intervals.

Backstories of the Palm Springs Windmills - Just Released!

Palm Springs is internationally known for its architecture, cultural arts, and resort living. Still, the giant wind turbines standing along the north end of the city gather the most attention. Initially established in 1982, the Palm Springs wind farms have become the most iconic feature of the area, greeting motorists and air travelers worldwide as they arrive in the Coachella Valley.

This book tells some of the backstories of the Palm Springs windmills, from the California Wind Rush of the 1980s through the present. It also explains the evolution of the wind industry by exploring the wind turbine designs and discusses the essential aspects to help us understand their function as we appreciate their beauty.

Our Gift Shop Is Open!

The Windmill Tour Gift Shop is open! Pick out your favorite t-shirts, cups, mugs, bags, water bottles, stickers, and more.

The Only Tour in the Valley with a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and 5-Star Yelp rating!

Palm Springs Windmill Tours
5-Stars - Learn How These Giants Work!

This is a must do for anybody who is curious, likes to learn, kids who need to run around, engineer types who get bored with the usual, mixed groups, families, on a tight budget. $49 for a car of up to 5 people. Amazing stuff we’d always wondered about and now a great deal courtesy of Covid cause it’s a self drive after a visit to the displays and video in the mobile office trailer. And amazing photo ops!

– TripAdvisor
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
Beat the heat and take this amazing tour!

Don’t miss this awesome tour! The self-driving tour is impressive and super easy to follow. It’s almost like having a tour guide in your car! Most importantly, we learned so much about energy.

– Jen W. | TripAdvisor
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
Hidden Treasure

What a hidden treasure that's in plain sight! Palm Springs Windmill Tours is information made interesting and meaningful. Our guide, Rich, was superb. No question was unreasonable, all were answered well and he had a personal and professional interest in wind generated power.

– Monty D. | Yelp
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
Five Stars

Wonderfully organized, very informative, and I really like the separation, control and timing self-driving provides me. Five Stars.

– James M. | Yelp
Palm Springs Windmill Tours

Take your time in the visitor center and talk to the people there. They are extremely knowledgeable and fun to talk to. Answered a ton of questions and I left feeling somewhat hopeful that maybe we really will make the transfer to renewable energy. Too late, but better late than never. We downloaded the app for the audio self-driving tour so we were able to go at our own pace. Unexpected gem. Don't miss it.

– Susan M. | Yelp
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
Worth it!

Excellent self guided tour; reception folks were excellent & answered many questions. Great way to help promote green energy.

– Ken P. | TripAdvisor
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
Great alternative family fun!

We really enjoyed our tour today - the staff was super attentive and full of information. Driving tour was easy to follow - some of the stops we got out and explored, others we enjoyed from the car

– Amy G. | TripAdvisor