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.
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
The only tour on a private windfarm!
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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 9:30a and the last tour available to book is 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.
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.