Palm Springs has a storied history dating back to the 1920s for Hollywood stars. It also played a pivotal role in World War II, as the location where General George S. Patton’s troops were trained prior to the North Africa invasion. Palm Springs is known for numerous golf courses and spas, timeless examples of mid-century modern architecture, hot springs and stylish hotels. Palm Canyon Drive is a booming shopping district with interior design shops, vintage boutiques and eclectic restaurants. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. Its 13-minute ride starts from the floor of the Coachella Valley to near the top of San Jacinto Peak. The air can be as much as 40°F cooler at the top than on the desert floor. The Palm Springs Art Museum, founded in 1938, is a regional art, natural science and performing arts institution, featuring ultramodern art, sculptures, studio art glass and architecture archives. The Moorten Botanical Garden was established as a nursery, and has developed into a lush garden. The historical Palm Springs Air Museum includes three main display hangars, and conducts flight demonstrations and simulations. It contains one of the world’s largest collections of World War II warplanes, many which have been used by motion picture companies on movie sets.
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