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Things to do at Rodeway Inn Palm Springs

We want to be your first and best choice of Knott's Soak City Palm Springs hotels and Moorten Botanical Gardens CA hotels too. Why not make us the place you turn when you need hotels near Palm Springs Convention Center events for business or pleasure? Our goal is to meet your needs no matter what brings you to town. Staying at our hotel puts you close to Palm Springs Air Museum and Indian Canyons as well as Agua Caliente Casino, the Palm Springs Art Museum and so many other attractions in this Sonoran Desert city. Don’t forget the shopping along Palm Canyon Drive too.

Here’s a brief list of our favorite Palm Springs CA Hotel Nearby attractions . . . .

Palm Springs Attractions and things to do.


  • The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies

The "Fabulous Palm Springs Follies" is made up of professional dancers and singers from 49-89 years old! The show runs from November through May and sells out to audiences from all over the world at the Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs.
Phone : 760-327-0225
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  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramways

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway offers magnificent views over the Desert Valley. The revolving tram-cars take you to the Mountain Station, to 8,516 feet in elevation with a cocktail lounge, a Buffet Restaurant, a Fine Dining restaurant, and a gift shop. With a temperature difference of 30 to 40 degrees below the Desert, you will enjoy the 54 miles of great hiking trails in Mt. San Jacinto State Park in the summer and cross country skiing or snow-shoeing in the winter. Rental equipment is available on the top. A permit is required for overnight camping.

Tramway Drive, off North Palm Canyon Drive, 760-325-1449. The Park is open all year. Hours: weekdays, 10 a.m., weekends and holidays, 8 a.m. Tram-cars run every half hour. The last one down the mountain leaves at 9:45 p.m.
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  • Knott’s Soak City

Is the largest and coolest water adventure park in the Desert Valley, featuring 21 waterlogged acres packed with 18 of the most intense water rides imaginable, like the Tidal Wave Tower, the Tower of Terror or the newest multi-person raft ride, the Pacific Spin culminating in a waterfall splash. For those not ready to take on the challenge can hang out at the beach or the Gremmie Lagoon with splash pool and pint-sized water slides or float down the lazy river. So there is something for all ages to enjoy and have fun in the sun. Open March through September, daily. Only 4 miles East of the Rodeway Inn Palm Springs.
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  • Indian Canyons

Palm Canyon is 15 miles long and is among the most beautiful places in the west. It contains natural flora and fauna which are indigenous to the gorges and desert lands of this area. The Andreas Canyon contains over 150 different species of plants and fan palms are also abundant. There is also Murray Canyon, which can be hiked to from Andreas Canyon. There are recreation areas within palm trees at the end of many of the trails. S. Palm Canyon Drive, 5 miles from the center of Palm Springs Phone: 760-325-3400
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  • Indian Canyons
  • Located inside the Agua Caliente Reservation, Tahquitz Canyon is a strikingly beautiful and compact Canyon with a strong spiritual aura. Stroll over little bridges and scenic paths to the breathtaking 60-foot waterfall. It is also home to ancient irrigation systems, an array of different plants, wildlife, and rock art. Phone: 760-416-7044; Location: 500 W. Mesquite, - Just West of Palm Canyon Drive within walking distance from the Rodeway Inn Palm Springs.
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    • Joshua Tree National Park

    The Park offers fantastic scenic beauty to enjoy sunrise and sunset alike and every minute in between with distant vistas all the way to Mexico. Perfect for hiking, biking, climbing, picnicking, camping and stargazing. About 45 min from Palm Springs in the High Desert with slightly lower temperatures you can take your time to marvel at the huge rock formations that seem to just grow out of the ground, the indigenous Joshua trees (cactus), old mines and desert wildlife.

    For more information, please call 760-367-5522
    If you drive through Joshua Tree Park and exit the other end you are only 10 miles from the Salton Sea, California’s largest waterbody, habitat to lots of wildlife. At the South East side off the Lake you can marvel at the bubbling mud volcanoes. And on your way back on East Palm Canyon Drive to the Rodeway Inn Palm Springs you can take a tour at one of the Date Farms on East Palm Canyon Drive in Indio, have a nutritious date shake while watching a movie about the sex life of a date. Coachella Valley is the world’s largest exporter of dates.


    • The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

    The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum represents the culture and history of the Cahuilla Indian Tribe and is a non-profit organization.
    Located in the Village Green Heritage Center, 219 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Museum Admission is Free
    Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday
    12 pm to 4 pm Sunday
    Phone: 760-323-0151
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    • Palm Springs Air Museum

    Take a trip back in time while walking through three air-conditioned hangars. Talk to war veterans from that time and check out any of the 27 WWII planes, which include a Spitfire, B25, P47, and a B17.
    Twenty vintage automobiles (including a 1948 Tucker, 1928 copper-trimmed Rickenbacker) gleam next to the Combat Photography, Flying Tigers and Women in WWII displays. A diorama showing Pearl Harbor before the attack is positioned next to a $1,000,000 exhibit of five handcrafted metal models of navy vessels. Watch a free video in the Buddy Rogers Theater and then test your flying skills on the combat computer flight simulators.
    Located at 750 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    (Summer hours June 1 - September 30, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM).
    Admission: Adults $8, Seniors & Military with ID $6.5
    Children 6 - 12 $3.50, Children under 6 free.
    Phone: 760-778-6262
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    • Palm Springs Desert Museum

    Palm Springs Desert Museum is a nationally accredited art and natural science facility, featuring fine permanent collections and top touring exhibitions, sculpture gardens, Annenberg Theater, Café and gift shop.
    Open Tuesday - Sunday, year round except major holidays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Community Day first Friday of the month with free admission to all.
    101 Museum Dr.
    Phone: 760-325-7186 Recorded info 760-325-0189
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    • Spa Resort Casino Palm Springs.

    Spa Resort Casino is right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Features include healing, natural waters; a complete day spa and fitness center; 1,000 slot machines; table games including blackjack, mini–baccarat, and poker; and five delicious dining choices, including the Noodle Bar and the Steakhouse.
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    • Moorten Botanical Gardens.

    Moorten Botanical Garden is an internationally acclaimed living museum, featuring 3000 varieties of cacti, succulents, and flowers from the Deserts around the world. Across the street from the Rodeway Inn Palm Springs. For more information about the Botanical Gardens, call (760) 327–6555


    • Downtown Palm Springs.

    Downtown Palm Springs is a happening place. A stroll on Palm Canyon Drive with its Walk of Stars, honoring both pioneers and entertainment celebs, offers boutiques galore, galleries, coffeehouses, restaurants and nightclubs. When you turn the corner at Tahquitz Canyon Way, there’s Lucille Ball holding court on her bronze bench. Just down the avenue is the historic Plaza Theatre, the scene of many Jack Benny radio broadcasts in the '40s as well as a Hollywood premiere or two. Today it is the home of The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies. Just across the street Sony Bono boasts his eternal smile, sitting on a fountain. Downtown Palm Springs is less than a mile from the Rodeway Inn Palm Springs, making it a convenient choice for your lodging needs. With our comfortable guestrooms, complimentary breakfasts, and sparkling swimming pool and spa, The Rodeway Inn Palm Springs is the perfect place to relax after a busy day in downtown Palm Springs. Every Thursday night Palm Canyon Drive in downtown is closed for the fun Village Fest filled with music, arts and crafts, souveniers and a farmers market.
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