Rising abruptly from the desert floor, the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument reaches an elevation of 10,834 feet at the summit of Mount San Jacinto. Providing a picturesque backdrop to local communities, the National Monument significantly contributes to the Coachella Valley's lure as a popular resort and retirement community. It is also a desirable backcountry destination that can be accessed via trails from both the valley floor and the alpine village of Idyllwild.The National Monument's boundary encompasses about 272,000 acres, including 65,000 acres within the San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest, and 89,500 acres within the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert Conservation Area. The National Monument includes two federal Wilderness Areas: the Santa Rosa Wilderness which contains 61,600 acres of BLM and Forest Service lands, and 19,470 acres of the Forest Service's San Jacinto Wilderness. Its boundary also surrounds lands owned and administered by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Fish and Game, other agencies of the State of California, and private landowners. An advisory committee comprised of individuals representing various jurisdictions and interests makes recommendations that help guide management of the National Monument. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument was established by an Act of Congress on October 24, 2000 "in order to preserve the nationally significant biological, cultural, recreational, geological, educational, and scientific values found in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains and to secure now and for future generations the opportunity to experience and enjoy the magnificent vistas, wildlife, land forms, and natural and cultural resources in these mountains and to recreate therein" (Public Law 106-351). Establishment of the National Monument reflects the vision of local citizens and national leaders to ensure this special landscape is protected for all time.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the world's largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft; and unlike many other museums, our air-conditioned hangars have no ropes to keep you from interacting with our exhibits. In addition to our aircraft, exhibits and activities allow visitors of all ages to gain a fresh perspective of World War II — the unparalleled event that shaped the world we live in.
Our extensive library and our crew of trained volunteers can provide you details on the aircraft and a sense of the experience of flying them. Additionally, a number of aircraft are open for tours every day.
Children of all ages are entranced by the big planes and entertained with related activities, from our kid-sized control tower to flying our simulators and we're pet friendly to friendly pets.
Located on the east side of Palm Springs International Airport, we're open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas from 10AM to 5PM and the 2nd Friday in February.
The Gilman Ranch should be exciting to anyone interested in the history of the American West. Its exhibits range from the local Cauilla Indians' culture to original wagons and carriages that traveled through Southern California. There is a re-creation of the homestead ranch of James Marshall Gilman who bought the property in 1869.
Hadley Fruit Orchards
Hadley Fruit Orchards was founded by Paul and Peggy Hadley in 1931 in Banning, California. Their neighbors were the Morongo Band of Mission Indians who inhabited the Palm Springs area. According to members of the Morongo tribe, Paul Hadley often provided tribal members with fruit and dates, fostering a rapport with Hadley Fruit Orchards that remains to this day.
Hadley Fruit Orchards is a wonderful place to stop for top quality dates, dried fruits, nuts and gifts. This roadside California attraction is a landmark that has seen millions of visitors. Built in 1951 after a Palm Springs area fire burned down the original location, Hadley's is known worldwide for their commitment to their customers.Hadley Fruit Orchard has increased its product line, offering butters, jams, their famous trail mix, cereals, candies, baked goods, vitamins, and their own selection of wine from organically grown grapes. Now a multi-million dollar retail and catalog outlet, it's a great place to visit to experience where it all started.
48980 Seminole Dr
Cabazon, CA 92230
Fire Memories,Inc. and the Fire Memories Museum invites you to spend some time with our web site to lean more about our mission and our passion.Located in Southern California, the Fire Memories Museum maintains a collection of over 2,200 items for exhibit, including 7 motorized fire apparatus and 17 hand or horse-drawn cart.