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Lazy Sunday Afternoon....High Desert Driving Tour

The Palm Springs Modern Committee presents a self-driving tour of the high desert visiting the exteriors of well-known sites, art installations and unique high desert architecture. $50 per person (2 hrs)
Category: @High Desert, Self-guided, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Driving)


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Tucked away on the outskirts of Palm Springs is the magnificent High Desert, a bohemian enclave that lures artists, musicians, sculptors, architects, environmentalists, spiritualists, and eccentrics from around the world.  Each adding their own unique footprint, the High Desert communities of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, and Pipes Canyon are a mélange of creative expression juxtaposed against a stark backdrop of spiny Joshua trees and stoic cacti silhouetted against massive boulders strewn across the landscape.   

Join us for an exciting driving adventure and see firsthand why this desert hot spot is, well, more than a literal hot spot.  Meandering down sandy trails and bumpy roads we will visit the extraordinary Institute of Mental Physics, a 420-­‐acre site with buildings designed by architect Lloyd Wright in 1946, including the Preceptory of Light, the First Sanctuary of Mystic Christianity, and the magnificent 700-­‐foot-­‐long Caravansary of Joy.  Included too, is the rarely seen house of musician and composer Lou Harrison, built in 2001 by architect Janet Johnston using straw bales. The tour will include unique residential architecture, an incredible art installation and the opportunity to see just why this Mojave Mecca calls to so many.   

The tour will operate under then-­‐current CDC guidelines and is subject to change according to local county regulations.   

This activity is sold as one ticket per person.


Things to Know

All guests must follow the driving and parking instructions provided in the guide brochure provided at check-in.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Modern Committee

Event Check-in Location

56200 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Photo Credits: Palm Springs Modern Committee

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