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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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Address: 1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: +1 760-325-1391
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Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than...

Climb 8,000 feet from the desert to the San Jacinto Mountains, in less than 15 minutes, by tram.

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Great experience!

Approx 50$ for a couple. It's pricey for what you get, but we don't mind buying experiences. Very beautiful views. It was a bit cold at the top of the mt and I wasn't dressed... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Approx 50$ for a couple. It's pricey for what you get, but we don't mind buying experiences. Very beautiful views. It was a bit cold at the top of the mt and I wasn't dressed for the weather or we would have hiked the one mile route.

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived in the valley all my life (30 years) and this is my first time coming here, I love it! I do plan to come back again when I want to relax!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always cold or cool up there! Dress for winter weather during the non-summer months. Ride up is awesome. Don't worry about positioning for a view as the inside of the Tram rotates providing everyone with a spectacular view on the way up. Sunrise would be worth the trip.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you visit during the winter months be sure wear boots or hiking shoes since there could be snow. Dress warm. The hike was peaceful and really enjoyed the sound of the wind blowing through the trees.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a little afraid of heights, but when I read in the hotel magazine about this place, I decided to take a closer look. OMG it is an amazing experience. I am so happy I took the chance or riding the tramway, literally I felt on the top of the world! We ate at the restaurant and the food... More 

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been on several tram roads across the world and this one is one of the best. Not expensive, have plenty to do when you get to the top and even a pretty decent restaurant. We recommend doing the hikes at the top. If you get there early enough you can even make the peak!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Aerial Tramway was well worth the money and very beautiful, relaxing and informational. Great day of relaxing fun! We got to see the first snow of the year. Nice to have options to just relax or walk trails.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a terrific experience from the tram itself to the trails and restaurants at the top. The floor rotates on the tram so you see 360 degrees and look down on the entire valley. At night, the lights are mesmerizing. The trails are right out the back door and paved for some distance, although steep. The museum theaters are... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Aerial Tramway is apparently the second longest in the world, climbing 2 1/2 miles. The scenery and view is amazing and the tram car floors rotate 360 degrees so everyone gets a good view. Well worth the $25 and plan to spend at least a couple of hours. There are hikes on top of the mountain that are scenic... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tram was very cool going up and the view was spectacular! Only warning is even the parking lot is at quite an angle so the climb was exhilarating to say the least and the trail just behind upper level is also quite steep! But you can drive up to door and can see lots without doing trail.

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