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MidMod Design Tour

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With individual mini tablets, MidMod Design Tour provides you opportunity to see beyond the garden walls, showing vintage and contemporary images and aerial photos of historic Mid-century Modern buildings in Palm Springs. Started by talented local...more
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687 N Palm Canyon Dr, Suite B, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-5552
+1 760-835-1480
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lyle delivered a great overview of the architectural history of Palm Springs, with plenty of interesting bonus tidbits about the history of the developers, owners and occupants of the homes, and the story of Palm Springs' creation. We thoroughly enjoyed his guidance, and highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent tour to do on your first day in Palm Springs. Lyle provides a great background and then takes you on a journey of modernism in the 50’s &60’s till now. We loved the homes and the history behind them, always interesting...More

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the MidMod Design Tour, and thanks for the kind review as well. It was a pleasure to show Palm Springs' great collection of Mid-century Modern buildings! I hope the rest of your holiday is enjoyable as well. You're off to a...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

While the architecture is interesting, the part of the tour I liked best was touring around the city and seeing the different neighborhoods, especially the Canyons and Little Tuscany. Also I liked learning about Palm Springs' connection to the early days of Hollywood and seeing...More

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for the kind review; I am glad you enjoyed our tour. I really appreciate your questions and curiosity as it makes the tour fun and interesting for me, as well. If you would like more detailed information about the local water supply, and...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

I went on this tour two weeks ago. Lyle did a great job of figuring out my interests and background before the tour. We started off with a discussion of Palm Springs history, then went out and about Palm Springs, first looking at the early...More

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

That sums it up nicely, and thanks for the recommendation! I try always to tailor my tour to the needs / interests of the audience. No point in talking about geology if there is no interest, after all. I appreciate your summary and am grateful...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lyle was a superb host and guide. He provided a nice overview of Modern architectural design, including the history and important "players" in the Modernist story. We toured the major landmarks in a comfortable van. Lyle provided iPads with photos of that showed the buildings...More

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Your thoughtful review makes me pause to appreciate why I created MidMod Design Tour. I love this history, this place, and its architecture. Thank you for letting me share what I have learned with you. Happy trails in all your travels, Lyle

Reviewed 1 April 2018

We really enjoyed our Mid-Modern tour. Our guide provided a lot of history of the area and background on the houses. Thanks Lyle!More

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Faced with the great big mountain in Palm Springs’ back-yard, it’s hard not to provide some information about the local geology and geography. I am grateful to one guest with an advanced degree in geology who encouraged my investigations! I am glad you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Fantastic tour. Covered all the great and interesting sites with great detail. The van was clean and very comfortable. Our tour guide was so wonderful and knowledgeable. The photos on the tablet were a keen bonus. I highly recommend!

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for the kind compliments! Glad you found the high-visibility, 12-passenger van clean and comfortable; I do aim to please!. Happy Trails, wherever you travel! Lyle

Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our tour with Lyle was very professional and informative, and went beyond our expectations. We thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone interested in mid-century architecture in Palm Springs.

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for your kind recommendation. I have always said that the most valuable tools a designer can use are those that set suitable expectations. And I am glad to have surpassed your expectations. Happy Trails wherever you travel. Lyle

Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a great tour for anyone with a personal or professional interest in mid century design. I am just an architecture junkie who enjoys seeing and hearing about it from an insider. The places we visited were all interesting in their own way, we...More

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for joining MidMod Design Tour. I always enjoy sharing my professional knowledge and insights. Palm Springs has such a great collection of Modern architecture. I am glad you enjoyed the time we spent together! “Happy Trails,” wherever you travel!

Reviewed 18 March 2018

We loved our tour - Lyle is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his subject and we learned far more than just looking at a book. We even made a purchase at the antique shop he pointed out - with the lovely green spiral staircase! Would...More

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Lyle B, Owner at MidMod Design Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you! I am excited that you found a souvenir of your trip to Palm Springs. It is always fun to see what the shops on Palm Canyon have in store. The location of MidMod Design Tour, in the heart of the North Palm Canyon...More

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Response from Lyle B | Property representative |
I appreciate all your answers. For detailed information, please visit the website for MidModDesignTour to find scheduled tours and costs. The tablets offered provide plans, aerial views, and / or interior views as well as... More