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The Modern Tour

Downtown Palm Springs, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270
+1 760-904-0904
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It does not get better than this! Spend the cash!

We were a little taken aback by the cost of this tour, but getting inside some of these hames was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
david h
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Ocala, Florida
LIFE CHANGING TOUR

Yes, I know it sounds dramatic, life changing? But it's true. It wasn't entirely about the... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Nicholas R
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Downtown Palm Springs, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little taken aback by the cost of this tour, but getting inside some of these hames was a must! We felt like it was worth every penny, despite the lost keys! Michael is so funny and informative.

Thank david h
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Yes, I know it sounds dramatic, life changing? But it's true. It wasn't entirely about the architecture, but what it brought out inside of myself that has transitioned into other areas of life. The irony is that the tour was completely my wife's idea. I...More

Thank Nicholas R
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We have been coming to Palm Springs for years and had never taken an architectural tour so I signed up for this one. We saw the insides of many homes and learned some fascinating information, not just about architecture but Palm Springs in general. Well...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Michaels a humorous tour leader with access to the most wonderful gardens and homes. To actually be able to enter homes and experience them in all their glory really was fabulous. The pinultimate was Frey House perched up on the hill over Palm Springs with...More

Thank Pip M
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Palm Springs with some great friends who all share a passion for modern architecture. Michael guided us through a most amazing afternoon of architectural inspiration and education in a deep and rich history architecture in Palm Spring. I would highly recommend this tour....More

Thank j2realm
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Following recommendations from friends, my wife and I took The Modern Tour during our stay in Palm Springs. We are not architects and knew very little about mid-century architecture and design; however, it was a great tour. Michael Stern, our host, drove us through various...More

1  Thank Rene-Elizabeth
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Several girlfriends and I visited PS for a fun getaway. One of our friends booked the tour. The price per person was high, so several friends decided against it. There were four of us and one other woman on our weekday tour. We all really...More

Thank Kandice S
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Whether you love architecture or are just someone who loves interesting and unique activities, I strongly recommend The Modern Tour. At $150 per person, it is priced higher than others, but Michael Stern is THE authority on mid-century modern architecture of Palm Springs and has...More

1  Thank musiclover1013
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We could not have dreamed of a better tour guide than Michael. Easygoing, knowledgable, interesting and fun. We even got to visit some of the houses insides! Time flew by and we learned so much! Highly recommended!

1  Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour with Michael. He is very very passionate and knowledgeable about the local architecture and its development in Palm Springs. We had been to the desert many times but this tour finally made us feel like we understood the town and...More

Thank Deborah G
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