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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

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About The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

A zoo and botanic garden combination dedicated to the deserts of the world. The programs provide environmental education, native wildlife rehabilitation, plant propagation, and habitat restoration, and captive breeding of African and Sonoran Desert species, including the iconic desert bighorn sheep.



Attractions near The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Palm Springs Air Museum19.05km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Contains one of the world's largest collections of flying World War II warplanes. The Museum's mission is to exhibit, educate and eternalize the role of the World War II combat aircraft and the role the pilots and American citizens had in the war. In addition to flying aircraft, related artifacts, artwork, and library sources are exhibited here.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway26.89km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. The tramway spans along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders from the desert floor to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Tram cars rotate slowly during the journey, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the rock formations and the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—you can enjoy restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop

Mount San Jacinto30.92km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

The highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains, and of Riverside County. It is one of the most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. Its north escarpment climbs over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in 7 miles (11 km), one of the largest gains in elevation over such a small horizontal distance.

Mt San Jacinto State Park31.92km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Mt. San Jacinto State Park offers over 50 miles of hiking trails located within a 14,000-acre pristine wilderness. All trails are accessed by exiting the Mountain Station of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and descending a concrete pathway to Long Valley where you will find picnic tables, the ranger station, flush toilets, and several easy trails.

Barker Dam42.39km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

A water storage facility constructed by early cattlemen, including CO Barker, in 1900. It is a gathering place for desert wildlife, including many species of birds and Desert Bighorn Sheep. Native American petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks present in the trail to the dam.

Jumbo Rocks Campground43.41km from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Campground surrounded by large boulders and rock formations for which the Joshua Tree National Park is well known for.

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Mostly desert in the central and eastern portions, but with a Mediterranean climate in the western portion.