By Lynne Tucker

On my way to Palm Springs for a great weekend getaway, I have often passed the Windmill Farms and have been fascinated by them. How much fun would it be to actually get close to these windmills? I did some research and discovered the Windmill Farms that offers a 90 minute tour so I made a reservation for a friend and myself and off we went.

It is the only tour that goes inside the wind farm’s fences.

We discovered the various processes involved to make this all happen as we walked around their outdoor displays. We were able to get very close to the windmills which made for some great photos. Additionally, we were able to see how large they are and learned some of the history of the windmills that have been installed over the last 35 years. We also were informed why some failed and some succeeded. It was a fantastic educational and photographic experience and a tour that I highly recommend.


The tour guides are friendly and very informative. Their tour buses are state of the art and very comfortable. The groups are small which is very inviting.

After the tour you have the option to visit the Windmill Market and Produce store right down the road – where they make the best date shakes in town!

So next time you’re heading down to the desert or live in the desert, plan a Windmill Tour for you, your family or with a friend – it is well worth it and you will be glad you did.

It’s just a two hour drive heading east from Los Angeles. Take Interstate 10 where you will exit Indian Canyon (Palm Springs).

Ticket prices:

Adults: $49

Seniors: $47

Children: $24 (ages 8-17)

 Children 7 and under: Free

Reservations are required. Dates and times vary so visit them online at

Think travel and enjoy the journey!