Get Up Close and Personal with Planes

Did you know the desert has one of the most extensive, celebrated air museums in the country? CNN Travel named the Palm Springs Air Museum one of the top 14 aviation museums in the world and it’s easy to see why. Three hangars hold over 40 vintage planes you can actually touch and explore. And docents, many of whom fought in those planes, will amaze you with riveting true stories you can’t read on any placard. You may even catch a live flight demonstration of a classic wartime aircraft. Check out this special place for an unforgettable, even emotional, experience.

If you want to experience just what it was like to be in one of these historic flying machines, the museum offers Warbird Rides, and if you want to try your hand at exactly what it would be like to fly one, you can picture yourself in airman gear and play with one of several flight simulators on site.

For more information about tours, special programs and Warbird Rides, visit the museum's site!