Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert
(4.3/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
A wilderness preserve that reintroduces species back into the wild, Living Desert Zoo & Gardens focuses solely on desert environments. The gardens feature a series of landscapes that recreate regional desert environments, including flowers, edible plants, and cacti. Talk to the tour guides, who will explain how integral deserts are to the world's ecosystems. The park also manages conservation and desert reconstruction programs. Put Living Desert Zoo & Gardens into our Palm Desert trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I have been a Member of the Living Desert for many years and I love going to this Zoo. You must ride the merry-go-round at least once. They have a very nice miniature railroad set up that is very fasc...  more »
  • Visited the zoo on a recent trip to Indian Wells. We went first thing in the morning which is when they do most of the feedings so we saw lots of animal activity. We also went on a cooler day which I ...  more »
  • I came to this zoo with my wife when we flew into Palm Springs and were driving to Indio. It was a hot Friday afternoon and we arrived just before lunch. When we paid they told us about the special ev...  more »