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The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert

75 Willow Ridge, Palm Desert, California 92260, United States

Phone: 760-636-7000 | Check in: 4 p.m. | Check out: 10 a.m.

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Things to do | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

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Whether you’re coming to visit as an animal lover, plant lover, conservationist, hiker or all of the above, you can let your imagination run wild at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. Interactive live shows, a Conservation Center, authentic animal habitat exhibits, safari tours and a kid-friendly Discovery Center are just the beginning of the adventures you can expect during a day of exploration at this nature preserve.

You can spend the day hiking three trails offering hands-on adventure through the desert. Private, behind-the-scenes tours are also available for those looking to get an up-close look at desert life. When you’re ready to let loose, bring the kids to Gecko Gulch, an interactive outdoor playground full of fun and adventure. Or take a spin on the endangered species Carousel—always a great way to end the day.

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4 Recommendations
Please note, these recommendations are the subjective opinion of the Vistana Community Members and not of Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc.
"A must stop!"03/14/2018
"A must stop!"
2nd time we have been there and it truly is an awesome experience. Fun for all ages.
"Feed the Giraffes"03/14/2018
"Feed the Giraffes"
Easy to get to, better in spring or fall, enjoy the walk
"Beautiful Zoo"02/17/2018
"Beautiful Zoo"
This was a beautiful zoo and very well maintained. Well shaded if on a hot day. Very interesting medical facility for the animals. Very worth the trip and we would definitely return to visit.
"Fun for all!"02/08/2018
"Fun for all!"
Guided tour at the zoo and gardens works even in the hot summer though I would do an early AM TOUR during the summer. Knowledgeable guide while riding on a covered golf cart leads to seeing all of the park smoothly and efficiently. Would recommend

One of my greatest joys is helping our guests have a great vacation.

— Lupe, Westin Concierge

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