The 10-day celebration of mid-century architecture and design known as Modernism Week kicks off this Thursday in Palm Springs.
The festival features more than 100 events from home tours and lectures to double decker bus tours and a vintage travel trailer exhibition. One of those events is a slide show celebrating Palms Springs' wackier attractions hosted by none other than regular contributor, Charles Phoenix.
He's got some advice on what to do and see before you even get out there.
"If you stop there and you go in," says Phoenix, "you can actually go inside both of them. So if you know a five-year-old who loves dinosaurs, you have the perfect place to stop."
"Hadley's is THE oldest roadside attraction between Palm Springs and LA," says Phoenix, "Everybody loves their date shakes so much!"
"That's the place where they have the famous little show in the little theatre, it's called, "The Romance and Sex Life of the Date," says Phoenix. "It's like a little video that they show that shows how Mr Shields and Mrs Shields hybridized dates."
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