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  • JacksonAir Flight Training
    The sky above the Coachella Valley is often sunny and clear. The cloudless conditions make it easy to pick out a small aircraft as it materializes out of a mountain range on the horizon, then corkscrews and performs a grand loop-the-loop before heading home to the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. The shiny blue Citabria plane is the resident aerobatic aircraft at JacksonAir Flight Training. The company's owner, Scott Mourhess, who dreamed of G-forces and airborne antics as a little boy, now oversees a fleet of no fewer than six aircraft used to train commercial and private pilots. Scott and his fellow FAA-certified flying instructors occupy prime aviation real estate. The skies above their Thermal airport often draw pilots from other flight schools in the Palm Springs region, who flock to the area for the ideal practice conditions and absence of lines at sky tollbooths. The veteran instructors also take novice pilots on 20- to 30-minute flights that introduce them to the excitement being in a cockpit and the thrill of flying.
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    86400 Lightning St
    Thermal, CA US
  • Dia De Los Muertos USA
    "Honor the Dead ? and Celebrate the Living." That's the motto of Dia De Los Muertos USA, a sprawling arts and music festival marking the Mexican holiday. The Coachella desert hosts massive altars where attendees can place the photos of deceased loved ones, as music from live bands fills the air. Arts vendors, costume contests, and traditional Mexican cuisine add to the upbeat atmosphere.
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    48350 Van Buren Street
    Coachella, CA US
  • The Tack
    Perfect for a casual night out with friends, The Tack offers traditional American fare in a laid-back setting. The Tack has a large menu filled with tasty gluten-free and healthy items. The Tack features a full bar with beer, craft cocktails and wine. Al fresco eating options are also available at The Tack, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. That's right! The Tack will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. Getting your food to go is also an option. The Tack's diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door. There's no need to bust your budget at The Tack, with most meals costing under $15.
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    81900 Avenue 51
    Indio, CA US
  • Riverside County Fair
    The annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival makes good use of the temperate weather, exciting visitors with sun, rides, and shows in the middle of February. Cotton candy and carnival rides churn stomachs while carnival games challenge hand-eye coordination. Visitors of the 68th annual installment of the festival can take-in one of the camel and ostrich races, hop aboard a ferris wheel, or watch monster trucks compete for the ultimate prize, enlightenment. Throughout the 10-day festival, live music entertains fans from acts such as Daughtry, Kool & the Gang, and Tucanes De Tijuana.
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    82503 US Highway 111
    Indio, CA US
  • Jackalope Ranch
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Jackalope Ranch, a down-home barbecue joint in Indio. Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Jackalope Ranch's extensive drink list. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Jackalope Ranch. Bigger groups gravitate toward Jackalope Ranch, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration. Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at Jackalope Ranch. During the summer months, don't miss out on Jackalope Ranch's outdoor patio seating. Hop online in no time using Jackalope Ranch's free wifi. Sit back and enjoy the restaurant's live music, or take your table out on the dance floor. Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Jackalope Ranch, so dress for comfort when you come. Call Jackalope Ranch for catering if you have a big event coming up. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Jackalope Ranch's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Jackalope Ranch is surrounded by multiple parking options, including street, valet and lot. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    80400 US Highway 111
    Indio, CA US
  • Coachella Valley History Museum
    Before Coachella Valley became the incubator for modern design that it is today, it was an agricultural center, a major railroad stop, and home to the indigenous Cahuilla people. In 1965, valley residents formed The Coachella Valley Historical Society to preserve each of these eras, and opened the Coachella Valley History Museum nearly two decades later as the embodiment of that mission. Size: the museum campus includes four sprawling outdoor gardens, three buildings, and all the air that surrounds them Eye Catcher: the historic water tower that looms over the outdoor gallery Permanent Mainstay: the 1926 adobe Smiley-Tyler House?this building, once owned by Dr. Smiley and his wife, houses the main exhibits, including a kitchen straight from the 1930s and 1940s Visiting Exhibits: Footsteps in the Sand: The Cultural Heritage of Our Native Americans, which shares the culture and traditions of the five tribes indigenous to the valley through photographs and artifacts Don't Miss: amid the gardens, which surround visitors in working date groves, desert flora, and roses, is Liberty Tree, Coachella Valley's oldest cork tree
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    82616 Miles Ave
    Indio, CA US

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