Palm Springs Walk of Stars, Palm Springs

Palm Springs Walk of Stars, Palm Springs (must see)

Located downtown along parts of Museum Drive, Tahquitz Canyon Way, and Palm Canyon Drive, the Walk of Stars is Palm Springs' answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Stars are dedicated to important local figures, from famous residents, local philanthropists and humanitarians, and Medal of Honor recipients. It was started in 1992 with five stars and has now grown to include more than 400.

The main section of town along Palm Canyon Drive is a shopping and dining district, with great strolling and people watching. Palm Springs continues to surprise, and even as more luxury and chain brands move into the city, the place maintains its getaway village feel.

Around town, you will also find statues and monuments to other notable residents and city leaders. A few notable people mentioned include local businessman Pearl McCallum McManus and famous Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Sophia Loren, Sonny Bono, and Elvis Presley.

Why You Should Visit

Palm Springs has long been the getaway destination for the Hollywood elite. The Walk of Stars here is far less crowded than its western cousin but just as meaningful. You'll enjoy strolling along the main town streets and seeing how many names you recognize. It's partly a walk down memory lane and partly an excellent destination for some shopping or a fine meal.

Tips

The noteworthy statue of Marilyn Monroe, Forever Marilyn, was set to be displayed permanently near the art museum. The statue has toured all over the world and has often appeared as a fixture in Palm Springs. Sculptor Seward Johnson designed the 26-foot tall, 34,000-pound statue. However, there's been some local controversy, and its ultimate fate is currently up in the air–much like Marilyn's dress.

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars on Map

Sight Name: Palm Springs Walk of Stars
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA (See walking tours in Palm Springs)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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