The Mysteriously Enchanting Salton Sea
Event tags: La Quinta, Nature, History, Museum, Exhibit, Photographs, Salton Sea, Coachella, California
- La Quinta Museum
- Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- Starting on: 05/17/2013
- Ending on: 09/21/2013
- 10:00AM - 04:00PM
The Mysteriously Enchanting Salton Sea- May 17 through September 21
With over 500,000 visitors per year in its heyday, the Salton Sea offered marinas, championship golf courses, shopping centers, a private airstrip and luxury resort hotels. Bing Crosby, Sonny Bono, the Beach Boys, Jerry Lewis, the Marx Brothers and other celebrities flocked to the Sea along with President Eisenhower who tried out the new Salton City golf course. By the mid-1960s park attendance rivaled that of Yosemite National Park.
For a wider perspective on its history and a glimpse into its present existence, view photographs and interview excerpts of current Salton Sea residents and visitors from Christina Lange's new book Portraits and Voices of the Salton Sea.
Palm Springs & Coachella Valley