WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT

INDIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
(IPAC)

The mission of IPAC is to provide a
creative environment to promote
awareness and education in the
performing arts to Indio and its
surrounding communities. With
weekly events and theatre groups
such as Desert Theatreworks,
KidsWorks and many more, you are
sure to find something for you at IPAC.
IPAC is an eclectic and award winning
community theatre offering a range
of theatrical performances, dances,
concerts, exhibitions and children’s
programming. Classes and workshops
are also available to the community
for theatre, dance and music. IPAC
is located at the heart of downtown
Indio. As the City of Festivals,
the city values theater, music,
motion pictures, and other artistic
mediums to help enrich the lives and
experiences of everyone.

45-175 FARGO STREET

FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO & THE ROCK YARD

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino offers
all you need for a fun filled getaway
or complete destination vacation.
Whether your fantasy includes
luxurious hotel rooms, exciting Vegas-style gambling options, fabulous
dining, world-class entertainment,
golf or poolside lounging, you’ll find
it all here. Fantasy Springs offers
world-class gaming at a desert oasis
setting, close to anywhere in southern
California. The Rock Yard at Fantasy
Springs Resort Casino has been the
premiere setting for live rock ‘n’
roll music in the Coachella Valley
throughout the summer, developing
a following of fans that recognize the
venue as their favorite source of live
rock music – it’s the desert’s version
of The Roxy and The Whisky A Go-
Go. The Rock Yard outdoor concert
stage is an amphitheater-style area
featuring two side-by-side stages
holding audiences of more than 3,000
passionate music fans. The Rock Yard
runs from Spring to Fall and is always
live, always free, and always outdoors.

84-245 INDIO SPRINGS PARKWAY

SHIELDS DATE GARDEN

A testament to its roots, Indio remains
synonymous with the date industry.
Dates have been a staple food of the
Middle East for thousands of years.
Dating back to as early as 4,000 BC,
dates have found a home in the dry
climate and ample sunshine of the
Coachella Valley. Indio hosts one
of the region’s most famous date
gardens – Shields Date Garden.
Floyd and Bess Shields came to the
California Desert in 1924 and started
Shields Date Garden, working long
and hard to build up their business
and educate their customers about
date culture. In the beginning, Mr.
Shields would give his lectures in
the garden. As the popularity of his
lectures grew, he incorporated a slide
show, then recorded his presentation
in conjunction with the slide show so
that the show could be run several
times a day. Today, the 15-minute film
“Romance and Sex Life of the Date”
runs continuously during store hours,
where you can still hear Mr. Shields
talking about his favorite subject,
the date. Complete with a café, retail
store and walking garden, Shields
is one of the Coachella Valley’s top
tourist destinations.

80-225 US HIGHWAY 111

COACHELLA VALLEY HISTORY MUSEUM

The museum is a historical campus
which contains the 1926 adobe
Smiley-Tyler House – housing our
main exhibits – the historic 1909
Indio Schoolhouse and the world’s
only Date Museum. Other highlights
include our Desert Submarine, a
Blacksmith’s shop, pioneer farming
implements and the archives for the
Historical Society. Also, the spacious
grounds hold a variety of gardens
which include a Memorial Date
Garden, Japanese Garden, the Geissler
Rose Garden, the Jardin del Desierto
(Desert Garden) and our Liberty Tree
– the oldest Cork Tree in the Coachella
Valley.

82-616 MILES AVENUE

RED JEEP TOURS

Extraordinary scenery is all around
you during these morning or
afternoon tours of the “bones of the
earth.” Sit back as your Big Red Jeep
climbs its way through the cuts and
canyons of the San Andreas Fault
Zone, while a guide educates and
entertains with explanations of the
native plants, animals, geology, and
history of the Coachella Valley. Tours
depart daily from Indio.

EMPIRE POLO CLUB

The Empire Polo Club is a 330-acre
polo club in Indio. Founded in 1987, it
hosts international polo tournaments
January through April each year. It has
twelve polo grounds, making it one
of the largest polo clubs on the West
coast of the United States. Along with
the beautiful grassy polo fields, stories
sculptures, and storied rose garden,
the Empire Polo Club is also home to
the Coachella Valley Music and Arts
Festival and Stagecoach Music Festival.

81-800 AVENUE 51

ELDORADO POLO CLUB

For over 60 years Eldorado Polo Club
has been the premier destination
for polo in the west, nestled against
the mountains at the east end of the
Coachella Valley, the club seems a
tropical paradise. Los Angeles is a
scant two hours away, Palm Springs
less than a half hour, but there is a
magic feeling of isolation, of being a
long penalty shot from the end of the
world.

50-950 MADISON STREET