Arguably one of the famous movie stars of decades past, Lucille Ball was a frequent visitor to Palm Springs, and even owned a home here at one point! Those who are fans of “I Love Lucy” will adore visiting the bronze Lucille Ball statue in Palm Springs that commemorates her in downtown Palm Springs; it is easily one of the most photographed landmarks in the area!
Take Your Own Picture with the Lucille Ball Statue in Palm Spring
Lucille Ball has a deep history with the Coachella Valley, beyond simply being a resident movie star! She served as the Honorary Mayor of Rancho Mirage, a nearby city, for nearly a decade between the 50s and 60s, and for two years in the 70s until the city was incorporated into the Coachella Valley. She joined other movie stars that were honorary mayors of cities such as Bob Hope for Palm Springs and Frank Sinatra for Cathedral City. With husband Desi Arnaz, she bought a property near Palm Desert, and he opened his own resort that’s still standing today, where you can dine to the tunes of Frank Sinatra played by a live band.
The Lucille Ball statue in Palm Springs was created in her honor in 1995 and is located outside the Coffee Bean on Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way. It was sculpted by husband and wife artists Emmanuil and Janet Snitkovsky, with a donation from the Palm Springs Walk of Stars and the City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission. This Palm Springs statue is of Lucy on a bench, so you’re able to sit down, throw your arm around her, and get a perfect picture!
Lucy is located in a terrific area, which makes it easy to stop by and say hello while quickly snapping that iconic photo. From there, you can continue onward down the Palm Springs Walk of Stars (which ironically does not have a star for Lucy), or browse the local shops with custom goods, art galleries, and finish off by stopping for lunch or dinner at one of the many award-winning restaurants that line Palm Canyon Drive. From Thai food to Italian to American fusion, the options are tasty and plentiful!
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