Stepping outside of the usual and experiencing something new to even the quirkiest soul is what traveling is all about.  From the odd to the eccentric, these can't- miss, curious attractions are celebrated for keeping Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding California desert region utterly unique.

Run wild with the world's biggest dinosaurs
Visible from Interstate 10, Dinny the Dinosaur, a 150-ton building shaped like a larger-than-life-sized Brontosaurus, and Mr. Rex, a 100-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex structure are located just 30 minutes from downtown Palm Springs.  Since the 1980s, the Cabazon Dinosaurs have greeted visitors driving to the destination.

Travel back in time with old-fashion favorites
Once you've hit downtown Palm Springs, you'll find true nostalgia when you step into Ruddy's 1930 General Store Museum.  The museum had been the collection of a Depression-Era liquidator who had kept his pick of the finest store fixtures and merchandise in his basement for 40 years.

Enter into a post-apocalypse appliance world of lights
Just around the corner from Frank Sinatra's old Twin Palms Estate, three towering multi-colored robots made of old appliances, lawn furniture and wood scraps stand several feet tall.  Inside its gate, a world of aliens, mutant Christmas elves and reimagined carousels made of discards cover the four-acre property. 

Do Greater Palm Springs Sinatra's way
For the Rat Pack enthusiast, head to Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City where Sinatra was laid to rest. After passing away at the age of 82 in 1998, Sinatra was buried here with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel cigarettes tucked into his suit.

Have a date with a knight in shining armor
For over 80 years, the large knight outside of Shields Date Gardens has been attracting curious travelers on Highway 111.  Shields' famous date groves provide a yummy assortment of dates, as well as their famous date shakes.