Roadside spider sculpture crafted from a VW in Palm Springs
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VW Spider Sculpture

Published by Pat Dorri on February 23 2024

Quirky Art and Automotive Wonder in Palm Springs

Address: Public space at Hole In The Wall, Palm Springs, California

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πŸ’² Free to enjoy

πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½ Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ No Dining options

🚽 No Public Restrooms

Where can I find VW Spider Sculpture?

The VW Spider Sculpture, a unique and eye-catching piece of art is crafted from a Volkswagen Beetle, and has become a popular photo opportunity for visitors and locals.

Why should I visit VW Spider Sculpture?

This distinctive sculpture combines automotive culture with artistic creativity, making it a must-see for art lovers, car enthusiasts, and anyone with an appreciation for the unusual!

The sculpture offers a fun, quick stop that adds a unique touch to any Palm Springs itinerary, perfect for an offbeat photo op that humorously bridges the worlds of machinery and nature.

What are the opening hours at VW Spider Sculpture?

General opening hours

Monday - Open 24 hours

Tuesday - Open 24 hours

Wednesday - Open 24 hours

Thursday - Open 24 hours

Friday - Open 24 hours

Saturday - Open 24 hours

Sunday - Open 24 hours

Closures and holidays

As an outdoor public art installation, the VW Spider Sculpture can be viewed at any time, day or night, year-round.

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Where should I park when visiting VW Spider Sculpture?

Driving to view the VW Spider Sculpture? There is street parking near the sculpture available, although make sure to check the local parking regulations before stopping.

Is VW Spider Sculpture accessible by public transportation?

Although there is some public transport available in Palm Springs, to visit the VW Spider Sculpture you are best to use taxis or rideshare if you are looking to visit during your stay.

When is the best time to visit VW Spider Sculpture?

The VW Spider Sculpture can be enjoyed at any time, but visiting during daylight hours is best, especially for decent photographs.

Early morning or late afternoon provides softer light for photography enthusiasts.

What are the best things to see near VW Spider Sculpture?

There are plenty of great places close to VW Spider Sculpture to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Downtown Palm Springs - Offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries.
  • Palm Springs Art Museum - Home to modern and contemporary art pieces.
  • Indian Canyons - Features stunning natural landscapes and hiking trails.
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Provides breath taking views of the desert below.
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Common questions about VW Spider Sculpture

A visit to the VW Spider Sculpture promises an intriguing sight, and a unique photo opportunity during this memorable stop on your journey. Here is what else you will find there.

Is VW Spider Sculpture accessible to those with lower mobility?

βœ”οΈ As an outdoor sculpture, VW Spider Sculpture is accessible for those with lower mobility.

Is VW Spider Sculpture free to enter?

βœ”οΈ Yes, VW Spider Sculpture is free to enjoy as it is found in a public space.

Is VW Spider Sculpture pet-friendly?

βœ”οΈ Yes, being in an outdoor public area, pets can accompany visitors to VW Spider Sculpture.

❗ However, always keep pets on a leash and follow local regulations.

Is VW Spider Sculpture child-friendly?

βœ”οΈ Yes, VW Spider Sculpture is a fun sight for visitors of all ages, including children.

Is VW Spider Sculpture a year-round attraction?

βœ”οΈ Yes, VW Spider Sculpture can be visited throughout the year, weather permitting.

Are refreshments available at VW Spider Sculpture?

❌ There are no dedicated refreshment stands at VW Spider Sculpture.

Are there restrooms at VW Spider Sculpture?

❌ Specific restroom facilities are not available at VW Spider Sculpture.

What else is useful to know before I visit VW Spider Sculpture

While enjoying VW Spider Sculpture, make sure to respect the property and the sculpture itself by not climbing on or defacing it.

Roadside attraction in the Mojave Desert features a giant black spider welded together with a Volkswagon Bug car at the center.
The giant black spider is welded together and shows just how machinery can be used to reflect nature!
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Where to stay near VW Spider Sculpture

There are plenty of great hotel options in the Palm Springs, for all budgets, to head back to after a visit to interesting VW Spider Sculpture. Check out some of our favorites below.

  • Life House, Palm Springs - You can expect a tranquil setting, lush gardens and pool, and the most stylish, contemporary dΓ©cor around, when you stay at Life House, Palm Springs.
  • The Paloma Resort - A visit to The Paloma Resort is anything but budget, with luxury surroundings, chic, retro design, and top-notch service.