Indio, California: Large Genie and Magic Lamp

A genie statue and magic lamp sculpture top the gates at the Date Festival fairgrounds.

Address:
Dr. Carreon Blvd., Indio, CA
Directions:
From Hwy 111 take either Arabia or Oasis Street south to Dr. Carreon Blvd -- Riverside County Fairgrounds at Gate 6.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Large Genie and Magic Lamp

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Genie and Magic Lamp.

Genie and Magic Lamp

The annual National Date Festival is held each February at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio. The Coachella Valley area since 1904 has provided Americans with the several varieties of the sweet and delicious dates grown all across the valley. Today, 95% of the dates consumed in the U.S. come from this area of Southern California. If you can't attend the National Date Festival, at least stop to enjoy this bit of Arabia in the desert.

The main entrance to the Riverside County Fairgrounds on HWY 111 has a great Middle Eastern-styled gate complex, complete with golden domes and date palm silhouettes on the fence. The back of the fairgrounds is home to two larger-than-life sculptures depicting a genie and a magic lamp. The sculptures were placed at this entrance located at Gate 6 in 1981.

[Phil Pasquini, 02/26/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Highway Center Line InventorHighway Center Line Inventor, Indio, CA - < 1 mi.
Shields Date Garden: Date Capital of the WorldShields Date Garden: Date Capital of the World, Indio, CA - 3 mi.
Big Metal RoadrunnerBig Metal Roadrunner, La Quinta, CA - 4 mi.
In the region:
Gene Autry Statue, Palm Springs, CA - 17 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

O.K. Corral, Tombstone, Arizona (Sep 27-Oct 3, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now