Destinations across the world that showcase historic treasures and codify the stories of humanity in their museums quite naturally attract crowds of visitors. As the philosopher David Hume stated: "Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange ... Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature." What then, is the purpose of beholding artifacts that predate our own species? Why are we awestruck by Ice-Age fossils, from the tiniest swirl of a prehistoric shell to the imposing presence of a mammoth skeleton? You'll ponder such questions when you stay at hotels near Menifee, CA and visit the nearby Western Science Center, a showcase of close to one million paleontological artifacts dug from the bed of Diamond Valley Lake. What more valuable way to spend a day than discovering that it might just be human nature to think beyond, and before, the existence of human nature itself?
Hotels in Menifee, CA, are ideally situated for a visit to the Western Science Center on the shores of Diamond Valley Lake. The large reservoir is also enticing, but its fish-filled depths and fringing trails can wait. Step into the museum and find yourself surrounded by the bones of incredible creatures that no longer exist, and whose presence in North America tell of an earth strikingly different from the one we know now. Long-extinct camels, an enormous mastodon, and a baby triceratops skull remind you that your own years on the planet are but a speck in time. But that's okay, because you're making the most of them and onward you will go. Rental cars in Menifee make it easy to travel on to Palm Springs. Spend your time reflecting on your existence (or not) while lounging by the pool at one of many hotels in Palm Springs.
Find great deals on Menifee hotels with Travelocity. You'll soon be reminded that wondering is as valuable to you as wandering; in fact the two go hand in hand. It must be human nature.