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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

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Address: 67616 E. Desert View Avenue, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone Number: 760-329-7610
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The structure is hand-made, created from reclaimed and found objects. The...
The structure is hand-made, created from reclaimed and found objects. The Pueblo is four-stories, 5,000 square feet and includes 35 rooms, 150 windows and 65 doors. Visitors will notice many unique features: including windows and doors collected and reassembled from abandoned homesteads, old telephone poles, buck board wagon parts and many other materials used creatively.On the guided tour, visitors journey through the life of Cabot Yerxa and his family including artifacts collected from their adventures dating back over 100 years. Hear his story from the Dakota Territory to Mexico, Cuba, Alaska, France, throughout California and the Southwest, including the founding of Desert Hot Springs, California.
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Best Local Indian Museum in the Desert

If you're traveling through the SoCal desert, then you have to stop for a visit at the Cabot's Pueblo Museum located about 10 east of Palm Springs in the off-the-tracks town of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Rosarito, Mexico
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Rosarito, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you're traveling through the SoCal desert, then you have to stop for a visit at the Cabot's Pueblo Museum located about 10 east of Palm Springs in the off-the-tracks town of Desert Hot Springs. This local museum sits atop an area known a Miracle Hill because of all the natural hot mineral springs. Cabot's Museum is filled with lots... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were visiting friends in Palm Springs and taken here as a surprise! It was a very interesting place to say the least. We had a wonderful tour guide who really knew his stuff and took us on a 1 hr. guided tour. This is a place built by one man in the early 1900's with limited tools and resources.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Much better than I thought it was going to be. Our guide Julie was really interesting and enthusiastic about her subject. Worth a visit

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New Westminster, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you enjoy Mexican food, this restaurant has a well-rounded basic menu and friendly staff. The decor is typical of older Mexican restaurants, but it does lend itself to quiet conversation.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This museum is a treasure chest stuffed full of heirloom items, incredible stories abound, The many rooms are add-ons at different levels and heights, a very unique experience. A must: back up for a picture with the tallest Indian I've ever seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have been to Desert Hot Springs on several occasions and somehow have missed this Gem of the desert. The tour was entertaining and informative rolled into one.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a very interesting place to visit...Cabot was quite the guy as was his family....everything from high brow society in the East to Alaska to Desert Hot Springs , California...quite enjoyed it! Anyone who thinks they are good recyclers should visit this home...he used and reused everything in very inventive ways! I totally reccomend this four!

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El Monte, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One of the original settlements in DHS. There is a giant Indian head sculpture that is kinda freaky. A weather rock. And selected areas of the homestead where Mr. Cabot lived.

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Orange County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to the Cabot Pueblo Museum several times. It is an excellent, out of the way, museum, off the beaten path. It is a well worth a visit. The first time I always suggest the guided tour for first time visitors. The Pueblo was originally built as the eclectic home of the man, Cabot Yerxa, who discovered the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you are in the Palm Desert Area, or Palm Springs and had nothing to do, check this museum nearby. It's a little museum with interesting facts about how hot springs in the area was discovered, developed and metamorphosed of what it is in the present. Xabot Yerxa's house is something! Crudely done but I think he put all his... More 

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