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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

67616 E. Desert View Avenue, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
760-329-7610
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The structure is hand-made, created from reclaimed and found objects. The Pueblo is four-stories...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cabot's Pueblo museum is really a tribute to Cabot Yerxa. (Aren't you clad they named it after his first name?) The pueblo is is old house, and it is quite unique. The city of Desert Hot Springs owns it now. The tour only takes you through a few rooms of the house; most of the tour time is taken up... More 

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Pelham, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I just don't get it - I read the other raving reviews and made the drive into Desert Hot Springs to see this museum with anticipation. This seems more like a collection of junk in sheds and a few strange structures than a museum. I would call it an eccentric man's pursuit. Don't waste your time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Be sure to take the tour, it's very informative with an in depth history of Mr. Cabot's life and a glimpse inside his amazing home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We liked it all. Could have spent longer than the couple hours we had, but it sure is a neat place. We like these museums anyways, but this was so worth the visit, we just should have allowed more time.

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

my curiosity got the best of me otherwise we would have passed on this place. Set in a subdivision, it Pueblo. It is small and you should take the tour. But max tour size is 12 and I think there are only 4 tours a day. Docent presents a non-stop presentation on both the man and the place for 55... More 

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Ridgehaven
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Arrived and went into the information center/ souvenir shop. Told to look around for free, but a guided tour of the peublo was $10 each. Was satisfied with walking around and looking. Nice to be given options rather than being asked to hand over your money before you know if there is anything that interests you.

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Dana Point, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

They close early in the summer. 9am to 1pm. Glad we went and checked it out though looking forward to spending more time learning some more fun facts. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Cabot was really the founder of DHS - he was one of the original homesteaders and he kept coming back. Be sure to check their website for tour times. You can only go in when on a guided tour.

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Grandview
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In the middle of the desert, by springs of hot and cold water, Cabot Yerxa built a pueblo from materials he found in many places. In this pueblo are artifacts from his many journeys that took him to Alaska, China and over the world. He was an entrepreneur of the first water and made his money in the beginning selling... More 

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Thousand Oaks
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This unique museum is a relatively unknown, not-meant-to-be-kept secret located in Desert Hot Springs, just a 20 or 30 minute drive from the Palm Springs - Palm Desert communities. It's an amazing outdoor museum with an equally amazing indoor touring part that isn't like anything you've ever before seen. And the art-gift shop is not to be missed, which features... More 

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