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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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I had pretty low expectations visiting the pueblo. However, the story behind it all was fascinating. I ended up thoroughly enjoying the tour and story telling. Worth a stop if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had pretty low expectations visiting the pueblo. However, the story behind it all was fascinating. I ended up thoroughly enjoying the tour and story telling. Worth a stop if you are in DHS.

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Palm Desert, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I liked the property for the interesting buildings, desert plants and the opportunity to take beautiful photographs.

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Yosemite, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Go visit this place. You'll meet characters whose lives were more extraordinary than any in fiction. I bought all the books and the DVD about Cabot Yerxa, his family and friends, and early life in what later became Desert Hot Springs (after he found the incredible water there!)

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This amazing place is built of recycled items. It is so inovating and was designed by 1 man!!. Everywhere you look such creative ideas for living in the desert extremes. Cabot Yerxa was such an interesting person who was thinking way ahead of his time. There is always something going on in the courtyard. I have been back many times... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Way up on Desert View Avenue is a historical gem. Cabot's Pueblo Museum with it's quaint Trading Post and Gallery are rich in Native American and local history. The grounds are unique and yet fitting for the desert environment. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend to friends and family alike.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Cabot Yerxa, who built this fascinating place out of all recycled materials, was an original homesteader in 1913 and then built this one-of-a-kind place from the early 1940's until his death in the 1960's. It would be a waste of time to come here and not take the wonderful guided tour, which is $11, $9 for seniors. There is so... More 

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Mesa AZ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A long drive from Palm Springs, but worth the visit. The Indian sculpture is huge and phenomenal. The architecture of the pueblo is very interesting. We did not take the tour, because of the time element. They have a gift shop, which has some very interesting items. Would recommend a visit.

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Palm Desert, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We all had a great time listening to the well informed volunteers. Detailing the history of Mr. Cabot. So much to see and learn about this early Desert Hot Springs settler.

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our visit was one of those unexpected surprises. The tour started on time and with a group of around 15. The tour guide was an experienced and very knowledgeable about the Cabot and his family. The rooms toured are very small and our recommendation to the museum would be to reduce the number of attendees for a more effective tour.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was my second visit to Cabot's Pueblo Museum. I feel privileged to have been able to see this sight twice. The tour is a must. Our guide was extremely informative about the history of the area and the Cabot family. The pueblo itself and the man who built it are equally fascinating. A small slice of American entrepreneurial spirit... More 

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