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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Local legend, Cabot Yerxa arrived in the desert In 1913, but it wasn't until the 40's in Desert Hot Springs that Yerxa built his dream, an Indian Pueblo in honor of the Hopi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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South Pasadena, California
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South Pasadena, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Local legend, Cabot Yerxa arrived in the desert In 1913, but it wasn't until the 40's in Desert Hot Springs that Yerxa built his dream, an Indian Pueblo in honor of the Hopi people. The structure is made primarily of salvaged lumber, found objects, recycled parts, and other aged treasures. It was constructed almost entirely by Yerxa. A sign says... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just drove by this place a couple of times so thought would drop in to take a look. Very cool and different. The tour was great.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cabot, a renegade descendant from the famous Boston family, began to build his remarkable home in the 1920s, using recycled materials after his adventures in Alaska, the southwest and points in between. At his wife's request, he included a platform for flying saucer landings. His life was fascinating, and his former home is truly a unique and interesting stop in... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ok people, if you are ANYWHERE near Desert Hot Springs, take the time to stop in and see this place. Cabot Yerxes was a genius, an incredible entrepreneur, an artist and a humanitarian. He also had a double scoop of true GRIT. He was a man who made things happen and was not afraid to take some risks in getting... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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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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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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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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