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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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Decided to check this place out with friends. We toured the grounds and watched part of the video about Cabot. Unfortunately we were not there at the right time to do a tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chelan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Decided to check this place out with friends. We toured the grounds and watched part of the video about Cabot. Unfortunately we were not there at the right time to do a tour. But definitely will be returning to do the tour. Be sure and check touring times before planning your trip.

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Cranbrook, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were very glad we visited Cabot's Pueblo museum and took the guided tour. You can see the grounds for free but Julie, our guide made the story of Cabot's life come alive as we toured the buildings he made from found materials. He was a fascinating character and hearing his story and seeing his museum was very worthwhile.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We are staying in Palm Desert, CA and decided this was close enough (approx. 45 minutes away) for a half day visit. The first impression I had of the Pueblo from the outside was it appeared a disjointed assembly of rooms built together. And this is essentially true. Cabot Yerxa built the Pueblo with whatever he could find in the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We didn't take the guided tour which looked interesting we just didn't have the time. We did LOVE discovering all the plants around the museum. Also pretty cool gift shop. If I had room in my suitcase I would have brought home some rugs!

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Dryden, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

nice, small, interesting place to check out for a short outing. Nice little gift shop (pricey though)

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South Pasadena, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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