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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 2013
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, 5,000 square feet and includes 35 rooms, 150 windows... more » 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. « less
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San Marcos, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The building and grounds are something else, but the stories and history behind this place are an inspiration and a tribute to what a man can do. You have to do the tour. The Docents are so full of interesting stories about the character that built this place that it makes the drive there worth while. I have never seen... More

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Worth the visit, even better when they have something going on like clay pot making and firing.They have a short outside desert walk also.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Cabot Museum is a great place to visit whether to take a tour of the pueblo or to walk the grounds. The grounds provide amazing views of San Jacinto Mountain and as well as the valley floor. The historical tour explains how one man's dream became a reality in the one of a kind adobe structure that once served... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The pueblo was very interesting as were the stories in the exhibits. Very colorful plants and landscaping

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Ventura, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

it was really neat, gave a lot of history on DHS and the discovery of the waters! A piece of history that truly should be visited!! Good for all visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A great side trip for those visiting Palm Springs area (about 30 minutes away) and a fascinating look at a pioneer land grant recipient who created a desert masterpiece out of recycled materials.

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Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Small, local museum loaded with history (be sure to see the video in doors) and local stories. Museum offers a guided tour which is the only way to see the interior of Cabot's pueblo.

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Glendora, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very interesting info on the town's founder, and the mineral waters. The docents were very friendly, and the gift shop had lots of neat little treasures!

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

it is free, a small museum. I guess it was the first hotel in Desert Hot Springs. Indian instruments, old buildings, the statue of Indian head.

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Huntington Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very unusual place, no charge unless you take the tour. Hard to describe, suggest you look at the website. Well worth the trip. Serene. Ecologists/Environmentalists would love this place - I did.

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