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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, 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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Grandview
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I love all things desert. Here in the USA and in many other countries. We try to take advantage of any opportunity afforded us to learn about the history and people of any given desert. Cabot's Pueblo Museum proved to be a wealth of information and fascination. Yes it does cost $11.00 per person but it is... More

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Sparks
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is the place to learn how dry, sandy desert became the spa city it is today. In 1914 Cabot Yerxa walked 7 miles each way for water. The hot and cold water wells he developed started Desert Hot Springs (DHS). A video, maps & photos and a guided tour give the history of the founding of DHS. I thoroughly... More

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San Marcos, California
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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