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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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Fun and Full of History

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We loved this place, especially the large sculpted Indian head outside and the wonderful cactus in the garden. It's nice that someone wants to keep this place alive. Well played!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing, modern day (early 1900's) pioneer. Multi-talented, creative builder of a one-of-a-kind home.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

good history lesson, about DHS It is by appointment and very personal. Most people do not take the time to learn the history of the places they visit. I recommend this Muemum

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Chelan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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