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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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Funky Little Old Place

One of the original settlements in DHS. There is a giant Indian head sculpture that is kinda freaky. A weather rock. And selected areas of the homestead where Mr. Cabot lived.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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El Monte, California, United States
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El Monte, California, United States
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the original settlements in DHS. There is a giant Indian head sculpture that is kinda freaky. A weather rock. And selected areas of the homestead where Mr. Cabot lived.

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Orange County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been to the Cabot Pueblo Museum several times. It is an excellent, out of the way, museum, off the beaten path. It is a well worth a visit. The first time I always suggest the guided tour for first time visitors. The Pueblo was originally built as the eclectic home of the man, Cabot Yerxa, who discovered the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you are in the Palm Desert Area, or Palm Springs and had nothing to do, check this museum nearby. It's a little museum with interesting facts about how hot springs in the area was discovered, developed and metamorphosed of what it is in the present. Xabot Yerxa's house is something! Crudely done but I think he put all his... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Must see! Days later, we continue to talk about Cabot Yerxa, his amazing life and spirit, his intellect and ingenuity, the “pueblo” he built from detritus and found objects “harvested” from the surrounding area, his respect for the environment and for the native peoples he met throughout his travels, and more. We arrived early and were so fortunate to have... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I had pretty low expectations visiting the pueblo. However, the story behind it all was fascinating. I ended up thoroughly enjoying the tour and story telling. Worth a stop if you are in DHS.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I liked the property for the interesting buildings, desert plants and the opportunity to take beautiful photographs.

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Yosemite, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Go visit this place. You'll meet characters whose lives were more extraordinary than any in fiction. I bought all the books and the DVD about Cabot Yerxa, his family and friends, and early life in what later became Desert Hot Springs (after he found the incredible water there!)

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This amazing place is built of recycled items. It is so inovating and was designed by 1 man!!. Everywhere you look such creative ideas for living in the desert extremes. Cabot Yerxa was such an interesting person who was thinking way ahead of his time. There is always something going on in the courtyard. I have been back many times... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Way up on Desert View Avenue is a historical gem. Cabot's Pueblo Museum with it's quaint Trading Post and Gallery are rich in Native American and local history. The grounds are unique and yet fitting for the desert environment. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend to friends and family alike.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Cabot Yerxa, who built this fascinating place out of all recycled materials, was an original homesteader in 1913 and then built this one-of-a-kind place from the early 1940's until his death in the 1960's. It would be a waste of time to come here and not take the wonderful guided tour, which is $11, $9 for seniors. There is so... More 

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Address: Address: 67616 E. Desert View Avenue, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone Number: 760-329-7610
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Desert Hot Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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