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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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This museum is a treasure chest stuffed full of heirloom items, incredible stories abound, The many rooms are add-ons at different levels and heights, a very unique experience. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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New Westminster, B.C.
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy Mexican food, this restaurant has a well-rounded basic menu and friendly staff. The decor is typical of older Mexican restaurants, but it does lend itself to quiet conversation.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This museum is a treasure chest stuffed full of heirloom items, incredible stories abound, The many rooms are add-ons at different levels and heights, a very unique experience. A must: back up for a picture with the tallest Indian I've ever seen.

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riverside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have been to Desert Hot Springs on several occasions and somehow have missed this Gem of the desert. The tour was entertaining and informative rolled into one.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a very interesting place to visit...Cabot was quite the guy as was his family....everything from high brow society in the East to Alaska to Desert Hot Springs , California...quite enjoyed it! Anyone who thinks they are good recyclers should visit this home...he used and reused everything in very inventive ways! I totally reccomend this four!

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El Monte, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Additional Information about Cabot's Pueblo Museum

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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