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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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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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What a guy that Cabot was! Got to visit.

Great docent tour of the Pueblo. Rich description of his life and times. Wonderful gift shop with local crafts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2012
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Placerville, California
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Placerville, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Great docent tour of the Pueblo. Rich description of his life and times. Wonderful gift shop with local crafts.

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LaQuinta, Ca.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I liked it very much -- old doors of different sizes, holes in the walls for the snakes to get in and out -- hot water and cold water there in one natural setting -- this is truly a place not to be missed -- such history

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Stamford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Great guide, Cabot was an amazing Renaissance man, and his story is very compelling. His understanding of Native Americans was way beyond most of his generation and those following.

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Joshua Tree, California
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37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

They are not open all the time and the tours are not available sometimes. Check before you come to see if they are running tours.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

wonderful docents, excellent tour guide. new services added every year it seems. like the handicapp accescability, landscaping is gettng better too, and improved.

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

If you go to Palm Springs, drive the few miles and go to Indian Hot Springs and visit the Cabot Pueblo Museum. It's free unless you take the tour. Well worth the trip. Just walk around and take in all unique features. If you love old structures you won't be disappointed. The cactus were in bloom and there are many... More 

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Anaheim
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

What a treasure we found. This is a very unique museum. Love the feel of the place. Very authentic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

The museum is a worthwhile stop. First you will learn about the lifestyle of past generations, especially of the people living in desert. But, the highlight is definitely in learning about Cabot. He was a multi-faceted man with many interests and talents. Learn about his courtship and marriage to his wife. She was unique and someone who was ahead of... More 

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Ballyheigue, Ireland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The place looks like a dustbowl with a 40 foot totem carved from a 15 foot diameter redwood, but you are in for a treat. Take the tour and get to know Cabot Xerxes. Talk about someone who made the most of his life! From the privileged families of New England to Gold Rush Alaske, to WWI, to 2 spans... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

My husband, adult daughter and I visited the Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs in December 2011. What an incredible place. Hard to describe but our guide was interesting and knew the history of the place. Nice shop to browse. Why not visit............... it's interesting and something to do while staying in Palm Springs.

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