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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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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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Fascinating Hopi Indian museum

The tour is Outstanding. The guide was knowledgable, friendly and loves his history. The grounds are very pretty and the gift shop is outstanding. Brought guests from Canada and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Virginia Beach, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is Outstanding. The guide was knowledgable, friendly and loves his history. The grounds are very pretty and the gift shop is outstanding. Brought guests from Canada and they thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real authentic treat! I have been visiting and revisiting Cabot's since I was a child. You can feel the Indian spirit all around you in this place. At night the pueblo makes sounds that have me believing in ghosts! I love this place!

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most unique museums I've ever visited. The guy who built it was such a character with an incredible life story. Don't want to give anything away, just go see it. Fascinating.

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Adrian, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Take the $13 tour to get many details of Cabot and the history of his life and the area. He was at the Alaska Gold Rush, homesteaded in the desert, cooked for Dwight Eisenhower, studied art in France, and was behind the founding of Desert Hot Springs. Along the way he built this home/museum/pueblo replica by hand. The grounds have... More 

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Boracay, PH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We turned up just 20 minutes before closing time so we couldn't do the full tour. The outside is free to walk around. Very interesting and unusual as museums go. If you're passing by, I'd recommend the few miles off I-10 to visit.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have to admit that Cabot's Pueblo Museum reminded me of Don Quixote charging the windmills - Cabot had a dream which he made into reality. Having an architectural background I guess I am more critical of architectural creations than most so I was not really impressed with the architecture as much as the stamina and someone's dream of creating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to check this place out and were pretty impressed. We didn't tour the museum but there is plenty to look at on the 2 acres of land that they have.

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Laguna Hills, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a small museum that captures the life of pueblo living back in the day. We did the self guided tour (free) and pretty much saw the place in 30 minutes. The guided tour happens a couple times/day and probably gives a lot more information about life at the pueblo. Regardless, my 14 year old son and I had... More 

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Manteca, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you are in the area it is worth a stop. You can walk the grounds and read about the history for free. There is a tour of the house for a fee.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Cabot Yerxa (1883-1965) is one of the most captivating characters you'll ever learn about. His soldier-of-fortune story, spanning the globe from New England to Alaska, Cuba to France, is one for the record books. He ended up here, cobbling together this labyrinthine house from mostly scavenged materials and homesteading in what was one of the harshest, most forbidden landscapes in... More 

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