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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

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Address: 67616 Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-4114
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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Wonderful exhibit of native American artifacts. Amazing that one person was able to create this and in these circumstances

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Edam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful exhibit of native American artifacts. Amazing that one person was able to create this and in these circumstances

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short drive from Palm Springs, visiting Cabot's Pueblo Museum is a fantastic experience. The house is built entirely from reclaimed materials. The only way to see inside the house is with a tour guide and ours was excellent. Her knowledge of Cabot Yerxa was second to none. The museum is not open every day so check before visiting, but... More 

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place! Showed up about 10am, it was already 111 degrees, so didn't get much hiking in. Place has amazing vibe. Toured the grounds, the house was not open for tours & the gift shop was closed. Sat under a big tree and watched the scampering baby Quails & cotton tails. Will definitely return.

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Thank Mia A
Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great piece of history of Cabot and Hot Desert Springs. Get a complimentary pass from front desk of Two Bunch Palms when staying there....a great museum you would never know existed and very interesting.

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Visit the pueblo to learn about the beginnings of Desert Hot Springs and about the fascinating life of the man who built the pueblo. You can explore the grounds for free, but paying the very reasonable fee for the docent tour of the pueblo is well worth the money.

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Love going to the Cabots, so very interesting, although the museum itself is not handicap friendly but in the gift shop area they do have a movie of the tour for your viewing which I Loved, cause I have a fear of small tight places and the climb inside...It is a amazing place to visit.. The garden are is wheel... More 

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Virginia Beach, Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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Thank SueVirginiaBeach_Va
Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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Thank Jackie S
Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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