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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

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67616 Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-4114
+1 760-329-7610
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Quirky - Embellishment- odd

Cabot lead an interesting life. A world traveler - a entrepreneur- scavenger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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More history of man himself than of thexarea

Though very informative on life of Cabot was expecting to learn more about area itself. Would not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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67616 Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-4114
+1 760-329-7610
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cabot lead an interesting life. A world traveler - a entrepreneur- scavenger extraordinaire! $13.00 to tour a few rooms of his self constructed Pueblo? Just watch the recording inside the attached gift store. Hiking 7 mikes to fill his canteen or carrying a eight pound...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though very informative on life of Cabot was expecting to learn more about area itself. Would not recommend visiting without tour as not much to see on grounds. Staff was friendly and knowledgable lots of detail on eccentric man's life but not all I hoped

Thank xcskir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless Desert Hot Springs is your destination, I recommend going there when in the Palm Springs area...it’s a strangely interesting story and even if you don’t get the tour because of time, the place is just terrific. The museum area has a video so you...More

Thank Kfrutchey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is extremely interesting and full of history....especially Cabot's personal family history. Tie that into Desert Hot Springs,CA history and now it's even more interesting and relevant. Beautiful gift shop, knowledgeable volunteers and the grounds...it's a full day of fun for everybody. Highly recommended!

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the museum just to have a look around. Took the tour with a very knowledgeable guide. It is actually kind of amazing what this man built and did with his life.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit since we appreciated it so much the first time. The tour docents were excellent. There is a charge for the tour & well worth it. Lots of areas of interest outside to explore on your own for free. Nice gift shop as...More

Thank adora01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through Groupon and really enjoyed it with out 12 & 13 year old. This guy really lived during his life. Our guide Mike was awesome and full of information.

Thank Dustin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inspirational to hear the life story and see the fruits of Cabot's labor. If you are a do-it-yourself-er you will appreciate it!

Thank ArtNatureLvr
Reviewed January 9, 2018

This is an experience you will remember. Not only are the grounds and the building desert-serene, but the history of the person, Cabot, and the place are very inspiring and interesting. In the gift shop you will see museum quality art and artifact pieces, original...More

Thank MiriamwithLove
Reviewed December 28, 2017

wonderful info and place great gift shop! my kiddos learned a bunch and got to explore the desert and buildings and see photos and great info and fun place to explore

Thank acashewmomi
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Teri T
February 1, 2018|
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Response from richardderothschild | Reviewed this property |
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Jacinta D
August 4, 2017|
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Response from Ingrid W | Reviewed this property |
Under an hour
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Larry S |
Yes, if you want to go on the guided tour. $12