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“a bizarre place”

Cabot's Pueblo Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Palm Springs, CA
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“a bizarre place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

It's hard to describe this place, now on the National Register of Historic Places. It's just weird. There is no food served.

Visited June 2012
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English first
San Gabriel, California
1 review
“One of the best museums in California!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

I came with my husband and didn't really know what to expect but we got there just in time for a tour. Decided why not? You'll be blown away by the life and creations of this man! We've been coming to the desert for over 5 years and visit multiple museums annually but have never been here. This is hands down the best museum in the valley! So glad we stumbled upon it! This museum is definitely worth the drive no matter where you are in the valley. Also make sure you take a stroll up to the upper garden to take in the view! The gift shop is great too! The staff is very courteous and helpful. If you take a tour, try to see if Ellie is around to take you - she was very personable! Even helped us find other things to do in the valley we didn't know about!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Camilla F
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Encinitas, California, United States
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Open the freakin' door!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

I would have loved to have reviewed this place properly, except for the fact that it's closed. I wouldn't have cared, but with the amount of literature and ads everywhere, including even the street signs pointing to the place, I was really excited to go. It even looks cool on the outside. So...it says clearly outside "9am - 1 pm". So, get there Monday at 11 am. Closed. Try again on Tuesday at 11:50. Closed again. What the ####?
I even called the number, it just rings, then there's this static and it finally hangs up. Really? You can't even create a voice mail message saying what's going on? Lame.

Perhaps this place is officially closed, perhaps it's just run by lazy imbeciles. The point is...if you're going to run a business, learn how to communicate!

I'm pissed I didn't get to see this and so are the other cars that drove up and looked perplexed!

Visited June 2012
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Twentynine Palms, California
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Check it out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

This place is awesome. The history is so interesting and the collection of artifacts is amazing.
This is a must see if you are visiting the area.
Great value for money and lovely grounds to wander through.
You can't buy food or drinks here but if you do a tour you do get a complimentary bottle of mineral water.

Visited May 2012
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Los Angeles
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“the most interesting museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

I was amazed by the information we received on the tour. Highly recommend taking one and learning lots of interesting information.

Visited May 2012
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