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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.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Cabot Museum is a great place to visit whether to take a tour of the pueblo or to walk the grounds. The grounds provide amazing views of San Jacinto Mountain and as well as the valley floor. The historical tour explains how one man's dream became a reality in the one of a kind adobe structure that once served as a trading post. Today you can buy crafts from local artisans as well as pottery from the Mata Ortiz potters in Mexico and silver jewelry. When visiting the Coachella Valley, the museum is a nice change from the golf, glitz and glamor of the surrounding desert cities, providing a glimpse of how the valley's settlers lived. Local history site for anyone interested in the desert.

2  Thank spatowngirl2014
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

The pueblo was very interesting as were the stories in the exhibits. Very colorful plants and landscaping

1  Thank yesiamaswede
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

it was really neat, gave a lot of history on DHS and the discovery of the waters! A piece of history that truly should be visited!! Good for all visit!

1  Thank Linda L
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

A great side trip for those visiting Palm Springs area (about 30 minutes away) and a fascinating look at a pioneer land grant recipient who created a desert masterpiece out of recycled materials.

2  Thank Veewat
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Small, local museum loaded with history (be sure to see the video in doors) and local stories. Museum offers a guided tour which is the only way to see the interior of Cabot's pueblo.

2  Thank SjNM123
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