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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

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Address: 67616 Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-4114
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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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This house is an example of one man's ingenuity in working with what he found to create his "castle". Build out in the middle of no where originally. Water was critical and had to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Tappahannock, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An unusual story of a determined man Cabot Yerxa who sought to settle in the desert Palm Springs area before anyone was there and discovered the hot and cold water coming out of the San Andreas fault fissures using a divining rod to make this a hot spring resort. He built his Hopi inspired 5,000 sq ft home with dozens... More 

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Thank northernneckinn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This house is an example of one man's ingenuity in working with what he found to create his "castle". Build out in the middle of no where originally. Water was critical and had to be hauled in for drinking and cooking. Not war from all of the Desert Hot Springs Hot Mineral Spas and very year 3 Bunch Palms Spa,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun history lesson! Amazing what Cabot did in the middle of a hot and dry desert. Great volunteer docents. The chief carving is amazing. You won't be sorry.

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Thank Olyrich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cabot's Pueblo Museum is a great museum to visit with your family, friends, or significant other. The outside of the museum is lovely to walk around in, offering a gorgeous view of the mountains when you walk up the hill. The buildings were old but appeared well kept. The art from local artists in the gift shop were beautiful!

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New Paltz, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry to say but we did not take guided tour as we would have had to wait half an hour. However, really enjoyed learning about the adventuresome fellow who discovered the hot springs in Desert Hot Springs. The grounds were lovely.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small outside yard area for exploring plants and old machinery. To tour main building requires a fee. Guided tours are available at defined times and recommended to get the full history lesson. Interesting but not highly impressive.

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had no clue about the history of Desert Hot Springs and am so glad we visited this little museum because I learned how the town was started. The museum is fantastic and a testament to Cabot, who never gave up and had a very interesting life.

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Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit this place you must take the guided tour of the house. The story behind the man that built the museum is fascinating as well as the early history of Desert Hot Springs. Mia did a wonderful job as our tour guide. The last tour when we were there was 2.30 pm so make sure you arrive early... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cabot's Pueblo Museum is a great place to start your history lesson on the Coachella Valley. You can learn how the valley was formed over millions of years, learn how is was discovered and by whom. You can learn all about the hot springs and how they became the focal point of future visitors. Parking is great, the staff... More 

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Nanaimo, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small museum and house to tour, built by one of Desert Hot Spring's first citizens, Cabot Yerxa in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was a pioneer in the town, and traveled by mule scavenging materials to build the house. The museum has very high quality art work, and the museum brings in artists and... More 

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