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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

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Address: 219 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
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This museum traces the history of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla...

This museum traces the history of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

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Cultural appreciation visit

This little museum provides an insight into the local Indian culture. The emphasis is on the basket weaving which is truly amazing. How did they do it? Where did they learn the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cranbrook, Canada
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is set back from the road, together with other interesting buildings. There were pictures of basket- making and actual baskets in various stages of progress. Outside there was a tiny garden of herbs and other plants used by local Indians. I'm afraid that the museum lacked interest

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California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum itself was very modern and felt cool due to the heat but there wasn't much to it at all. There was a portion of it closed so the only thing open was a basket display of about 5 baskets and the outdoor plant display which was also small. The baskets were beautiful though and admission was "free" except... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum frequently changes exhibits so you'll want to return when you can. Excellent docents who willingly share their wealth of information about the Agua Caliente Band of indians.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little museum provides an insight into the local Indian culture. The emphasis is on the basket weaving which is truly amazing. How did they do it? Where did they learn the art? These questions came up as we looked closely at the fine work that had gone into the intricate weaving of these beautiful baskets and vessels. The video... More 

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Thank Daryl S
Oak Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This museum showcases a variety of baskets and weaving items made by the Cahuilla tribe basket makers from of ancient times. The smallest basket on display is so minute that it has to be seen with a magnifying glass. Some baskets are for sale but very expensive, I believe due to the amount of work, time, creativity, and quality that... More 

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Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I liked very much the current exhibition: Wowen Stories - Baskets of the Cahuilla. The topic was connected with a very interesting way to the wider knowledge of Cahuilla people. All the best for the new museum project!

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Thank 698villep
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The museum gave plenty of information about the tribes baskets. Wish it gave more information about the tribes history and culture.

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Emeryville CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I got there on the first day of a new exhibit on basket weaving, and enjoyed seeing the beautiful baskets, and learning about them. I'm told that there are are plans for a much larger museum, which should be able to house a much larger array of displays of the Agua Caliente band's culture and traditional ways. I hope to... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely museum. Came here in August and loved it so brought a friend and they had a different display so we were pleasantly surprised.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Currently located on what is called "The Village Green" right on Palm Canyon Drive along with some restored old homes, the museum focuses on the native American culture and history in the area. It has revolving exhibits. The current exhibit is on the relationship between Black Americans and the native population. It was very informative. They are planning to move... More 

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