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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

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Address: 67616 Desert View Ave, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-4114
Phone Number: +1 760-329-7610
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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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A very unexpected pleasure of an museum experience the guild was knowledgeable and totally engaging.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very unexpected pleasure of an museum experience the guild was knowledgeable and totally engaging.

1 Thank Kenneth B
Papillion, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the time to visit Cabot's. This museum is one of the most unique places I have visited and the back story is fascinating. If you can, take the tour. Our tour guide, Mia, was extremely knowledgeable and her passion comes through.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From their website "Nestled in the scenic hills of Desert Hot Springs, a Hopi-inspired pueblo sits against a hillside. Not just any pueblo, but one built with re-purposed materials he collected throughout the desert. Cabot’s pueblo spreads an impressive 5,000 square feet, divided into 35 rooms and adorned with 150 windows and 65 doors." It is a bit our of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Finding this museum was such a treat! Cabot Yerxa was an amazing adventurer. This place is so much fun to explore. Do the 1-hour tour. The back story is fascinating! I highly recommend this museum!

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Sunshine Coast, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this little museum after reading about Cabot in "Celebrities in Hiding" by Audrey Moe - a great read by the way. The docent (Mike - I think) who led the tour was very knowledgable and brought Cabot's adventures to life. You can go into part of the pueblo for free, but I recommend spending the $13 to have... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction will tell you everything you wanted to know about the Pueblo Indians and the construction of the buildings back in the 1800's. The tour guide really knew her stuff and made the experience worth the time. I would say this is not a good tour or kids as there is not much to do and you are limited... More 

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Emeryville CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cabot's Pueblo Museum is one of the most unusual places I've ever been to. The man was a genius, way ahead of his time, in environmental terms. Reduce, Re-use, Recycle was implemented here, years before it became a concept in the environmental movement. In fact, years before the environmental movement was formulated as a movement!!! And the ecclectic style of... More 

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Whitewater, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for anyone curious about the history of the Coachella Valley. A really interesting guy's really amazing house that he built with found materials.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in the area visiting family, we were invited to tour this Museum with them. What a pleasant surprise! While some parts of the museum are available for free, we found the tour worth the nominal fee we paid to participate. We were extremely impressed with our knowledgeable docent, Judy, who clearly had a passion for this place and the... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love the history and detail that was covered, what work and determination that went into building, maintaining, and saving the pueblo. Just loved the story of the hot- rollers too!

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