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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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+1 760-329-7610
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09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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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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Interesting look at history

We visited the museum though had not been aware that we could only see the inside of this quirky house without being on a tour. Their tours are limited to 12 people so plan ahead... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Claremont, California
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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the museum though had not been aware that we could only see the inside of this quirky house without being on a tour. Their tours are limited to 12 people so plan ahead a bit. We needed to come back a different day for an hour tour but it was worth it. Mike who led the tour was... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For anyone interested in the local history and desert architecture, this is a must see. Cabot's history is extremely interesting from the family's origins in Holland to being retail entrepreneurs in North Dakota, Minnesota to Seattle, to the gold rush in Nome Alaska to citrus farming in Riverside County to homesteading in the desert. There are many interesting artefacts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a tour we were the only two on the tour of the home. Really interesting home. Everyone is really nice and informative learned a lot about the history of the area. They have a really lovely quaint gift shop everyone was friendly and helpful. It is a one time visit place. Stayed at Miracle Manor Retreat across the... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must see all hand made place that has been located in desert hot springs for over 50 years and is full of history.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great tour and very interesting to visit, good parking, helpful staff., very nice gift shop, prices are reasonable also.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit the digs of this unusual inventive fellow, trash adobe mansion from his prospective-35 rooms in 1500 Sq. Ft., docents are excellent with family history and development and explained the development of this area when Cabot located water in the earthquake faults in the area. Otherwise this area of the desert would never have been developed-the kind of guy that... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had always wanted to visit simply based on photographs and I am so glad I finally went. My husband and I went on a Saturday afternoon and had a lovely tour with Lecia as our guide. Lecia made the visit that much more wonderful. She did a great job telling stories of Cabot and you could tell she loved... More 

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Photos in the main residential part are not allowed, so it is difficult to see beforehand the many interesting telltale ingredients of the Cabot Yerxa recipe. Let's just say it is comprised of many, varied tasty morsels that reflect a smorgasbord of interests. We used a discount voucher from another site, but the tour was surely worth the regular price.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This has some relics of the deserts culture and indigenous art. It's a must - just to see the structure and the gift shop if adorable. Unforgettable !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

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

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