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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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Fascinating history of the man and his building

This place must be seen with the tour, which is well worth the money. The story of Cabot Yerxa (from its Dutch origin Jurcksen) is fascinating, and starts well before his... read more

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place must be seen with the tour, which is well worth the money. The story of Cabot Yerxa (from its Dutch origin Jurcksen) is fascinating, and starts well before his settling in the desert. This project shows something of the amazing determination of the pioneers and their wives. This place is an historical gem.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I had a great time visiting this museum as part of our stay in Desert Hot Springs. The museum was once the residence of Cabot Yerxa. The museum has 35 rooms, 150 windows and 65 doors built with many re-purposed materials he collected throughout the desert. It is a must-see when traveling in Desert Hot Springs.

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 15 December 2016

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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