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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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If you like history this is the place for you!

This museum is located next door to Ruddy's museum and in the same complex as the Palm springs Historical Society, This is a trifecta of interesting things to do, especially on a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
drsoozie
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is located next door to Ruddy's museum and in the same complex as the Palm springs Historical Society, This is a trifecta of interesting things to do, especially on a hot day. We were greeted by a very friendly docent, Don. While the museum is small it is packed with information about the local indigent people, and their... More 

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wisconsin
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but interesting museum with a lovely garden in the back highlighting plants used by the Agua Caliente Indians in their lives. Some beautiful gift items also. Enjoyed our visit. Located in the center of Palm Springs near the Village Heritage Center

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Edmonds, WA
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625 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum while quite small has a top quality layout and presentation usually found in much larger settings. The exhibit educates visitors to the often forgotten history of local Native Americans with a focus on the form and function of their basket weaving artistry. We will return again when we have more time to read about each piece on display... More 

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Redlands, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, this museum is tiny, but at least there's SOMETHING out there that tells us about the original inhabitants of Palm Springs. We loved the live native plants & uses garden and Coahuila condo in back, loved the basket exhibit, loved the useful collection of books on local indian ways, and LOVED the very knowledgeable docent (been working there 18... More 

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Montreal
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187 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Excellent information provided by the docent, this is a lovely little museum with a nice variety of displays and a nice selection of high quality items for purchase.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A small museum but very nice exhibits that highlight the local indigenous people and their surroundings. Well maintained exhibits. Impressive collection of baskets with an interesting history. Friendly staff and volunteers make this a nice experience.

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121 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum (ACCM), Palm Springs – Mar. 20/17 ACCM is located in the heart of the tourist strip (S. Palm Canyon Dr.) in downtown Palm Springs, CA right next door to the oldest and second-oldest houses and Ruddy’s General Store Museum in Palm Springs, CA This little art museum featured an Indian basket weaving art exhibit when we... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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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