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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Cabot's Pueblo Museum Review

Cabot Yerxa, the man who found the spring that made Desert Hot Springs famous, built a quirky four-story, 35-room pueblo between 1939 and his death in 1965. Now a museum run by the city of Desert Hot Springs—Yerxa was the town's first mayor—the Hopi-inspired adobe structure is filled with memorabilia of his time as a homesteader; his encounters with Hollywood celebrities at the nearby Bar-H Ranch; his expedition to the Alaskan gold rush; and many other events. The home, much of it crafted out of materials Yerxa recycled from the desert, can only be seen on hour-long tours. Outside, you can walk the beautiful grounds to a lookout with amazing desert views.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 67-616 E. Desert View Ave., at Eliseo Rd. Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
  • Phone: 760/329–7610
  • Cost: $11
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–4, tours 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30
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  • Location: Desert Hot Springs
Updated: 05-21-2013

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