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Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Sights

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

  • 67-616 E. Desert View Ave. Map It
  • Desert Hot Springs

Updated 05/08/2015

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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, walk the grounds to a lookout with amazing desert views.

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67-616 E. Desert View Ave., at Eliseo Rd., Desert Hot Springs, California, 92240, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $11
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–4; tours 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30

Updated 05/08/2015


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