Fodor's Expert Review Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Desert Hot Springs Family

One of the first homesteaders in Desert Hot Springs, Cabot Yerxa, the man often credited with "discovering" the hot springs the Cahuilla Indians had known about for centuries, built a quirky, 35-room, Hopi-inspired pueblo by hand using reclaimed and found materials between 1941 and his death in 1965. Now a museum, the adobe structure is filled with memorabilia from Yerxa's wild life, including his encounters with Hollywood celebrities and his expedition to the Alaskan gold rush. The inside of the home can only be seen on self-guided audio tours, but grounds-only tickets are also available.

Family Historical Historic Home

Quick Facts

67616 E. Desert View Ave.
Desert Hot Springs, California  92240, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $13 for home tour, grounds-only $5, Closed Mon. Oct.–May 31, Mon. and Sun. June–Sept. 30, Tour slots available every ½ hr

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