Fodor's Expert Review Cabot's Pueblo Museum
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, the Hopi-inspired adobe structure is filled with memorabilia of Yerxa's 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.