Fodor's Expert Review Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Desert Hot Springs Museum/Gallery

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.


Quick Facts

67–616 E. Desert View Ave.
Desert Hot Springs, California  92240, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Grounds-only ticket $5, pueblo-tour ticket $13, Closed Sun.–Wed., Tours every ½-hr 9–11:30 and 1:30–2:30

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