California Museums

Cabot's Pueblo Museum, Desert Hot Springs

67616 E Desert View Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA
(760) 329-7610

Cabot Yerxa was an incredible man who homesteaded 160 acres in what is now Desert Hot Springs. Pressed for water, he dug a well with pick and shovel, discovering the now famous hot mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs. Nearby, he dug a second well and discovered the pure cold water of the Mission Springs Aquifer. These two wells, hot and cold, give the area its name - Miracle Hill.

The public can take tours of his Hopi-inspired pueblo built with repurposed materials that he collected throughout the desert. Cabot's  5,000 square foot structure is divided into 35 rooms containing 150 windows and 65 doors. During tours guest have the opportunity to get to know the man behind the pueblo described as a visionary, artist, writer, builder, architect, adventurer, explorer, collector, idealist and entrepreneur.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Cabot's Pueblo Museum is operated as a non-profit organization.

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