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Coachella Valley History Museum
Type: Attractions, Museums
Once home to the indigenous Cahuilla people, the Coachella Valley evolved over the years to become a major railroad stop, an agricultural center and, more recently, a hotbed for modern... Read More
Once home to the indigenous Cahuilla people, the Coachella Valley evolved over the years to become a major railroad stop, an agricultural center and, more recently, a hotbed for modern design. Today, the desert's evolution is well-preserved at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio. Its historic buildings include the Smiley-Taylor House, an adobe home built in 1926, and the Indio Schoolhouse, built in 1909. The grounds are also home to the Date Museum, the Coachella Valley Historical Society's archives, a Blacksmith shop, the Coachella Valley's oldest cork tree and several gardens. The museum is open seasonally from October through May.
82616 Miles Avenue
Indio, CA 92201
- Museums: "Spend an hour or so with a volunteer guide, who can walk you through the history of the various rooms and exhibits."
- Best for Museums Because: The Coachella Valley History Museum is home to historic buildings, the Coachella Valley Historical Society's research archives and several gardens.
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