Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Palm Springs
(4.5/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a culture and history museum located in Palm Springs, California, United States, focusing on the Cahuilla people of the Coachella Valley.HistoryThe museum was established in 1991.OperationsOwnershipThe Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians sponsors the museum.LocationThe museum is located at 219 South Palm Canyon Drive between Areanas Road and Baristo Road. Public transportation via SunLine Transit is available on lines 111, 30 and 14. Administrative offices and a 1,200 volume reference library are at 901 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite C-204, Palm Springs, CA 92262.Publications The SpiritAffiliationsThe museum is the first Native American museum to be part of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program.Activities and recognitionThe museum participates in the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Museum Assessment Program; and it received a first-place award in the AAM 2010 Publications Design Competition for its 2009-2010 Museum Program Brochure and Program Announcement Cards (designed by JCRR Design).It also collaborates with the UCLA/Getty's Masters Program.Future plansThe museum is fundraising for expansion into a 100,000 square foot facility designed by architects Jones & Jones.
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  • Currently located on what is called "The Village Green" right on Palm Canyon Drive along with some restored old homes, the museum focuses on the native American culture and history in the area. It has...  more »
  • The volunteers were helpful and informative. It was fascinating to read andsee the history of the area. 
  • The professional exhibit is well done and contains a lot of history about the region as well as general Native American history. The specifics of this band and their ethnic diversity are a testament t...  more »
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  • Great museum. A must see when you are in PS. Don't forget to visit the Indian Canyon afterwards
  • Great little museum. Very helpful and friendly volunteers that are passionate about the area and the history.
  • Small but great museum to visit!
  • Pretty much just plaques on the wall in a large room. Go to the art museum if you want to see what they made.
  • Top quality museum even if small. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plan to build a much larger museum, and this is an excellent start. Allot at least an hour to visit.