Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, Southern California

Celebrating Culture

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians celebrates its history and culture in many ways including community celebrations such as Dinner in the Canyons and Kewet: Native American Learning Day.

Expanding on that mindset, the Tribe will open the new Agua Caliente Culture Center in mid to late 2020 in downtown Palm Springs. The new development features the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a Spa & Bathhouse, Oasis Trail and Gathering Plaza.

Inspiration for the Cultural Center's design includes Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving and pottery (ollas) and elements found in nature including desert landscapes, Andreas Canyon rock formations, the Andreas Canyon stream and the Washingtonia filifera palm trees - the only native palm tree to the California desert.

The Agua Caliente's project partners include: JCJ Architecture and the Penta Building Group.

"This new cultural center provides an incredible opportunity to share and celebrate our history, culture and traditions with this community and visitors from around the world." ~ Jeff L. Grubbe, Tribal Chairman
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians