Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza
Since time immemorial, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have called Greater Palm Springs home. Hear their story like never before at the new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza in downtown Palm Springs. Featuring a tribal museum, a state-of-the-art spa and an outdoor Oasis Trail, the Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza is the second largest of its kind in the United States and a long-awaited addition to cultural tourism in Greater Palm Springs.
The Spa at Séc-he
Built at the site of the sacred Agua Caliente hot mineral spring (known as Séc-he in the Cahuilla language), the spa invites locals and visitors alike to soak in the very waters that inspired the tribe’s name. Book one of their 22 private baths to really appreciate the spring’s ancient, healing properties, then unwind with a deep tissue massage or body scrub. For a full sensory experience, check out the spa’s other unique offerings, including:
- Salt caves
- Mineral pools
- Eucalyptus steam rooms
- Zero-gravity chairs
- Float pods
Book your spa day at the official site, thespaatseche.com.
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is your gateway to the tribe’s past, present, and future. Explore five different exhibits “areas” dedicated to telling the story of the Agua Caliente people, from the native flora and fauna of the Indian Canyons to ancient artifacts, some of which were unearthed during construction of the museum itself. Browse for Native-made art, books, jewelry and clothing in the gift shop. Wander through an Education Garden blooming with brittlebush, creosote and other indigenous plants. And don’t miss the 360-degree animation of the tribe’s creation and migration stories.
Timed entry tickets to the Museum for future dates may be purchased here.