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Leonis Adobe Museum

Address: 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone Number: 1.818.222-6511
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Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Calabasas
Type: Museums
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Calabasas, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Try to actually visit Leonis Adobe instead of just using it for parking next to the Sagebrush Cantina. The grounds are well maintained and you immediately feel back in the wild wild west! Staff is helpful and to think this treasure was almost demolished for commercial purposes.

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Los Angeles, California
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99 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are two parts to the site, the original adobe with various ranch buildings and the Plummer House. The two-story adobe is restored and furnished as it might have looked 175 years ago. There is a barn and several pens of animals, some can be fed. The tank house is interesting. The Plummer House was moved here in the late... More 

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SF Bay Area
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are two interesting buildings to visit here - an historic adobe and a cottage (the oldest house in Hollywood) which was relocated from another site. The grounds - a former ranchette - include some livestock and gardens. The docents are quite knowledgeable. If you like history, this is worth the $4 adult admission fee. Kids would enjoy the longhorn... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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130 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Learning about this museum and its origins was very interesting. The kids enjoyed feeding the animals. Its too bad that the big house cannot be air conditioned because of its construction. We didn't stay as long as we would have if it was cooler. Price is free and donations are encouraged. Definitely a worthwhile place to visit.

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Calabasas, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Leonis Adboe Museum is easy and interesting stop for anyone visiting Calabasas. The museum consists of the Leonis Adobe Mansion, Plummer House, barns, open areas and livestock. The Plummer House was the oldest house in Hollywood prior to it's move to Calabasas. The house has been lovingly restored. Also on the grounds is the Leonis Adobe, the home built by... More 

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Palm Springs
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49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I enjoyed my visit. Historic site on a very small piece of property. The main house is wood clad adobe, with redwood floors. Children would enjoy the farm animals. Several displays of farm equipment and wagons. You only need about an hour to see everything. $3 to park in museum lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This site is great for someone wanting to understand the early roots of the greater Los Angeles area. Docents are dressed in period garments and are well informed about the history of the area. They also cater to children with many hands-on activities and an opportunity to feed the resident farm animals. California residents should also check out the "Passport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

School children visit Leonids adobe with their teachers as well as many who happen through Calabasas as it is an historical landmark. The tour that is provided is very informative and the docents dress is period clothes to make it more authentic. There is also a farm behind the original house with animals, a bull, and horses on the property.... More 

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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Leonis Adobe is a wonderful place to show kids a bit of California history. The docents are well-versed and friendly. Kids and adults enjoy seeing both the home with the wonderful history and antiques as well as the grounds and animals.

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Brooklyn, New York
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47 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you're in the western San Fernando Valley, don't miss out on visiting the Leonis Adobe Museum. It is in the Calabasas Historic District and near some great eateries (but also a little bit of a walk to the Calabasas Commons where there are more places to eat/shop). Kids find it interesting since there are farm animals but as a... More 

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