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Address: 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone Number: 1.818.222-6511
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A gem of preserved California history

This is a fun site, well worth a visit. Mr. Leonis was a colorful character: a French Basque adventurer who acquired the property from his common-law wife, the daughter of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Pacific Grove, California
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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a fun site, well worth a visit. Mr. Leonis was a colorful character: a French Basque adventurer who acquired the property from his common-law wife, the daughter of a Chumash Indian chieftain. Leonis parlayed that core property into a land empire making him one of the largest and most powerful landowners in early Los Angeles. The adobe is... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Thought the place was open until 5pm but showed up at 340p to find out it closed at 4pm. The docents let us in anyway, gave us a short presentation and then let us look around the grounds on our own. We were leaving early the next day otherwise we would've come back. Huge property with farm animals and lots... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

On Saturdays just across the street is a small, but interesting Farmer's Market. While we are shopping, the boys, now 13 and 11 play here a lot. Real nice historical place.

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Calabasas, California, United States
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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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
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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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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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California
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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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Address: 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone Number: 1.818.222-6511
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Calabasas

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