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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

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Address: 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone Number: 760 476 1042
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Quiet Historic Park in Carlsbad

We stopped here on the way to San Diego to visit a friend. Thanks to traffic and delays, we arrived two minutes before the guided tour. I'm glad we made the 90 minute tour because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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San Gabriel, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Park is a mini stop with just a ramble through the historical home. Laden with peacocks colorful but, obviously, screechingly loud. The ranch is well preserved, but rooms were not open the day we visited. Historical film short and interesting. If an event had been in place, it might be more involving.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stopped here on the way to San Diego to visit a friend. Thanks to traffic and delays, we arrived two minutes before the guided tour. I'm glad we made the 90 minute tour because it took us through most of the buildings which are otherwise locked. While there aren't formal gardens, the tour did pass by numerous areas of... More 

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Quogue, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Having never heard of Leo Carrillo this was a surprise- to find a ranch that a Hollywood actor had set up to be ecologically correct-astonishing and very interesting to walk through

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Poway, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We learned a lot abut the history of the area, even though we have lived here for 15 years. It is well maintained, and the peacocks are everywhere. We had 4 land on our roof one day.

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Tustin, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was such a beautiful property, with so much rich history of the area, of Leo Carrillo and his background. I had no idea he had such an acting career before becoming Poncho. His family history is something to be proud of. I highly recommend putting this on your list of things to do!

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Gurnee, Illinois
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited the ranch on a Saturday. This is a great day to go because free tours are given twice during the day on Saturdays. The tour guide will open the buildings so you can see inside. Very interesting tour and information. I remember watching Leo Carrillo in reruns of the Cisco Kid when I was a child. Otherwise I... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a Carlsbad resident, we understand that years ago, you could visit the park and tour some of the buildings. Today, you have access to only the small park area. Nice shade trees, plenty of loud birds, and a dash of rustic charm. Certainly a place that grown ups would want to visit for an hour or two to brush... More 

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Carlsbad,CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Historic Rancho used to be owned by Leo Carillo, the actor.Lovely example of old California construction and lifestyle before we had everyone moving into the county.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Lovely grounds.Important-try to take a docent tour.It brings the ranch to life. The visit is free. This is a lovely way to spend several hours. The road signs leading to the ranch are inadequate. The ranch is inside the park.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My husband remembers Leo Carrillo as Poncho on the 1060's TV show, The Cisco Kid....uhem...I on the other hand, much too young...anyway, this was his ranch. We enjoyed walking around the grounds admiring the beautiful CA foliage, blooming cacti and peafowl. A film at gift shop near the entrance starts you out with a short film, giving you some history.... More 

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