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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A little piece of country in the city

Great place to visit whether you remember Pancho or not. A city park with hiking trails. A piece of how ranches were in early California history. And free to just stroll around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit whether you remember Pancho or not. A city park with hiking trails. A piece of how ranches were in early California history. And free to just stroll around. Kids would love the resident peacocks.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

On a Saturday in May we saw more than a dozen peacocks showing off their colorful fans to the peahens. What a site, they were everywhere. We even saw the white one with his fan up! In summer the ranch shows some great old-time movies. But whenever you go, take the free guided tour. I didn’t know about Leo Carrillo,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I live in Carlsbad and have been involved with many local sites and tourist destinations in our town. BUT, had never been here, with my reli's in town we thought we would take a look. It was beautiful and well kept. As others have said, there is not a lot to do.. But it is a great place to spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There's not a lot to do here, but it's a charming place to visit, and worth visiting at least once for history and film buffs. Peacocks roam the grounds of what was once a working rancho owned by Hollywood actor Leo Carrillo. Special events such as summer showings of his films or Western day may make the place a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We wandered about twenty minutes before the tour started, looking at displays and whatnot. Leo Carrillo = Pancho from the Cisco Kid. Other stuff too and quite a character. Peacocks all over the place and those boys are loud! Such a lovely slice of the way things were- I could almost see the parties on the patio, and hear the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautifully restored hacienda once owned by Leo Carrillo, aka “Pancho” from the Cisco Kid westerns. Excellent free tours conduced here on Saturdays and Sundays @ 11:00 and 1:00. Plan to spend 2 hours if taking the tour plus additional time to explore on your own and/or take photographs. Tips: 1. Take The Tour: you Can explore the property on your... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had planned on spending the day at Carlsbad Village, but found out that there was a Street Fair going on today May 3rd. We had had enough of crowds, so drove over to the "Leo Carillo Ranch State Park", and it was just a perfect afternoon. In the Visitor Center, which used to be the "Hay Barn", you can... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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
10 attraction 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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Additional Information about Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

Address: Address: 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone Number: 760 476 1042
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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