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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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11:00 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 gem north of San Diego

This is a free city park located on the remaining grounds of the actor's ranch. The interiors are not accessible, but one can peak in the windows and imagine life here in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Susan M
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a free city park located on the remaining grounds of the actor's ranch. The interiors are not accessible, but one can peak in the windows and imagine life here in the 1930s and 1940s. At the visitor's center the staff are very friendly; a film provides an orientation to the actor and early environmentalist. A great stop on... More 

Thank Susan M
San Dimas, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic ranch is beautifully preserved and well kept. You can tour around on your own on the beautiful grounds and trails and read the many signs posted about the history of the ranch. As a big fan of the tv show The Cisco Kid as a child, seeing the ranch that belonged to Leo Carrillo (the co-star of the... More 

1 Thank Pam D
Concord, California
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot happening here, but interesting to imagine what happened during the ranches heyday (or hayday!). A free local attraction.

Thank Craigery
san marcos
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Been a while since I visited but nothing seems to change. A nice walk through a Rancho, walk through the restored Adobe home, and out-buildings. Peacocks strut about. Good place for a picnic on a sunny afternoon. Close to Legoland and Craftsmanship museum. Trader Joe's shopping center also close by for snack foods. Good for students studying California History.

1 Thank waterwoman1
El Paso, TX
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A quiet ranch with walking trails and the preserved homestead of Leo Carrillo. Mr. Carrillo is a 7th generation Californian so his history goes beyond Hollywood. When you step into his ranch you learn about the Luisitos Tribe, some California History, and about the life of Leo Carrillo. Friendly docents will greet you at the Visitor's Center where you can... More 

3 Thank Hilda1828
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a real gem, not well known and in the middle of Carlsbad/San Marcos. Leo Carrillo played Pancho in the Cisco Kid TV series. He purchased many acres in North San Diego County and operated his Ranch thereon. Hollywood stars would regularly visit. Over the years developers purchased a lot of the land. However the Historical Society saved and... More 

3 Thank DPB4law
Pasadena, California
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138 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Attended a wedding at ranch. It was a perfect location for an outdoor wedding. There are peacocks roaming the area and the grounds are beautifully cared for. It's a walk on a dirt road down to wedding location, so I recommend flats until you get down to location to put on heals. The courtyard was just beautiful for the reception.

1 Thank AnnieP7
Vista, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a nice place to visit, there plenty of walking trails on and around the property, peacocks all over the place that like to pose for pictures, you can learn about the history about Leo Carrillo and the Cisco Kid, and there is plenty of parking.

1 Thank Keith A
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Leo Carrillo, alias Pancho from the old TV show "The Cisco Kid" is a wonderful local house museum full of reminders from times past. It's a fun place to bring people to see how Haciendas were constructed in the early 1900's as well as reminders of old film stars who used to visit Leo on his ranch. I went with... More 

1 Thank NickiG555
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

A visit to this ranch was recommended to us as interesting, lovely & peaceful. Growing up in the 50's my husband used to enjoy watching "The Cisco Kid" so Leo Carrillo as Pancho was familiar. We arrived for a 12 pm Sunday tour (free) led by Pam. She led us along with a wealth of stories as she shared her... More 

2 Thank Karen W

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