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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

Address: 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Phone Number: 760 476 1042
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Ranked #10 of 57 things to do in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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San Marcos
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love this place, and feel fortunate that I can walk here (if I'm feeling energetic) from my house. It is a great place to picnic, walk around, sketch, write. My drawing groups come here a few times a year (which isn't nearly enough to capture the wonderful buildings and plantings). What makes it special (to me) is the flock... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Overall the staff was ok. The food was pricey and the overall experience was just ok. We paid a fee to pretty much wait in line and waste 1hr to see "Santa Claus." The lady who was taking pictures of you did not purchase the pictures you where literally shushed away after 10 seconds of your child sitting with Santa...... More 

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Took the family out the Holiday event. It was great. There was a snow sledding. The kids loved it. Lots of things and activities like face paint, cookie decorating, pony rides, food and aTree Lighting. Had a great time. A really cool place..

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PACIFIC
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I know this guide meant well, but she was very boring and long winded. We only went with the guide because previous reviews said you couldn't get into the buildings without the guided tour. It turned out the buildings were all open and had photos and posters that had all the same info the guide provided, only done much better.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

great for photo shoot but go in late afternoon . Fun for kids, families and photo snobs...closes at 5 pm

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Leo Carillo Ranch is a pleasant enough place to stroll around and soak up some historic ambiance. Kudos to the City of Carlsbad for preventing it from becoming just another upscale subdivision like what surrounds it. That said, there isn't all that much to see here, a short video on Leo's life, several old buildings, some still in pretty rough... More 

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