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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009
760 476 1042
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Ranked #5 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Valley Center, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Where to start. The Cisco Kid was one of my favorite memories from when I was young. Rarely missed an episode. Poncho, his sidekick, was a likeable partner with a thick Mexican accent that was always jolly, a little childlike and managed to always get himself in a little trouble to spice up the show. Little did I know, when... More

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NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wow, it was unexpectedly breathtaking beautiful. We didn't anticipate 360 degrees panorama on San Diego Bay. You could easily spend two-three hours there.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Leo Carrillo Ranch is a 27-acre canyon designated as a Historical National Landmark that was opened to the public in August 2003. The park contains the original historic structures and outbuildings associated with Leo Carrillo's residency at the park. Leo Carrillo was born in Los Angeles and he was an actor and preservationist. He is fondly remembered as Pancho,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I wanted to see this ranch since I love history & historical landmarks especially adobes. It was nice but I wish I could have come during a weekend to see the inside of the buildings. It was nice to see the outside but I feel that seeing the furniture inside etc tells a whole story. The people at the visiting... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great walking for up to 4.5 miles with views of the ranch and all the very old facilities that Leo Carrillo stayed in and rebuilt. The city is also adding new features and enhancing the attractions like the clothing and guns that The Cisco Kid used during his movies he made throughout his career. Lot's of friendly peacocks waltzing around... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I believe this was a free park, you learn about who Leo Carrillo was (an actor), educational about our California history. Fun family day!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We watched the video and then walked the beautiful grounds. It is great that this piece of history is being watched over and protected for the future. Our family pictures we took here are now highlights of our summer vacation in Carlsbad.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were travelling from Ventura County where we have Leo Carrillo beach -- we had no idea he had a beautiful ranch in Carlsbad. It was easy to find -- the docents were very friendly and engaging. We watched the 12 minute video, and wandering the grounds taking many pictures. The Peacocks were everywhere - amazing!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice historic ranch. Beautiful grounds. Peacocks roaming wild. Interesting trees. May was a good time to visit - very quiet.

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I was with a group of 18 for a guided tour, and Ken our docent was excellent and access to the buildings with the tour (locked without a tour) is a must to appreciate its history. I been here before, but nothing was open and I just walked around, so check the website for more details on their hours. Seeing... More

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