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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 #6 of 24 Attractions 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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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 NEW

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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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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26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you are a photographer with an hour of spare time don't miss this little gem. Staff was super helpful and friendly and I knew I was in for a treat when they looked at my camera and asked me if I had a model with me that I wanted to photograph. Beautiful authentic grounds and lush landscaping.

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Sacramento, California
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Leo Carillo Ranch is a fun place to visit to experience what life was like on a ranch in Southern California in the 1950's. Ranch buildings and grounds are well-maintained, and the volunteer staff is very helpful. An added attraction is the numerous peacocks and peahens running around and perching on roofs. You can walk around on your own or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We live in Carlsbad for awhile and had seen it from the outside gate but didn't thing about going until last weekend we did. It surprising that all this sits here. Very cool to walk around. See the gardens and buildings. Very cool..

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Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful grounds with great photo opportunities. Started with the short film that gave you a glimpse and then took the tour. I strongly suggest the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and had a bunch of interesting facts and stories. Peacocks roam the property which is fun. Check the times for the tours, I believe they are only at certain... More 

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