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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Irvine
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Laguna Beach, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
3 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There is a lot of dirt here but only a small part of it has been developed or appeared accessible. We had a great time despite this. There are some very cool attractions (the organic garden was our favorite). We also loved the farmers market too

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Irvine, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I agree with Michael K below. Sad, frustrating, mysterious, confusing, yet what limited things they do have... mainly the big orange Balloon, is nice. But, they charge now for the balloon rides and the carousel. I'll be generous here. Maybe $2 million for the balloon, $1 million to fix up some of the old buildings as art space, another million... More

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Lake Forest, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went with my wife and nephew to check out "The Great Park". It wasnt there! Someone had stolen the entire park. Amazingly enough, no mention of the theft of the century was to be seen in the news or television. Strange as it may seem the visitor center was left intact not one piece was taken. Maybe the thieves... More

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We came into the park as the sun was setting, which was quite beautiful. The park is under renovations, so besides the balloon ride, there wasn't much to do. But the balloon ride was worth hanging around doing nothing. While we were up, we saw the fireworks at Disneyland and all the lights across the area. It was spectacular. A... More

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

What used to be a great farmers market now is a gauntlet of carney types calling to visitors. Very little produce, homeboy industries gone, very disappointing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We are some of the lucky ones who live a few minutes away. The kids Injoy the park mostly the Baloon ride.

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Irvine, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The soccer and lacrosse fields are nice with bordering amenities to accommodate children. More development progressing ...

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Stow, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Great Park as ti;s called sits on the site of the old El Toro Air Base (you may remember seeing it blown up in the 1990’s movie Independence Day). After insane money spent cleaning up the space the Great Park is basically a carousel and balloon ride on an old air strip. The ballon ride is a lot of... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Gorgeous park with the best sports fields/grass I have ever seen. Very well taken care of. Great bathrooms and lots of room to walk around. Plenty of parking

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San Diego
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The facilities were first rate. Parking was great, fields were beautiful. Restrooms were spotless. We spent two weekends in a row at park at two different Lacrosse events and were very happy to be in such a wonderful park.

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