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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Irvine
Type: Parks
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Irvine, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a great space for OC but it still has not caught on completely yet. It will eventually be a hub of outdoor activity. We checked out the free ballon ride but heard it costs $10 now. The view is unique and worth it. June 2010.

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irvine, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The parking is usually free for the events being held at the park, only the large events held a few times a year do they charge for parking, there really isnt much to do there for the amount of land it occupies, but its free, (the balloon is no longer free, when we went it was, years ago) - Good... More

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Irvine, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went there for the open market on a Sunday. They need more vendors, and parking worked only if we ignored parking instructions!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

To spend sometime iwent there with my famaily we walk around the place then we ride the ballon it was good experiance for us just in aten minute

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Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We recently visited this place just to see the progress of great park. If you are on a vacation in Irvine, I would say Great park is work-in-progress. It is good to go there for special events. For example in October 2013 DOE conducted the International Solar Decathlon here. Plan visit this place for special events

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reno
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121 reviews 121 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

worth every penny of $10. A fabulous way to see the view. I went during the day, plan to go at night my next trip to southern Calif

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Lake Forest, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

STUPENDOUS! Amazing CDS does it again with a brilliant show filled with acrobats, color, drama & humor! Loved this show! Saw it on a chilly night, but inside the huge tent, we were very comfortable. Pretty good seating everywhere for the most part. Highly recommend!

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