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Orange County Great Park

Irvine, CA
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in Irvine
Type: Parks
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irvine, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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Irvine, California
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34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The OC great park is a nice place to spend a couple of hours. Its right off the 5 freeway and Sand Canyon. As you drive into the Great Park on Marine way, at the fork turn left to go to the balloon and turn right to go to the farmers markets on the weekends and antique markets (on selected... More

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Irvine, California
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The great park is a place we all dream for communal activities in a city. It ideo serve its purpose but it has a long way before it is completed and has some seasoning. If you go check the times to go up on the geostationary balloon the experience is breath taking and unique. For the children of "all" ages... More

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Southern California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is not worth sight-seeing. The park was a huge marketing ploy to sway OC voters from turning the land into an airport. Now well over a decade later, home builders are slowly encroaching on the land that was suppose to be part of the park. Scenery and attractions are quite pitiful.

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We've visited the "Great Park" a couple of times, and wonder what's so great about it. After all these years of planning, there isn't much to see/do there. The free balloon ride isn't free any longer, and it's pretty much a large expanse of land with little there of interest. The "Great Park" was supposed to resemble NYC's Central Park,... More

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