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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster, CA
661-942-0662
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Lancaster
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
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Lancaster, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When there has been a good rainy season, the Poppy Reserve is the BEST place to see them. I've lived near the Reserve for 11 years and Im always amazed at how beautiful the flowers are. If it not a windy day the best time is from 10am to 3pm.

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The poppy reserve is the home to "The wizard of Oz" which shot the famous sleeping poppy fields here. A must in April/May each year, the poppies are the CA state flower and only come out in spring. Photographers from nearby states, scramble every year to take the best photos of the rare poppy, and some years of drought make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

You should at least see the poppies in bloom once in your lifetime, if you can. It's a gift from the environment - but only in the spring especially after a wet winter.

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

California is in the midst of a severe draught. When we have rain in Feb/Mar, we have poppies in April/May. Last really beautiful year was 2010. Since then, the poppies have been sparce. You can see more poppies and giant lupines on the roadsides or private fields than at the poppy reserve. That said, the volunteers at the poppy reserve... More

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Lancaster, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Come at around mid April, they are so beautiful. For the last 3 years they are not much of the flowers due to the changes of weather, as shown in the picture. But If you are in a right timing.. they are so amazing . between 8am to 9am they bloom so beautiful.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Miles of beautiful poppy flowers everywhere! I have to say, though, there were more poppies along the side of the road on the way to the preserve that we actually saw at the preserve! Many people were just having a picnic on the side of the road. It is worth the road trip to see. They have a great website... More

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First time traveler's to the harsh and hot environment of the Antellope Valley would be had pressed to find an Oaisis in the middle of the desert. Look no further than beyond the California Poppy Reserve. Miles if picturesque floral beauty contained within the untamed beast of the desert. Each time that I visit this serene site, I am immediately... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

poppies are the state flower and they are beautiful to witness if you see them here in full bloom. The trick is you need to have good timing. Not much else to see up here but it is worth the trip. April 2011.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great place to spend the afternoon. They have several different paths of different lengths. If you stop in the gift shop, the folks are very friendly and helpful. They will even point out where you should go to see other flowers or really good blooms. The whole experience was delightful. Take the time ... wonder the trails... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Due to the long drought we have had the past few years, we didn't expect to see a lot of flowers. However, we were quite lucky. The flowers were blooming quite plentifully this year. The big rain in late February and some more in March helped to prolong the bloom. The weather was very nice in spring although it was... More

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