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Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807
562 570 1755
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Ranked #13 of 41 attractions in Long Beach
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Traveler Description: The Rancho Los Cerritos is a historic site owned by the City of Long Beach.  It is a Monterey Style adobe rancho house from 1844, remodeled during... more »
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Sterling, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Little historic site in a nice golf course neighborhood. But very modest compared to the California missions (Capistrano, San Luis Rey) or to the beautiful adobe pueblos of New Mexico and northeast Arizona.

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san diego
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband wasn't sure he would enjoy this tour but our docent ,in role, Mr. Bixby, made this so interesting and from the perspective of the long dead owner we both enjoyed our time here. our docent,he was dressed in his time, and was interesting about the life, area and people. go while you can-- I don't think it will... More

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Dallas, Texas
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183 reviews 183 reviews
42 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This visit is certainly worth it. It takes little over an hour, and is free. The ranch is simple, but well set up. There is not a lot to see, but we enjoyed the relaxing break from the beaches and highway traffic. What blew us completely was the tour guide Nancy. I've made a lot of historic tours in ranches,... More

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Lovely trip back in time. Beautiful old rancho with beautiful gardens. Knowledgable horticulturalist. Gift shop with artisanal honey and other local goodies.

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Rociada, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This bit of historical fabric adds a new dimension to a visit to California. Here you will understand the early foundations of what has become a teeming modern city. The tour is free, with lots of information about the organization of ranch life, the horticulture & architecture of the Spanish colonial era & then up into the gradual urbanization of... More

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Rowland Heights, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a great place to learn about California history. The well-kept ranch is hidden from the busy street in a lovely neighborhood. The tour was educational and interesting. A lot of well-preserved artifacts from the bygone days. Highly recommended if you have one to two hours in the Long Beach area. There is no fee to visit the place,... More

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Long Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Rancho Los Cerritos is a very special place of beauty and history from the early days when our area was first being settled. They have wonderful programs for children to tour, to learn about life in the 1800's and some programs that are just plain fun. They have great outdoor concerts under the stunning Morton Bay Fig Tree during the... More

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california
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136 reviews 136 reviews
11 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

There is now a new visitor center, where you start your visit (it's the little building off to the left as you walk up the path). Even if the doors are closed, they are open Weds-Sunday 1 to 5. Most of the time, the house itself can only be visited on a (free) guided tour between those hours. Although when... More

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Lakewood, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the sister rancho to Rancho Los Alamitos and a secret gem in Long Beach. Learn about how life was in Long Beach in the days of cattle ranching and adobe. Beautiful gardens, beautiful antiques. Interesting to small children as well as older ones.

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Cerritos, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Rancho Los Cerritos is such a beautiful gem! Let me start by saying admission and parking is free, but they appreciate donations. We drove by a beautiful residential area and through a golf course before reaching the ranch. To really appreciate the history visit the Information Center first, where the volunteer docents are so friendly! “Welcome to Los Cerritos Ranch,... More

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