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Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807
562 570 1755
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Ranked #10 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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Seal Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well kept landscaping, but parking a bit of a challenge. Well educated tour guides made it very interesting. Great history and pleasant attitude. They even wore costumes. Best for adult and gentile visitors, not children.

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San Jose, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Myself and two girlfriends were looking for something to do during the day while our other friend had to work. Online we found this FREE attraction in Long Beach. What a gem! Our guide was in character from the moment we met him. He was Lewellyn Bixby and took us on a tour of the buildings and told us the... More

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Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place was unknown to me and in an residential area. We went and explored the house, courtyard, and workers areas. It was interesting to see how things worked back in those days.

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Castro Valley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you are history buffs, or if you'd like your kids to realize that life was important before computers and cell phones, frequent this little slice of history from our Native Americans to our Mexican and Spanish settlers. A gorgeous example and wonderful guides.

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Long Beach, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Real early California rancho, bought by the Bixby family who once owned almost all of Long Beach-- and Lakewood, Downey, and tens of thousands of acres here. Docents will explain the early 1800s way of life, for any donation you care to give. Great bookstore-- but "Adobe Days" for a daughter's-eye view of early Long Beach/Los Angeles life.

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Long Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Long Beach was once two Ranchos: Rancho Los Cerritos, and Rancho Los Alamitos. History has been captured for the generations to come as you wander through the residences, stables, barns, and grounds. Great place for a family outing. It is a popular destination of Long Beach school children

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Hayward, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

1st off my GPS system told me to turn right at the golf course but you need to go a little further down the road. If you need handicap parking it is to the right up the hill otherwise the parking is on the left and you walk up. I understand on weekends they have people dress up in the... More

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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This historic landmark is one of the most unique journeys you can ever take. This site is where one man and his family helped build what is today Long Beach. The Bixby Family took over ownership from Don Juan Temple and started raising sheep. You have to visit take one of the living docent tours and find out about the... More

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Bakersfield, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Enjoyed our visit here and the guided tour was very well done. Liked that the docent played the role of one who lived there, it made it so enjoyable.

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Sterling, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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