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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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Newport Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
43 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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