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Rancho Los Cerritos

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Address: 4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone Number: 562 570 1755
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Description: Built in 1844, this is one of the last remaining two-story adobe...
Built in 1844, this is one of the last remaining two-story adobe structures still in existence in southern California, combining both Mexican and American architectural styles and building elements.
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My wife and I live in Long Beach. I was born in L. B. We never took the time to visit this great place. We finally did and really loved it. It has a great story of how life was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My wife and I live in Long Beach. I was born in L. B. We never took the time to visit this great place. We finally did and really loved it. It has a great story of how life was lived here in southern California many years ago. A time when few people lived here...imagine. These people were far from... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have visited Long Beach many times but wanted something different to do today. We checked Trip Advisorand found this beautiful gem! We arrived at 1:30 and were warmly greeted by the docents. (Open 1-5 Sat. Check hours before going) Bob was our volunteer guide. A charming and knowledgeable local who recreated for us the lives of the Bixby and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have extra time to spare, take a trip to the Rancho. Long Beach has two, and they both have their charm. They hold a bit of history - both architecturally and culturally (they are museums). On a sunny (summer, winter, spring, or fall) day, take a stroll and reflect on the many reasons why people have lived here... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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