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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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Very nice!

Rich in history. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommend to other families. I felt like I was no longer in L.A., lol.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Alisa G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Rich in history. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommend to other families. I felt like I was no longer in L.A., lol.

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Early Southern California history. Browse the beautiful grounds and gardens. Check in for a guided tour of the ranch house and hear how they lived in days gone by. Free to the public, children welcome. Gift shop. Donations accepted. A wonderful time to spend the day in peace and quiet and reflection.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We did not have time for the whole tour, but as I am interested in vaquero history, a director asked a docent if he would show us just that part. The docent was very well informed, and showed me some things in the blacksmith shop I had not known. He also said that early visitors from Los Angeles were told... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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315 reviews 315 reviews
191 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Rancho Los Cerritos turned out to be an unexpected nice surprise after I decided to visit after reading about rancho history. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning about SoCal ranch life in the 19th century or how the Long Beach area came into being. [Note: this is a sister property to the Rancho Los Alamitos,... More 

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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