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Address: 6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone Number: 562-431-3541
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Description: Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today...
Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today serves as a living history museum comprised of six agricultural buildings, working blacksmith shop, magnificent gardens and a rambling adobe ranch built in 1800.
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Mom's Childhood Stomping Grounds

Not knowing the beauty of mom's childhood stomping grounds, what a beauty of a historical landmark that has come to life and it's free. I can spend all day. What peace and God's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not knowing the beauty of mom's childhood stomping grounds, what a beauty of a historical landmark that has come to life and it's free. I can spend all day. What peace and God's beauty. A must.

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went here last week with my photography class. This was my first time visiting Rancho Los Alamitos. The gardens are beautiful and the livestock were few but enjoyable especially the horses. It's a peaceful place to spend a few hours taking in history and a perfect place to take pictures of nature. I would recommend taking a few hours... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So glad we stopped here one afternoon on our way back to our hotel. The grounds are beautiful and enjoyed the history and live animals. Nice spot for a short visit and to learn about and how it expanded over the years and how the Bixby family were a big part of this area.

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Long Beach, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The rancho is the home of the Bixby family, one of Long Beach and Los Angeles County's original large land holders and ranchers. The site offers tours of the Bixby home; has a great introduction video and has at least seven distinct gardens for strolling.

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Sterling, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A pleasant side trip. Hidden in a modern suburban neighborhood is a 1800s hacienda preserved as a little museum. In the summer they host outdoor musical events etc. Worth the trip for a quiet break from a hectic California vacation.

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Long Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a fantastic rancho open free to the public. It is maintained mostly by volunteers. The rancho was the Bixby family estate that was donated to the City of Long Beach, and the family ranch house and barns are still standing today. This is a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday with the family exploring the beautiful... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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315 reviews 315 reviews
191 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Rancho Los Alamitos turned out to be an awesome surprise after I decided to visit after reading about rancho history. I have been living/working in SoCal since 1981, and had no idea this was here. I would recommend a trip here to anyone who is interested in learning about the Bixby family and properties in pre- and early-day Long Beach.... More 

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great place to discover the early history of Long Beach Ca. Too bad the cluster of our present culture has choked this whole place. This place takes you back to a time when things were very different. Old trees...old well restored California buildings and cool stuff. You get to tour the place and it is fun to see how they... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My aunt and I visited Rancho Los Alamitos during our CA trip for a break from the hustle and bustle of LA. What a great idea we had! The buildings and grounds are absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed walking through the gardens and seeing the large trees! Tons of historical objects as well to enjoy. Highly recommend for anyone looking for... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our friends who live in Orange accompanied us on a visit to Rancho Los Alamitos. We hadn't checked the open hours, and arrived too early. There is a gatehouse and a guard on duty who advised us to return at the correct time. I'm glad we did so. Our docent guide was excellent. I admire how well they provide information... More 

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