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Rancho Los Alamitos

Address: 6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone Number: 562-431-3541
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Ranked #9 of 109 things to do in Long Beach
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today serves as a living history...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Sterling, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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264 reviews 264 reviews
151 attraction reviews
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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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4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We SO enjoyed our visit to Rancho Los Alamitos, tucked into a quiet neighborhood near Cal State Long Beach. The ranch and gardens sit on 7.5 acres, all that remains from a much larger land concession in the late 1800's. The are has been occupied since 500 AD! We started our tour with the Visitor Center and its beautiful Rancho... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We actually were there in the summer 2012 with a good friend. It is in a very hidden location surrounded by fine homes & a golf course. There is a tour by the wife of the last owner. She is still very young. There is much to learn there, I think, of the ignored basic realities of life.

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Huntington Beach CA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is a true treasure in the Long Beach area and it is FREE!!! In today's world, that is almost impossible to find. It is in a gated community near Cal State Long Beach, but there is easy access at the guard gate and free parking. The docent led tours are very informative, but you can just wander the many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away in a residential neighborhood next to California State University Long Beach this Rancho is one of two in Long Beach. Our docent led tour was very informative about the history of the Rancho and the local area. New visitor center, gardens, stables and the home are worth a visit. You can also arrange to have lunch for a... More 

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