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Rancho Los Alamitos

6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815
562-431-3541
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Ranked #4 of 35 activities in Long Beach
Type: Historic Sites
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,... more » 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. « less
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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I love to come here when I'm a little blue and walk the garden paths. It is so peaceful even when its got lots going on like today. Several tour groups were being shown around by the knowledgeable docents but still the paths are beautiful and peaceful. If you walk through the cactus garden you will come across the stream... More

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Long Beach, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Looking for something to do with your family or parents? Come visit RLA and enjoy the beautiful gardens and animals. The visitors center is beautiful and they have a wonderful gift shop. We booked a family luncheon which was delicious and reasonable cost. This is a wonderful place to have your business or club come for an outing. Make sure... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is one of the few truly historic and nice homes in the area that is still standing and in very good condition. It is lovingly maintained by the organization that operates it and keeps it open to the public. The fee is small. There are tour guides who will bring you through the estate/rancho and they will tell you... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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209 reviews 209 reviews
78 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Off the beaten track and not well publicized. My wife found it on the web and we had a quiet weekend to visit. This is an old California treasure. I don't know that it will have alot of appeal to non Californians. We've lived here for years and as a history buff, I found the place fascinating. The house is... More

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Los Alamitos, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Do not miss this fantastic treasure of California history. Varied terraced gardens, barns, and tour the grand home. The guides fill you with interesting history lessons of this area and the Rancho, Take time to enjoy a stroll through the gardens, the newly restored barn with a history room and 15 minute video, and end your with a visit at... More

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