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Address: 6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone Number: 562-431-3541
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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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California History, gardens and animals - an excursion to make everyone happy!

Rancho Los Alamitos is quietly tucked in Bixby Hill. The gardens are peaceful. The tour of the home is amazing. I love this description from Wikipedia: The history of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Long Beach, California

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Long Beach, California
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rancho Los Alamitos is quietly tucked in Bixby Hill. The gardens are peaceful. The tour of the home is amazing. I love this description from Wikipedia: The history of the 85,000-acre (340 km2) Rancho Los Alamitos is almost a microcosm for the history of expansion throughout Southern California, from the Native Americana cultures to contemporary times.

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phoenix
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230 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This gated former residence is now a beautiful setting to enjoy a historic home and gardens, a farm with some fun animals and a visitor center.

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Long Beach, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved and cared for this site is a delight to visit. Families are encouraged with offers of children activities. In addition, one gets another level of learning with the addition of Historical Re-enactors. People who dress in period clothing and take on the personas of people who once lived in the home. Think Downton Abbey without the Aristocracy. An... More 

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Thank Lori A
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

the Ranch was just breathtaking, loved the horses, the pool the eclectically quaint décor and the staff was great will go back for sure..

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Greater Manchester
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Fabulous place, lots of history and beautiful grounds, all for free. But the guided tours looked pretty intense and there was nowhere to get a drink or eat, so our trip was cut short for fear of deydration! There may be restrictions on this place but it feels as though they could make a lot more of it.

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1 Thank ShazyD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We've been here several times, and it's a very nice way to introduce some of California's more colorful history to out of town guests. Nestled in an affluent subdivision not far from Cal State's Long Beach campus, the Rancho offers a lot for both history buffs, and children. Start the tour off in the main building off the smallish parking... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

California history, beautiful gardens, home tour, farm animals great gift shop. Wonderful place to take the kids! The docents know it all. A peaceful bit of paradise in Long Beach. Do not miss this place. Donations politely accepted.

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Fabulous hidden gem. Wonderful historical treasure - absolutely delightful around the holidays. This is a slice of heaven. Don't miss this opportunity to visit yesteryear:)

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visiting the Rancho is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. It is quiet and uncrowded, but parking is limited. Stop by and spend some time.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Loved the welcoming ushers here! The horses are huge and beautiful. I also enjoyed the Native American video and the map of old Southern California that showed the Native American tribes. Thanks for your hospitality!

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