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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

1250 Bellflower Blvd, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840
562-985-8885
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Ranked #7 of 41 attractions in Long Beach
Type: Gardens
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Long Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped by here on my 45th birthday. It's a nice place to get a touch of nature in the middle of an urban area. The focal point is a koi pond. You can buy food for a quarter to feed them. You can stroll around the pond in a nice garden with a couple of bridges and some benches... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The garden is small beautiful delight. It is a great place to just sit and reflect on how great life can be. It is free, and open every day to the public except I believe Sunday and Monday when it is reserved for private occasions. The Koi and the visiting blue heron are fun. A food dispenser is available for... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Miller Japanese Garden is located on the campus of CSULB, but you feel like you are miles away from the city. Although this is a smaller Japanese garden, it is has all of the main elements of traditional garden. Bring change for the dispenser to feed the koi, and don't be surprised if a giant heron flies in looking... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a small, beautiful attraction. Recommended particularly for those enthusiastic about photography. Free admission and $2 to park for one hour, however, you won't need a full hour. If you are on the campus anyways, consider walking over to look at the outside of the Mike and Arlene Walter Pyramid as well. This is a sport's stadium but architecturally,... More

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Long Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

You would never know it was there, if you weren't looking for it. Tucked in to a little corner of CSULB is a most beautiful Japanese garden with curved foot bridges, beautiful trees and flowers, and a pond full of Koi. I love purchasing the pellets to feed the Koi every time I am there. This is a place you... More

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Hayward, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you don't park on the street you will have to park in the lot at Long Beach State College. Day parking is $5.00 but there are a few parking meters near the garden, for $2.00 you can get an hour of parking which is way more than we needed, I don't think we spent more than a half hour... More

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Bakersfield, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We very much enjoyed this small garden. It is very well kept, they have put a lot in a small space and it doesn't seem at all over crowded. As stated before pay to park only a $1 and then the garden is free. Well worth it! They was some kind of special event going on and so they were... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It is a quick trip back to nature in this small garden very close to the Long Beach campus. I have visited a number of times but love spring best. Only draw back is finding parking if college is in session. Minimal entry fee.

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Orange County, CA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
31 attraction reviews
1,171 helpful votes 1,171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a very nicely kept Japanese Garden with a large Koi pond and plenty of room to sit back and enjoy life. Check their calendar for events ahead of time. More information here: http://www.csulb.edu/~jgarden/index.html

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is an awesome space to kick back and reflect on life. Very peaceful and hardly ever busy, the Japanese garden provides a very comfortable quiet space to talk or just sit back and let it all soak in.

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