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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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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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186 reviews 186 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a beautiful Japanese garden, but very small. It took me under 20 minutes to stroll over the entire grounds. I would have stayed longer to take photos, but there were hordes of people everywhere on an 85-degree day. It seems families like to go there to hang out on the banks of the pond for hours. Individuals like... More

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Orofino, Idaho
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A wonderful garden on the grounds of California State University Long Beach. It's well taken care of with staff and volunteers around should one have questions. The large pond has huge koi. A blue heron was trying to have a feast, but was unsuccessful.

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Long Beach, California
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25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

quiet and peaceful, have been here many times, lots of koi fish, small walking area, beautiful trees and vibe. great for date, photos or just hang out

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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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