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Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Address: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Phone Number: 310-454-8212
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Hiking
Description: State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and...
State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic ranch house and weekend polo matches.
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Worth the drive

We came here on our bike tour and this is a great tribute to a Hollywood icon. Beautiful fountain and a great photo opp!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We came here on our bike tour and this is a great tribute to a Hollywood icon. Beautiful fountain and a great photo opp!!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went hiking up a 2.0 mile trail up to Inspiration point. The grounds are nice with a huge soccer/Polo field along with stables with horses/guides for hire. The trail (one of many) winds past historic structures and greenery. At trails end is a spectacular vista of Santa Monica, LA and of course the Pacific. Very beautiful and a nice... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I can't believe I was born in Los Angeles and have never come to this State Park. It is BEAUTIFUL!!! We took the family horseback riding and saw the most beautiful views I have ever seen in LA. We saw tons of people hiking, walking their dogs, picnicking and setting up to watch Polo matches. My family and I have... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very serene park, spread out in a large area. Will Rogers`s house is very-well maintained and beautifully preserved.

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Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I again was fooled by the website for the Will Rogers State Park. It does state that tours are provided on the hour, but it doesn't say that the house is closed to visitors who choose not to tour with a docent. With LA traffic we made it to the house at five minutes past the hour, so a locked... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Will Rogers State Historic Park is situated off Sunset Blvd. in West Los Angeles. Its keystone is the rambling former home of the cowboy-humorist, which has docent-led tours. The sprawling grounds (which include a Polo Field and the remains of some golf practice holes) are the perfect place to picnic and play Frisbee. And there is more: a short walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really beautiful place with lots of history. Nobody was complaining because the hike wasn't that long and the views rocked. Bring a picnic. No food here and you don't want to rush out of there. Parking is not free unless you park down the block and walk in but people, please pay! We need parks like this to be able... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a must if you are in the Malibu vicinity and an excellent add on if visiting the Getty Villa. Be prepared to pay $12 for parking ($11 Senior). But the docent led tour is free. And the house contains some magnificent cowboy artwork (Charles Russell), beautiful Native American blankets and is a testimonial to the life style of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited the park for a hiking tour. We took the "inspiration loop trail" it was really nice, good spots for great views and really quit - good to clear your mind. Picnic area is availed as well but we didn't use it. Parking cost 12$, entry is free.

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Vancouver, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I would give this park 5 stars except that it is hard to find (call ahead for directions if you are from out of town) and you will need exact change to park ($12.00). Don’t bother to go unless you take a tour. Call ahead to get days and times. Tours will take you inside the house and the docents... More 

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