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Will Rogers State Historic Park

1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Los Angeles, CA 90272
310-454-8212
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Ranked #45 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place for people to experience when they visit LA. You can drive and park, have a picnic and take a short or long hike and see the beautiful views from Inspiration Point. You can also see the Will Rogers home, admire the stables and catch some polo ponies in action too.

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Fresno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We visited the Historic house of Will Rogers. There is a parking fee, but the house tour is free. The guide was excellent; very knowledgeable and the tour lasted about 45 min. There is a short movie in the visitor center that I recommend. The grounds are beautiful, including a large grassy area (which used to to his golf course)... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Revisited Will Rogers State Park last weekend (Mother's Day) with husband and 15-year-old son. Hadn't been there in 20 years! Was delighted that not much has changed, except possibly the parking fee. The park grounds here are excellent for a bring your own lunch (and shade, if possible!). They surround Will Roger's homestead which his wife donated to the California... More

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Tuolumne county, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A wonderful park with the original house of Will Rogers and family. The grounds are pretty with stables and horse arena, great lawn area for picnics, (bring food as no concessions are in the park). A must is to go on the house tour with the park ranger. The ranger was very knowledgable about the history of Will Rogers and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

When U are driving on PCH, there is a small stretch that is designated as Will Rogers State Historic Park. Many Los Angelinos including myself utilize this area for walking, cycling or just enjoying beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. It is def. one of the nicest areas of P.C.H.

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ann arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a beautiful place to hike. You have to share the paths with mountain-bikers, but that doesn't seem to be a big problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A great place to get away and relax and to see how Will Rogers lived. Once you visit you'll understand why he chose that location.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I spent Christmas Day 2013 here and was pleasantly surprised by the well-maintained grounds and number of trails for hiking. The views across the Santa Monica Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and across greater LA were breathtaking - Inspiration Point is definitely a detour worth taking! The trails are easy-moderate but not well marked. Make sure you have a map,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The Will Rogers Park is home to Will's original estate, polo grounds, corrals, and stables featuring horse trails into the mountains above Pacific Palisades, California. The Will Rogers Trail up to Inspiration Point is suitable for all ages that like to hike, mountain bike, or ride horseback. Along the way there are great views of mountain canyons. Westwood, The Getty... More

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I went for the walking, and didn't visit the house. The trails are smooth and wide, and not to steep. The views of the Pacific Ocean, the coast, and Catalina are spectacular. Good cityscapes too, showing most of the westside. The trails lead initially to Inspiration Point; once there you can go into Topanga State Park via their trails (which... More

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