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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 #60 of 397 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Although we checked on the website before leaving home, the park access road was closed the Saturday we went. Event parking was further down the road at a high school and other neighborhoods. I assume it was a polo event since that occurs on Saturdays, but no mention was made of road closures on the website. With two handicapped individuals... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

love walking round this little park and looking at the fish ducks and turtles in the fountain great place for picnic and also has public toilets x

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice spot for a picnic and close to the beach just North of Santa Monica and easily found from the PCH.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

There's a fee to park at the car park. Went to hike the Inspiration Trail. Short walk and we were up on top and could see the ocean although the view wasn't very clear. Went back down to wait for the Ranch House tour that started at the top of every hour. That was good =) The guide was very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a pretty sweet hike up and down the promontory hill. Amazing views of Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles. No parking fee if you just set up camp a bit further down the hill. There was even a polo match played on the grounds. Apparantly some Hollywood stars head up here at times, because it's not particularly crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great hike A little over grown Somewhat difficult Abandoned Nazi camp village was creepy but cool Not a place you want to hike at night

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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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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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