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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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Step Back to a Cowboy Movie Great's Ranch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lovely place for a walk. We parked a bit down the street as they charge a fee to park. If we were going to be there all day would have paid but we were only going for a wee walk. The trails were very easy to walk and not too steep and the view from the top was stunning. The... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Love this beautiful park, and always come when I can. If an event is happening here, I always do my best to make plans work out. The Veuve Clicquot Classic was a fun, upscale event - great fun to dress up and wear a wide brimmed hat!! - where there was plenty of bubbly, yummy food, a great crowd of... More 

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Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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