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Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
310-456-8432
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Beaches
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along the beautiful Malibu coastline and is home to a museum that explores the... more » Owner description: The historic home of Merritt Huntley Adamson, a local rancher, is set along the beautiful Malibu coastline and is home to a museum that explores the history of Malibu. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did not get to go inside. We arrived 30 minutes to late on a Sunday. They closed I think at 2:00. However, the grounds are filled with beauty! The flora and the ocean view is incredible! You can also look in the windows if you are late like me.

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Castro Valley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a magnificent expression of interior design using thousands of tiles in every possible color and pattern. Much of it is Moorish, but also Spanish and Mexican influences. The house has a few stairs, not too much for slow climbers, and the views of the bay and surrounding area are worth it. It over-looks Surfriders Beach and there is a... More

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Palm Springs
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A nice spot in Malibu. Great views of the beach and pier. Take the tour($8) and see some fantastic tile work. Lovely house with incredible views. Docents are friendly and well informed. Strolling around the grounds is free.There is street parking, but the best bet is to use the paid parking lot next to the house.

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Los Angeles, California
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50 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Not to missed. They offer wonderful tours were you learn everything about the Adamson family, the Malibu tile works, Adohr Farms etc. I never tire of seeing the beautiful house on the ocean. You can feel that the family is still there.

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Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had driven by this area many times, not realizing until I did some research on places to visit in Malibu that it existed. Our car club visited the venue and loved everything about the tour. We did have to park our cars back in a shopping center and walk across the bridge, which was no problem. The story of... More

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Cornwall
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161 reviews 161 reviews
54 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It is easy to miss this treasure driving along the Pacific Coastal Highway through Malibu. But if you only have time to look at the grounds, it's definitely worth it. The home of one of the original local families, their story has been outlined by plaques around the grounds and outside of the house - and includes example of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Beautiful small historic home in a wonderful location. The lawned and tiled grounds - converted from what were originally sand dunes - are beautifully maintained with wonderful subtropical vegetatlon. Fabulous views right over the Pacific, towards Malibu and over Malibu lagoon, a major bird reserve. The house was not open when we visited but the grounds were. There are good... More

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Portland, Oregon
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Lovely historic house and fascinating history of the area. Although it wasn't really open to the public we were welcomed to tour. Donations accepted.

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Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Slightly off the beaten path, the Adamson House is for those who live in the area, or those who love art and are looking for something else to see. It's not your typical museum...it's a historic home, built in the late 1920's and owned by the daughter of the original Malibu landowners. Especially nice are the many tiles used in... More

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Malibu
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a chance to relive an important part of malibu and Southern California history. The Adamson house is hidden behind it's original stone wall next to the pier. Walk through the gates and you are carried back to the 1930's when this beautiful Spanish Colonial House and splendid gardens were in their heydays. Situated on 13 acres next to... More

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