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Huntington Library and Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA, Pasadena, CA 91108
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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Pasadena
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you like gardens, then you should visit here. They have a large variety of different kinds of gardens like a Chinese garden, a Japanese garden, Australian garden, desert garden and a lily pond garden. You could spend a lot of time just in the gardens, but then they also have the Huntington house which is full of art including... More

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place has something for everyone. There are beautiful gardens in a variety of styles with plants from around the world. There is american and European art. There is history about the Huntington family. There are audio tours. There are the rare books and writings like an original copy of the Declaration of Independence. There is so much to see... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

These gardens and library and art pieces are a fabulous mix. Like an intelligent theme park. The gardens are truly phenomenal. Spend the whole day. My favorite, the Japanese Garden and house.

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Spectacular variety of gardens, interesting art exhibits, a day trip with lots of leisurely walking.

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FAIRFAX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a collection of amazing gardens, art gallery, library...a fabulous docent gave a free tour and it was well worth the time to see the garden highlights with her. Excellent experience!

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fort lee, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A truly beautiful place, with an extraordinary array of gardens, fountains, trees, arranged in separate and distinct areas, ie, Chinese gardens, Japanese, desert, etc. there are 'jitneys' that will take you around the entire area...or from one area to another. We got there late one day, and therefore did not get to see the art collection....that we will do next... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Huntington numerous times at different times of the year. On this July day, we enjoyed the museums and the Japanese and Chinese Gardens. I wish they had better food especially for the price. We had the Chinese food and it was OK. The cafe is your best bet. The Tea House is pricey for what... More

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Dallas/Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Who could argue with a day at "Star Fleet Academy" Beautifully maintained gardens and fine art in a "home" setting!

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a place where you can see famous books such as one of the few Gutenberg Bibles, enjoy beautiful gardens, learn about science and horticulture and see some of the best art in the country.

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Winchester VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Absolutely fantastic gardens of all kinds here. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to see them, especially the Chinese and Japanese gardens. So peaceful and inspiring. The library has some very interesting exhibits of rare books which are not usually seen in museums. There are several buildings housing beautiful artwork. We were there for more than four hours,... More

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