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Huntington Library and Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA, Pasadena, CA 91108
626 405 2100
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Pasadena
Type: Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A Must if you are in the LA area for the weekend. The gardens, the roses, the Japonese & Chinese gardens are quite beautiful and only take about 90 minutes to walk around. In case of need there is a facility for snacks/food/drinks which you can savout outdoors. The Library and galleries have exquisite works of art (even two Canaletto).... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Magnificent grounds and grand art. There's afternoon tea which reservations are highly recommended. Tours and docents available for assistance. Also one day a month they provide free entrance.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great experience, from the gardens, ark and library collection. Only downside does not open until 12:00 and closes at 4:30 you have to move right along if you want to see a bit of all.

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Palo Alto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Huntington mansion (Library) has the original "Pinkie" and "Blue Boy" portraits, plus many other fine works of art; these two have been my favorites for a lifetime, particularly Pinkie. The gardens are very large and gorgeous -- we only had time for the succulent garden and the Japanese and rose gardens. We had a reservation for lunch at the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I asked my brother if there were any attractions I could visit on my way to Palm Springs from Cambria, Ca. He said not to miss the Huntington Gardens and boy he was right on. We took a tour with one of their tour guides and I am sure glad we did that. She showed us through the gardens, the... More

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was our first trip to the area, and had no idea what to expect. We went to walk through the gardens as a suggestion from a relative. The gardens are expansive and very accessible. Unfortunately we had to leave before we could travel through any of the several museums on site. This is worth a second tip, we'll just... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a real find! The gardens are extensive and encompass at least a dozen different gardens. There is a desert garden, rose garden, Australian garden and tropical gardens to name but a few. The best in my view are the Japanese and Chinese gardens which are absolutely stunning. These have fantastic bridges, traditional Japanese house, Chinese pavilions, lakes, and... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you travel to Southern California, do not miss this "must see" place. It has a very large beautiful garden with variety of plants, including tropical, cactus garden, ponds, Japanese, and Chinese garden and a lovely English type Tea Room. But the the high light for art lover's are several museums, each superb, with rare books and many artifacts. The... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It has the largest collection of Gainsborogh's I have seen, including the famous 'Blue Boy' it was the family home and estate of the prestigious Huntington Family and was left in trust to the state by the family and is in-tact as the family left it.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Enjoyed visiting the garden with family this weekend. Really enjoyed the Chinese and Japanese gardens. The herb garden was larger than most and had a great selection. Was lucky to spot some wildlife too! Nice place to get away from the city.

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