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Huntington Library and Gardens

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Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA, Pasadena, CA 91108
Phone Number: 626 405 2100
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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First Visit - Will Be Back

After living in Southern California my entire life, we finally made it over the the Huntington Library. Such beautiful grounds and gardens. A very peaceful and quiet experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pasadena, California
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my third visit to the Huntington Library & Gardens. Bees were buzzing around pink blossoms, members crowded in for a preview of the garden art in the Boone Gallery, and thee was excellent Asia fare at the cafe with a water view in Chinese Gardens fashioned like those I'd seen in Souchou. Staff were friendly and helpful, plus... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After living in Southern California my entire life, we finally made it over the the Huntington Library. Such beautiful grounds and gardens. A very peaceful and quiet experience and one not to be missed We only made it through the European Art portion of the museum proper because we spent so much time in the gardens.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the gardens are simply stunning, our favorite place to explore was the "Beautiful Science" exhibit. There are some truly incredible works on display in the fields of Astronomy and Medicine in particular. You could easily spend an entire day exploring The Huntington and it would be a day very well spent!

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One really needs at least a whole day to do the Huntington proper justice: count on spending at least an hour in the old mansion (built as a grand residence but also with the ultimate intention of displaying art), another hour in the library (the rotating exhibits there are also fascinating), and another hour in the gardens. Don't miss the... More 

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Doylestown, Ohio
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much beauty! It's still beautiful to us (we're from OH) despite the drought issues. My favorite is the Japanese Garden. Take you time. Enjoy the views. It's so peaceful and relaxing here.

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Pasadena, California
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94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a while since we have visited, so I don't know how they are dealing with the drought, but in the past this has always been a great place to spend an afternoon. Beautiful and varied gardens, a massive library and lots of paintings/sculptures to see.

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Thank 1goofybird
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see some great stuff and how the Rich and Shameless lived back a hundred years ago. Then look no farther as you will see some amazing architecture & gardens in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. If you have a large chunk of change and nothing to spend it on then have high tea there... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Huntington is sublime. The grounds alone would make the price of admission worthwhile. Highly trained, personable staff and jaw-dropping collections of art. It would take weeks to see it properly. I only wish we lived closer. Great gift shop, too -- perhaps better than any we've seen in any other museum. (Excellent cafe, too.)

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many different types of gardens to see here. My favorite was the succulents, but I also liked all the trees from New Zealand/Australia as well as the Chinese gardens.

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Pasadena, California
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to escape from all the hustle and bustle of the city. The gardens are magnificent. Great way to spend time with the family or visitors. A gem of Pasadena.

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