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Huntington Library and Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA, Pasadena, CA 91108
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Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions in Pasadena
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This centre requires quite a bit of time to see everything, we only saw part of the gardens, which were beautiful. The library and other galleries are spectacular, very European in style. Amazing manuscripts in the library and lots of porcelain, pottery and glass in the gallery. Lunch in the tearoom was lovely, much nicer than the alternative café. Robert,... More

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Altadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

With a facility as well endowed as the Huntington, one should expect an excellent experience, and one does. The gardens are very good and offer a range from Chinese & Japanese through roses & herbs to desert. The art is outstanding with examples from some of America's and Europe's (especially England) best painters. It also has a fine collection of... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We only had two hours to spend here as we didn't realise how big and beautiful this place was. The gardens are beautiful, and as we are not from the US, it was really interesting seeing such different plants there. We even got to see two hummingbirds, which was really cool for us! I would really highly recommend this -... More

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Riverside, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went here to see the beautiful garden and were amazed at how beautiful it is. Husband had a scooter and was able to go everywhere. If you walk please wear good walking shoes because you will do plenty of that. Oriental garden are so peaceful. The Bonsai garden is fascinating. So many wonderful examples of this art. We only... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm sure many people have passed up visiting the Huntington because they think it is a library. What a shame as my wife and I spent over 4 hours exploring the many gardens and browsing through the library and art collection. I'd say I was most impressed with the gardens. They alone are worth a visit to the Huntington. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a real surprise most wonderful books to see . Rare books and manuscripts . Beautiful gardens to visit . Books : Galileo Galilei , Hubble ...

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Parking was easy and free. Senior admission was much reduced from the higher admission fee. We took a guided tour and it was really the best. The guide talked about the history of the gardens and all the plants. He was very knowledgeable.

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Los Angeles, California
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is great for people of all ages. Walking the gardens or checking out the art here is a great way to spend a few hours.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am very lucky to have relatives in Pasadena, so every time I visit LA, I make sure to spend an afternoon here. The Huntington Library and Gardens is a great place to spend an afternoon to chill out and walk though the beautiful gardens and see the art gallery. A great break from the hustle and bustle of downtown... More

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
24 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wow! This place is a wonderful detour from the traffic and noise of the city. The gardens are divided into sections, based on native plants etc from that particular area. One just has to wind their way through the acres of landscape to see tons of beauty from Mother Nature. My favorite was the desert gardens. I was astonished that... More

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