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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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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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They may have priceless art, but the gardens are my favorite...could walk and enjoy for hours and hours. Love their new cafe too, which has a good selection of food. They serve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

They may have priceless art, but the gardens are my favorite...could walk and enjoy for hours and hours. Love their new cafe too, which has a good selection of food. They serve terrific coffee too.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We live in Southern California and enjoy having a membership to the Gardens. They are beautiful to walk through and well suited to all ages. Whenever anyone visits us, we take them here to explore. There are wonderful art exhibits, a fantastic exploration exhibit in the rain forest building well suited to young children, and very cool displays in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Mark that on your map. You have to visit that place about half a day long. Lovely place it's the international gardens. Very cool place to visit.

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L.A. Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I've been visiting the Huntintington for over forty years, and I can honestly say it's better than its ever been. Recent renovations to the front entrance included a buffet style cafe which offers nice views of the gardens. And you can eat there without paying the admission fee! Go with the idea that you will be spending most of your... More 

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los angeles, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Extensive grounds, including beautiful gardens reflecting different geographies and cultures, art museums, rare book library, special exhibitions and a number of cafes and restaurants. Among the highlights are the Japanese gardens and tea house, Chinese gardens boasting an abridged version of the Summer Palace garden in Beijing, Gainsborough's Blue Boy and Pinkie portraits and original Shakespeare manuscripts. It's very easy... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We spent six days in the LA area and found the Huntington to be an outstanding experience. First off, it's hard to say if the gardens or the multiple museums are better then the other. The gardens were beautiful and presented in multiple formats. The art museums were great as well as the manuscript library with the magna carta!, Gutenburg... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were lucky to go on one of their free days, so we saved a lot of money. The Gardens are a little expensive, but you could spend all day here. The children's garden is delightful as well as the Japanese Garden. This is a wonderful way to spend the day with your family.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a great place!!!! The library with it's original rooms is magnificent and the museum has the original Blue Boy painting. Across the room is the companion painting, Pinky. The gardens are magnificent and I enjoyed the Chinese and the Japanese gardens and the tranquility. The gift shop has some beautiful as well as unusual items. I will definitely go... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is massive! So much to see and do! I only saw the gardens and spent most of my day there! I recommend coming first thing in the morning when it opens if you want to see everything. If you really want to see the gardens in full bloom, go in the spring. Also, if you do go in... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a GREAT, "Must-Do" location for family, friends, lovers, children, seniors.. A (free) walk around the Huntington Gardens will be the highlight for many.. And surprisingly kept even the 5 children in our group (ages 3-9) occupied!!

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Additional Information about Huntington Library and Gardens

Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA, Pasadena, CA 91108
Phone Number: 626 405 2100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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