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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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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
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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A Treat!

The Huntington has recently opened a new, easy to access entrance from the North, and new facilities for the reception area, and to house the impressive Steele collection. A visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sacramento, California
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321 reviews 321 reviews
85 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous gardens to meander through. Different than the standard LA hype. So many acres, it is easy to spend at least half a day here. A whole day would allow you to see everything – museums are there as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The Huntington has recently opened a new, easy to access entrance from the North, and new facilities for the reception area, and to house the impressive Steele collection. A visit to "Blue Boy" and "Pinky" are always encouraged. Take the time to tour some of the gardens - Japanese, Australian, Rose Palm, Sculpture etc. And don't forget the manuscript /... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to learn about the history of Southern California and the Huntington family. There is so much to do here, and great for everyone who enjoys learning, history, art, and even going for walks among beautiful plants and follows. Many of the buildings are new or updated. It is a really well maintained piece of history. Enjoy looking at... More 

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Arvada, CO
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time strolling these beautiful gardens and grounds. The Japanese Garden and Desert Garden was my favorites by far. Australian Garden was a little underwhelming. All the gardens could use better signage on pathways, as we found ourselves doubling back by mistake several times. The artwork in the Huntington Mansion was incredible and we enjoyed lunch in the... More 

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Pasadena, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went to the members only preview of the new entrance to the complex. The Orientation Gallery does an excellent job of letting the visitor (either new or experienced) know how the Huntington was started by Henry Huntington. They have included a model of one of his Pacific Electric trollies and a map of the extensive system. There is a short... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

These gardens are really amazing, I know an over used word, but in this case it's true! I loved the Chinese and the Japanese with Bonsai, my husband loved the cactus and succulents. We ate at the cafe outside tearoom both days. Not artist friendly for traveling artist just to warn other traveling artist but there is so much to... More 

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Incredible grounds/gardens with well thought out flow of foot traffic. The house is wonderful to walk through. What a vision he had and the results are terrific. If I lived ing the area I would have a full membership and would be there once a week.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The last time I have visited this place was when I was in the third grade. I didn't appreciate it very much back then. Thanks to Tripadvisor's high reviews, we decided to give it a try. This place is a hidden gem in the city. We started off with the cactus garden and then to the Japanese garden. We are... More 

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glendora, ca
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218 reviews 218 reviews
53 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

this is a place of many faces: gardens, galleries, shops, etc the gardens are fabulous, especially the newer chinese garden they have done a fabulous job and it is now quite full of vegetation which makes it restful and photogenic there are several art galleries with a wide range of styles and eras also a big collection of silver items... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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303 reviews 303 reviews
73 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I think we might have been here on the most perfect day of the year, but this is by far the best thing I have done so far this year. We managed to stumble along into a tour given by a botanist of the desert garden, learned all about the plants and their history at the Huntington, adaptations, etc. Then... More 

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