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Tournament of Roses Association

391 South Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91184
626 449 4100
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Ranked #6 of 32 Attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tours, Performances
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Fremont, California
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1,533 reviews 1,533 reviews
975 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Tournament of Roses puts on my favorite parade of the year - the Rose Parade. And for some reason (except for a rare year), the weather is always clear and sunny for it. We have gone to pre-events for the Tournament of Roses. This included watching the marching bands compete. We have gone seen the floats being decorated at... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband surprised me with a trip to the parade for Christmas. I was not disappointed by the parade, the float viewing or the opportunities to meet association members. Friendly, hardworking, civic minded folks!

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kuala lumpur
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188 reviews 188 reviews
58 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After flying several thousand of miles a few years ago, I visited the infamous Rose Parade. It was early & granting a good weather, a sea of people were already siiting on the road side for a good view.We were fortunate that we need not worry about parking as our friend stayed near where the the Rose Parade. At the... More

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Central Coast California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
30 attraction reviews
510 helpful votes 510 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I knew there would be traffic. I knew it would be a gut buster to stand in line for a porta john. We just had to see it in person once and for all....and I will never return. First let me say the office that manages the tickets sales is great. If you're going, I strongly suggest you call them... More

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La Verne, California
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14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit the Tournament House of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association for a business meeting. This was the first time I visited the mansion. It was built by one of the members of the Wrigley family (as in Wrigley's Gum). It is beautifully maintained and has many references to the annual rose parade. Unfortunately, the... More

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bills@ohiocpa.net
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We fulfilled a life-long dream on January 1, 2014 by attending the Tournament of Roses Parade and viewing the floats close up after the parade. The grandstand seats were great and parade was fantastic, as I expected it to be. But, what was even more special, was getting to see the floats close up after the parade at the park... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Tea at the Tournament of Roses House with the 2014 Rose Court Well, got an invitation to attend a reception tea on Sunday. Thanks Kelly. If was so magnificent a property. The very old and large trees, the seeping lawns that lead into a beautifully restored old mansion with sweeping views of the neighborhood. I have been past the home... More

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Caldwell, Ohio, USA
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

What a fantastic tour!!!! Only way to go is with the official Tournament of Roses Association tour. Great Hotel (we were at the Westin), great guides, great parade, great game. Everything was fantastic. Go a day early and take the tour to "Equestfest", horse show, its a real treat, wonderful. Parade float building tour is awesome, just wish it had... More

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Moncton, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
29 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We have watched this on TV since we were kids and now we've seen it in person!! Reserved a bleacher seat on-line (order early for a good selection) and we enjoyed the football fans all around us. They really added to our excited.... Things to remember: Pee before you get there..they have porta pottys for each bleacher section but....just pee... More

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Northern Michigan
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137 reviews 137 reviews
28 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Loved the parade! We reserved our seats through Sharp Seating. Very good idea. The seats were great. In my opinion, the absolute best place to sit is as close to the intersection of Orange Grove Blvd and Colorado Blvd as possible. Take seat cushions, this is bleacher seating. The bathroom situation is a bit crazy. There are a lot of... More

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