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Tournament of Roses Association

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Address: 391 South Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91184
Phone Number: 626 449 4100
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Beyond Beautiful!

This is always been a New Years day event for me, but it was alway on the television. This year I decided to see first hand. It was breathtakingly beautiful! The workmanship if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is always been a New Years day event for me, but it was alway on the television. This year I decided to see first hand. It was breathtakingly beautiful! The workmanship if the floats really needs to be seen up close. I look forward to going back and hope to be a volunteer. The organizers have the crowd control... More 

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clifton
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My extended family went to see the parade in 2015. Unfortunately, it was one of the coldest parade ever. It was in the 20's... or it felt like it because we were in the shade. Most of the reviews I saw encouraged the traveler to opt for a paid seat instead of chancing it with the free-crowd. I paid premium... More 

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Plan and research early if you want to see the Tournament of Roses Parade, we purchased tickets for seats in the stands then lucked out getting free tickets with even better viewing!! We parked in a large parking garage then caught the train and walked from the closest stop to our seats. We were able to view the floats before... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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264 reviews 264 reviews
106 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Wrigley mansion is a great place to go on tours (only on select days). The people are very friendly, answer all questions. Tours are free, and about an hour. Beautiful pictures outside, too.

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Montrose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spearmint Gum to the Tournament of Roses. I have attended 53 Rose Parades. Best floats on Earth! Championship bands and spectacular equestrians. It is fun to construct and decorate the floats. Tournament House is a great mansion on Orange Grove. There are some interesting exhibits inside and a diverse rose garden outside. The association does a stupendous job every year!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

my daughters school was in the parade this year so I went out to follow them around to all their activities (Disney, universal, band fest, queen Mary, etc....). I have to admit that I did not e pest to be so moved by the parade - once you sit in the seats and the parade gets going (including fly over... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was so excited to see this parade first hand that getting up at 4am after celebrating New Years Eve with friends was not an issue. If you get a chance to go be sure to go with a tour. We had front row parking for our tour bus with our seats right across Colorado Blvd. It was in the... More 

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North, South Carolina
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515 reviews 515 reviews
182 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Reading other reviews reminds me how smart it is to book ahead with a tour company. We used Cartan and were very impressed. Coming from the East coast we needed to be sure of transportation, good hotel, and great seats. We got all that was advertised including float building in one of the barns - something you must see to... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you ever get a chance to do a tour with one of the companies that have the Rose Bowl Parade and associated pre-parade preview of how the floats are made and assembled, then I suggest you do. We used YMT tours and they are the leading provider of this tour. This was something I've wanted to do for years... More 

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Rochester, Mi
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148 reviews 148 reviews
40 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had gone 2 yrs ago and enjoyed it immensely so decided to go this year. This year we went the 1st day (Jan 2) and parked at The Rose Bowl... previously we parked at The Community College and went the last day.... I would definitely recommend the Community College over the Rose Bowl, they were way more organized over... More 

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