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Address: 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone Number: +1 760-202-2222
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Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for...
Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding, advancing world peace, improving the functioning of government and other purposes through high-level retreats for global leaders from a spectrum of fields.The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands welcomes national and international leaders for high-level retreats and meetings that address and seek solutions to serious issues facing the nation and world. Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is available also for limited public tours with purchase of a ticket. The adjacent Sunnylands Center & Gardens, open free to the public, features exhibitions, films, and educational programs; and visitors can enjoy a nine-acre garden. The historic house and Sunnylands Center & Gardens opened March 1, 2012. Sunnylands Center & Gardens Hours: 9am - 4pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Cafe open until one-half hour before closing. Closed June 15 - September 24, 2015.
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Small, Delightful Gem!

wonderful and interesting small museum and gardens - a pleasant way to spend an early morning or late day with friends or family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

wonderful and interesting small museum and gardens - a pleasant way to spend an early morning or late day with friends or family.

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North Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A superb, classic garden setting. Manicured to a blade of grass. Administered by some very classy people,

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Healdsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the Annenburgs home in palm Springs. There is a ton of history in this location. When we hear of presidents going to play golf in Palm Springs they are coming to the Annenburgs house and playing on their Personal ( not just "private..."personal"!!). There a nice video the they provide and you just walk the grounds, You will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is one amazing residence, reflecting the opulence and wealth of the Annenberg family in a time gone by. The architecture is unique and stunning. The setting is unbelievable; literally a man-made oasis in the desert. You learn a lot about the Annenbergs, and their influence on global politics and philanthropy. To get the most out of your visit, tour... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The tour of the Annenberg Estate is interesting and enlightening. The art collection is remarkable. It isn't easy to get reservations during the high season - January through April so start the process early. A visit to the Estate is well worth your time even if you don't have tickets to the house. A walk through the gardens and the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very well known historical and political retreat. Many presidents of both political parties were invited to stay by the Annenberg family. The grounds are lovely. Tour size is small and limited by events that may be planned there. Plan to make your reservations as soon as the window opens up online.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

it gives you peace of mind, planning to visit during coil weather time's Worth the time spending there. No free for parking lot. Even if you are traveling from LA to AZ you can stop by after clearing all your traffic from LA.

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You can visit Thursdays thru Sunday to see the center and the garden's. If you want to tour the Annenberg home you will need to make a reservation. Check the web site to determine what may be available. The Center is closed during the Summer months starting June into late September.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great estate with so many historical moments and people that have stayed there. You need to book online within a two week period so it's a bit of a hassle but worth it.

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Tulare, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Wish we had been able to do a tour but they were all booked. Although we were able to walk the grounds. Definitely want to do tour next time I'm here

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Address: 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone Number: +1 760-202-2222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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