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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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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... read more

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

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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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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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

You have a choice, tour the gardens for free and/or take the house tour a nominal fee. Either way worth it.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were lucky enough to get tickets for the house and grounds tour - if you want a SPECTACULAR time, make sure you get on line early to purchase tickets. Walking into the Annenbergs home was so awesome - knowing that world dignitaries had either visited or stayed on the property - Clinton, Bush, Obama, Prince Charles, Reagan, Sinatra -... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This review is just for the Center and gardens, as we were unable to book a tour of the residence. The gardens around the center, free to visit, are lovely. They are primarily comprised of massed cacti, agave and yucca. I like the clean style but it becomes a bit monotonous after a short while. The staff at the center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Everyone that comes to the area should try to go. Tickets must be arranged on line. A lot of presidential history.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We arrived with a group, had a bite to eat and then went on a most wonderful tour of the Annenberg Estate. We traveled in a 6 seat golf cart and the young lady who was presenting was completely knowledgeable about all aspects of the attraction. You probably need to make reservations in advance so that you can get tickets... More 

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Address: 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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