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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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If only I could live there. When you are in Sunnylands it's like nothing else exists. You are surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush grounds. You feel a little royal being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If only I could live there. When you are in Sunnylands it's like nothing else exists. You are surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush grounds. You feel a little royal being there knowing you are sharing the same grounds many dignitaries and traveled. The house tour is excellent and is worth the wait. The Sunday concerts are relaxing and small... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I live in Rancho Mirage and had not had an opportunity to visit Sunnylands. I finally got tickets and am glad I made the extra effort. Getting tickets is not easy but well worth the time. The architecture is superb and the grounds are beautiful. The small tour groups make this tour extra special. This is a must visit for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you are in Rancho Mirage, check this out. It is very popular so reservation are necessary. Very unique where very many notable guests spent a few days.

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Roanoke VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

There is a lot of history in this home's brief existence to go along with the architecture, the furnishings and centuries of artwork and craftsmanship. Among all the homes of the "rich and famous" you can see, this one holds its own as a breathtaking modern example. Not to mention that with many past and present presidents visiting, appropriate security... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a wonderful,part of the history of the whole Palm Springs area. Very difficult to book a ticket thru their lottery set up. Even if you can t obtain one ,a visit there is still interesting, just the garden and the estate's history is worth a visit. Great little cafe and museum store also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Free Yoga on Friday's in season. Check the website first or call for accurate information. Shade under the trees is the best!

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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 11 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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