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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone Number: 626-405-2100
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Mon 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art...

A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens.

The library and art gallery contain rare books and one of the most complete collections of 18th century art outside of London.

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A surprising find

In the middle of a beautiful high end city stands the Huntington Library ang Gardens. It is a difficult place to explain because of its many attractions. The newly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Marino, California, USA
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San Marino, California, USA
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the middle of a beautiful high end city stands the Huntington Library ang Gardens. It is a difficult place to explain because of its many attractions. The newly restored Huntington masion, he was a wealthy railroad baron is a thing of beauty. The numerous art works will be appreciated by all given their broad range from Pinky and Blue... More 

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Highbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Laid out to perfection with specialist gardens well worth a visit. The Chinese garden under construction looks magnificent already. Didn't have time for the Art/museum so will plan a return trip.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From cherry blossoms at the Japanese garden to several tropical varieties in the Tropical Garden, the botanical gardens themselves are a whole day affair. Couple these with some rare handwritten manuscripts from the likes of Mark Twain, in the library, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens becomes a must visit in the Pasadena/San Marino areas. The first Thursday of every... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 3.5 hours here and found ourselves skipping some areas because closing time is at 4:30pm. You may want to check their website for operating hours as they may be different depending the day or the season. The desert garden and the Chinese garden are must-see sights. We also enjoyed the Shakespeare, herb, and hothouse botanical gardens. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Huntington is a visionary oasis and a private non-profit collections based research and educatiinal institution of Henry E. Huntington and Arabella Duval Huntington. It is set on hundreds acres of ground with collections of art, cultures gardens, an array of botanical gardens of plants from all around the world. My husband and I arrived just in time for a... More 

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Pomona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aside from their Botanical Gardens, this is also a nice place to have a small party like an Engagement party, Bridal and Baby Shower or any kind of party.

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Takoma Park, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never knew about this place until a photographer guy told me. There are so many cactus here, I think more than any desert. There are also other gardens, a Chinese, Japanese and Australian gardens, maybe some others. The national gardens were nice but the cactus area was incredible. Must see!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huntington Botanical Garden has the most beautiful gardens in LA County. We visited the Japanese and Chinese Gardens and both are spectacular. I am impressed with the improvements done to the Chinese Garden which can soon be the most beautiful of the seven gardens. Entrance fee can be pricey especially with the limited operating hours.

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Pasadena, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The art here is fantastic! Even in the rain the gardens are gorgeous. If you are challenged they have golf carts to take you from building to building. Be sure and stop for guide information before starting. That helped us not waste energy on exhibits that were closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's hard to put the Huntington in a particular category. It has an amazing collection of art work, the most famous piece being The Blue Boy, by Thomas Gainsborough. There is also a highly regarded research library that includes historic works such as one of only 11 vellum Gutenberg bibles known to exist. We spend most of our time there... More 

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