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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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Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Absolutely Spectacular!

I have visited the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens many times. It is one of my favorite places to take visitors. The spectacular beauty of the grounds, the magnificent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have visited the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens many times. It is one of my favorite places to take visitors. The spectacular beauty of the grounds, the magnificent mansion and the outstanding art collections make this a "must see" destination.

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Tiburon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A wide variety of attractions, including Japanese garden, Chinese garden, Museum, Art gallery, cafe. Easily spend the morning or afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

There's more than a days worth of things to see, but for my 2-cents I can recommend the American Art building ... Nice ambience and layout and some nice pieces to see. If you're at the Huntington give the American Art collection at least a "walk around".

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Anaheim, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The first time I visited, I was a child and I have been enchanted by this place ever since. The gardens are spectacular, the art is amazing and the architecture is breathtaking. Plan to spend your whole day here. You will not be disappointed.

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Springfield, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were in Pasadena for the Rose Parade and decided to spend a day at this close-by attraction. (Note: check the website for special operating days during this time period.) Good choice. This large former estate features beautiful gardens, art, and historical documents. Our favorite sections were the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. Best we have experienced in the United States.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just a short drive out of LA, this is a must visit destination for anyone LA! We had an absolutely wonderful day exploring the gardens and art galleries and collections here. Walking through the grounds is a beauty in itself- perfectly manicured lawns, tall trees, the botanical gardens and numerous other gardens (rose, jungle, desert, herb and Japanese and Chinese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I couldn't believe this was in LA! You feel like you are visiting so many different places in an afternoon! The art is incredible, the grounds, the botanical gardens...it was a wonderful day! I cannot WAIT to go back again! Highly recommend it!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wow! You honestly cant see it all in a day, in my opinion. We arrived fairly early in the day (August) It was hot, extremely hot! We walked over three miles and I don't think we saw everything! There are so many serene spots here, if I lived closer this would be a regular spot to sit and spend time.... More 

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Layton, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Everything is so beautiful and peaceful. I love the children's garden it's so cute! The grounds were very well kept. It reminded me of Chastworth House in England.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very beautiful garden. Beware it is BIG and covers a lot of ground. My best advice is visit early in the day to be able to see all that the museum has to offer. I was able to see the Rose Garden which has very little roses this time of year, same goes for the Shakespeare Garden. The Dessert Garden... More 

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