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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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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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
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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If your ever in the area of Pasadena, you should visit. The place is huge! So many gardens and a variety of plants. They also have an amazing tea house with all you can eat...the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Moreno Valley, California
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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If your ever in the area of Pasadena, you should visit. The place is huge! So many gardens and a variety of plants. They also have an amazing tea house with all you can eat...the scones are delicious, plus they let you take them home if you didn't finish them. This place is very relaxing...my favorite is the desert garden,... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was first introduced to this amazing place on an elementary school field trip. Ever since, I've come back and come back to experience 8th and 19th-century European art and 17th to mid-20th-century American art. The landscaped gardens, including the "Japanese Garden", the "Desert Garden", "the Children's (interactive) Garden", "The Rose Garden" and the "Chinese Garden" still draw me in.... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you are in Los Angeles, take time to head to the Pasadena area to visit one of Southern California's unique attractions, the Huntington. We spent the day touring the botanical gardens, and the wonderful art collection. Some friends gave us good advice, get a picnic lunch, we went to Whole Foods and bought picnic items before arriving at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is such a beautiful place to visit, the gardens are beautiful . The home has a fantastic art exhibit and you can walk around and see the interior design and furniture. There are seasonal outdoor concerts and events on the property. I love the Japanese gardens and the pond. There is a lovely gift shop where you can buy... More 

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Coming to Los Angeles and the Hollywood scene is not really your thing then make the time to travel to The Huntington Library and Art Collections which is far removed from all the typical celebrity touristy attractions. The Huntington is a very large which means you will really need to plan to spend the whole day out here to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

After visiting 2 times I signed up to be a member. The grounds are beautiful! They just finished the admissions area and phase 1 of the Chinese Gardens. Parking is FREE! When walking around, take your time and enjoy the scenery. There is so much to see. Since becoming a member I've been back 4 times. Came with my family... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A library with research center, a fabulous art collection and an amazing botanical gardens to walk through. You will enjoy each visit and find something new each time. Highly recommended for multiple visits.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This was beautiful, wish we had arrived earlier but since we had planned our day a certain way we got here around 1:30pm. To enjoy it all, spend all day here. Too many gardens to name and it was a lovely walk. There is a cafe which serves food and there's a great variety. The chicken breast sandwich was overpriced... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A close friend had suggested we visit the Huntington Library a while ago. We go to CA often, but this was our first opportunity to go - and it won't be the last time we visit there! We had no idea what to expect. It's not just a library, but also a museum, amazing gardens and so much more! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a large place with a library with many antiquities, an art museum, the usual store and food place. The gardens are the most impressive part of this place. It is expensive and it is large. Plan to stay a long time.

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Address: Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone Number: 626-405-2100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marino
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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