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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
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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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... read more

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

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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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

My first time to the gardens was extraordinary. There is so much to look at and admire that you're almost overwhelmed at first. It would be fun for family as well if you're looking for a leisurely day to walk around and have lunch The tea room is a tiny little air-conditioned spot with all sorts of foods and desserts.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place for learning about art as well as exotic plants. However, should you wish to merely take in the unique atmosphere of the gardens and architecture you can find great tranquility without having to think.

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I only had an hour and a bit here but I really enjoyed the experience. It was a bit hot to wander in the gardens, but I enjoyed the Library and the Main House. I took the guided tour via voice recorder, which was free. I'd highly recommend it as it gives extra insight into what you are seeing. The... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I LOVE Botanical gardens all over the world and this is a WORLD CLASS gardens, we spent several hours seeing the fabulous succulent and cactus gardens, then the wonderful Japanese gardens and Chinese, so many gorgeous blooming trees since we were there in May....may NEW trees I had never seen before and loads of hummingbirds; got my first great hummer... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had not been here since I was a child and was really looking forward to the visit. While I can't manage to keep plants alive at home, I love wandering through gardens and these do not disappoint. The entrance is well laid out and very inviting with many benches. The main garden ways are wide, so you never feel... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Three years ago we visited and there was a lot of refurbishing going on and the Chinese garden was open but not finished. This time the house was open and they had just opened a new visitor center and a nice large café. I really enjoyed the new additions especially the new larger museum store which has been a favorite... More 

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New London, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went to LA in July of 2014. Huntington Botanical Garden is one of the wonderful places I've ever seen. I liked everything flowers, sculptures and even food in the cafe. I had very good experience and now I have good memories

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Northern Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I visited the Huntington primarily to check out the art collection. Headlined by Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," the European collection struck us as heavy on portraits by big-name artists and not very exciting. The ceramics were attractive but nothing special. The highlight of the American collection is an okay Edward Hopper. Overall the art left us disappointed. The... More 

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