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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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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 must see!!

Born and raised in So. Calif. and never had visited until friends from the East Coast came out here. This place is just beautiful!! The Japanese Garden was a site that can't be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Born and raised in So. Calif. and never had visited until friends from the East Coast came out here. This place is just beautiful!! The Japanese Garden was a site that can't be missed. Ate at the cafe - very good food and affordable!! It's just too bad they charge so much for admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The holdings and grounds have grown since my childhood visits with my father. It was always a world class Garden, LIbrary, and Museum. Now everything has become even more spectacular, and yet there is a feeling of peace and refinement throughout the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I arrived later than I anticipated and only was there a couple of hours. The staff was very helpful advising me how to use my time. I started by walking through the Japanese and Chinese gardens, which were beautiful. Traveled through the main house/gallery listening to the general family audio tour included in the initial fee. Finally, I was advised... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Then Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens are always a fun day out. Most people wander around the gardens, especially if they have small children. However a permanent exhibition: Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World is visually stunning, and will interest children as well, although their age will determine how long they can spend in it. The exhibition... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

because there is so much to see. You can easily spend a whole day there. The desert garden is spectacular. There are the Japanese,Chinese, rose, herb & children's gardens and more. There is not just one museum, there are a number. The mansion has Blue Boy & Pinkie. Another has just American artists. And there are special exhibits. There has... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is as good as it gets with lovely gardens and a fabulous treasure chest of many forms of art. The collection of paintings rivals many of the best museums and it is such a treat to see so many really special works as well as magnificent porcelain and furniture. It is all beautifully displayed and such a pleasure to... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Wikipedia says the Huntington is among the wealthiest cultural institutions in the US. I didn't realize this when I went to visit and was expecting something much less amazing. it was simply awe inspiring. We went initially to view Blue Boy and Pinkie - i had no idea there were so many more lovely paintings to view. We spent hours... More 

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Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

From Beverly Hills it certainly takes more then n hour to get there, but then it is certainly worth the effort on a Sunny day. We had a great walk thru the Chines and Japanese Garden, admired the exotic big Desert Garden. In the greenhouse we saw the biggest flower of the world on display : "The Corpse Flower", of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

For some reason, I'd never heard of the Huntington Library et al until I was planning a recent trip to LA. I was looking for other museums beyond the two Gettys and this showed up in my search. Thank goodness I clicked on it. They have Gainsborough's Blue Boy! I grew up looking at Blue Boy and Pinkie in prints.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Huntington has one of my favorite places in the whole world....the cactus and succulent garden is way cool. Add the new and absolutely wonderful Chinese Garden and you've got a place you should not miss. And when we visited, it was only half complete, so it makes me want to come back when that's done. Don't bother with Blue... More 

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