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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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An Oasis in Southern California.

Such a beautiful, beautiful place. The Huntington is perfect for a day trip, strolling among its various gardens. It's relatively peaceful, and definitely suitable for all ages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Such a beautiful, beautiful place. The Huntington is perfect for a day trip, strolling among its various gardens. It's relatively peaceful, and definitely suitable for all ages. Plan to spend at least a few hours taking in the beautiful landscaping. I highly recommend it!

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Huntington Library is a spectacular living masterpiece not to be missed. Walking through the Japanese Garden was like a visit to Kyoto. Spend half a day to see the grounds, view the European and American art collections and you will leave inspired.

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Duarte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Huntington Gardens are absolutely amazing. Beautiful acres and acres of flowers, trees, plants all in the middle of the Beautiful city of San Marino. Great place to take the kids

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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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