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Address: 1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone Number: 925-943-5899, ext. 2162
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Life in the Past

Borges Ranch is a place to see if your into the way life used the be at the turn of 1900's There is an operating blacksmith and many other operating exhibits of life on a ranch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Borges Ranch is a place to see if your into the way life used the be at the turn of 1900's There is an operating blacksmith and many other operating exhibits of life on a ranch before all of the modern tools that we use today. A great place to take kids, Watch there Web site(http://www.walnut-creek.org/about/visiting_us/borges_ranch.asp) they have many special... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a sweet little old fashioned farm that is available for visiting year round. Nice place to visit on the weekend with kids or a friend. Flat areas to walk. Many chickens, rabbits, sheep, and goats to see in their pens. Blacksmith shop with original tools. Gives a good idea of what an life would be like in the... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this historic ranch. We saw the wind mill, the barn area, and the historic house. In 1899, Frank Borges purchased 700 acres (280 ha) for a cattle ranch and the house for his family, On the ranch, one can see animals such as sheep, goats, chickens, and pigs. There is farm wagons, tractors, and carts to see,... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A few miles from downtown on the edge of Mt. Diablo Regional Park in the Shell Ridge Open Space this is a wonderful place to visit for the whole family. We went there for a special Summer event and enjoyed the experience even more. When you're looking for an easy outing try Borges Ranch. Also great for hiking.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

A trip to Borges lets you travel back in time to the early days in California. It is hidden in the rolling foothills of Mount Diabblo. Despite being so close to neighboring communities, you feel like you are totally isolated from every one else.

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