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Address: 1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone Number: 925-943-5899, ext. 2162
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This farm is a piece of history with all its hands on equipment and the ability to wander among the farm animals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Ellis B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This farm is a piece of history with all its hands on equipment and the ability to wander among the farm animals.

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Thank Ellis B
San Mateo, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Borges Ranch is set up as a visitors center with almost all of the original buildings that were the main buildings of an active ranch. They have an onsite Park Ranger, who maintains a wide variety of animals for view and enjoyment. There are hiking and horse riding trails through out and BEST of all, You can see all the... More 

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Thank djsays
Bay area,Calif
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love this place a view into Walnut Creek from a century ago important to know where we come from and who we were An opportunity to see the farming community that grew into WC

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Thank jimrunred
California
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A wonderful place to get away from the crowded confusion of Walnut Creek. The ranch buildings evoke an era of self-sufficiency and simplicity. I go there to sketch and often see other artists painting in the area. It is a good jumping off point for a couple of trials. Not recommended on the hottest days, but very pleasant the rest... More 

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Thank Catherine H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Borges Ranch is a great place to hike, in many directions. Connects to Mt. Diablo trails, and many other regional trails. Especially beautiful in the Spring.

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Thank saolsen11
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautifully preserved ranch and grounds with equipment and tools from the early days. Climb on old tractors, pump water, listen to the chickens and other farm animals. Explore the barn with its variety of farm tools. Have a picnic or BBQ at Bob Pond (in the spring, look for polliwogs) then take a short hike into the surrounding hills. You... More 

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Thank Margaret B
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Do you love hiking and petting goats? Then Borges is for you. We'd intended to hike the hills beyond the ranch but having parked at the ranch couldn't help ourselves, the goats and mini pigs called to us! After we had our farm animal fix we proceeded to the trail leading from the farm and were saturated and cleansed by... More 

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Thank bonanie
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

An old ranch with much of the original "turn-of-the-century" feel - 20th century that is. Lots of walking trails. A very fun place to be on the weekends with guided tours. Great place to take young children.

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Thank JourneyImaged
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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31 reviews
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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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Thank Gary M
Walnut Creek, California
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8 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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