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Pio Pico State Historical Park

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Address: 6003 Pioneer Blvd., Whittier, CA 90606
Phone Number: 562 695-1217
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Great Local History

I love California history, and having Pio Pico State Park so close to home is really great. They often have special days and fiestas. They have docents dressed in period costume... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Whittier, California
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Whittier, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love California history, and having Pio Pico State Park so close to home is really great. They often have special days and fiestas. They have docents dressed in period costume talking about Pio Pico and the history surrounding the last governor of Alta California.

Thank KatTheRat13
Whittier, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I happened to notice this place one day as I was driving by. The next few times that I stopped by they were always closed. They seem to be open kind of random days. Once I got inside I was pleasantly surprised. The estate is really well cared for. The gardens are very nice and so is the home itself.... More 

Thank ExploringWonderland
Whittier, California. Usa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are interested in California History, this is one of the last remaining adobe houses showing how "Californios" live in the early days. A historic park with one house and gardens set in a fraction of what the property used to be. Limited staff to inform of the history of this house. Home to the last Mexican governor Pio... More 

Thank odiegranado
Mukilteo, Washington
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We found Pio Pico when we were looking for Huntington Beach, yes we were lost. To our pleasant surprise we had the beach almost to ourselves and the Ranger at the visitor center was very helpful in describing the History of the Park. There were a couple of school busses there but there is so much room you hardly knew... More 

Thank mukilteomike44
Pasadena, California
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120 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Try to imagine seeing the San Gabriel River in your backyard and you will get an idea of how the Governor of Mexican California lived in the adobe. Good place to take the kids and give them a sense of history.

1 Thank TerrywHamilton
Whittier, California
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79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a great place to visit with children 10 and under if you are interested in enriching their knowledge about California History. Although a small park it is a neat place to visit and have a picnic lunch. Make sure you contact them (562) 695-1217 before you plan your trip since the park is not open all the time.... More 

Thank MissHernandez
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65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We have actually been here twice. We came in June of 2012 for a Fund Raiser, and again this past March (2013) for a school trip. It was interesting to experience the park these two different ways. The first time it was full of people. They were selling food, and playing games, making bricks, etc. The second time it was... More 

Thank travlinfamily1
Fullerton, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I first heard about Pio Pico State Park whilst watching California's Gold, so last sunday after church I took my wife and son. The place was very quiet and nearly empty, it was a nice walk around the park we toured the inside of the home, which has wheel chair/baby stroller access this was good because my son was asleep... More 

3 Thank Andre2411
Huntington Beach, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Original location with many of Pio Pico's artifacts; original Horno with baked goods at events; good docents and often have Pio Pico actor give talks about "his" life in Old Mexico and New California

1 Thank 794MitzyN
Whittier, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Support this historical place nice to have a picnic with the family and have the kids learn something at the same time....

1 Thank lenore h

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