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“Beautiful but is slated to close like so many of our other beautiful state parks...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London State Historic Park

Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442
+1 707-938-5216
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Glen Ellen
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Owner description: Jack London State Historic Park is the legacy of one of America's most famous authors. The park comprises 1400 acres of beautiful landscape in the Valley of the Moon, nestled at the base of Sonoma Mountain. Many miles of trails offer hikers, bikers and horseback riders access into the back country of the park. The park is the site of one of California's oldest wineries. Jack London developed his "Beauty Ranch" on the property. Historic buildings on the site include the "House of Happy Walls", barns dating to the 1800's, the "Wolf House Ruin" and the "Cottage", a house museum restored and furnished to appear as it did when Jack London lived there. Also on the site is Jack's grave site.
Rohnert Park, California
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“Beautiful but is slated to close like so many of our other beautiful state parks...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Come see where Jack London lived and wrote some of his famous stories. See the beautiful home he built, The Home of Happy Walls, after his first home burned down. Located in the beautiful Valley of the Moon just off Highway 12. Check ahead of time to see if the park is open.

Visited November 2011
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Denton, Texas
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“Respite from the town of Glen Ellen.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Quiet. Uncrowded park. Park attendant was polite and very helpful. Great palce for walks in the woods.

Visited September 2012
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“Always something new to discover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was my husband's and my second visit to this wonderful park. We brought another couple who we knew would enjoy the place and ended up spending half a day. The museum is fascinating and the rest of the park shouldn't be missed. Check the days that it's open as it closes a few days a week.

Visited September 2012
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Sonoma County, California
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“Easy enjoyable hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A must in wine country. Be sure and visit the remains of Wolf House. You don't need to be a fan of Jack London to enjoy the scenery and walk. Dog friendly.

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati
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“Goose bumps just being there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I actually saw the desk and typewriter where he wrote 'Valley of the Moon'. I was captivated! The park is so beautiful. I would love to return. You will learn so much about Jack London and his life at the informative guest center. We walked to his home, his grave and the shell of his tragic burned mansion. What a lovely way to spend the day. The park is quiet and full of lovely vegetation of northern California. Treat yourself. If you aren't a fan of Jack, you will be when you leave.

Visited September 2012
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