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“quiet and peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
1250 Bellflower Blvd, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840
562-985-8885
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Ranked #8 of 34 Attractions in Long Beach
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Long Beach, California
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25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“quiet and peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

quiet and peaceful, have been here many times, lots of koi fish, small walking area, beautiful trees and vibe. great for date, photos or just hang out

Visited May 2014
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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“A Nice Place to Stop By With The Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped by here on my 45th birthday. It's a nice place to get a touch of nature in the middle of an urban area. The focal point is a koi pond. You can buy food for a quarter to feed them. You can stroll around the pond in a nice garden with a couple of bridges and some benches where you can relax. There's a Japanese tea house that had some intricate origami models. We saw the koi, a family of ducks and a crane (I believe that's what it was). The garden is free and you pay $2 per hour at metered parking on the CSULB campus. The Japanese Garden is a close place to get away from it all.

Visited July 2014
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Long Beach, California
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“A Peaceful Stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The garden is small beautiful delight. It is a great place to just sit and reflect on how great life can be. It is free, and open every day to the public except I believe Sunday and Monday when it is reserved for private occasions. The Koi and the visiting blue heron are fun. A food dispenser is available for the Koi. It is a fun place for small children since they love to feed the Koi. If you want complete peace and quite visit the garden during times when children are in school. The garden hosts several nice exhibits each year such as orchid and origami shows.

Visited June 2014
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“Excellent family spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Miller Japanese Garden is located on the campus of CSULB, but you feel like you are miles away from the city. Although this is a smaller Japanese garden, it is has all of the main elements of traditional garden. Bring change for the dispenser to feed the koi, and don't be surprised if a giant heron flies in looking for a meal. This is also a great spot to take photos!!

Visited June 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Zen”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a small, beautiful attraction. Recommended particularly for those enthusiastic about photography. Free admission and $2 to park for one hour, however, you won't need a full hour. If you are on the campus anyways, consider walking over to look at the outside of the Mike and Arlene Walter Pyramid as well. This is a sport's stadium but architecturally, one of the few mathematically true pyramids in the US! This could be a "two for one deal" in terms of sight-seeing.

Visited April 2014
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