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“Proffessional all around” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tournament of Roses Association

Tournament of Roses Association
391 South Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91184
626 449 4100
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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Pasadena
Type: Historic Sites, Tours, Performances
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Valencia, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Proffessional all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Very professional group, of people that are people friendly, not snobs. They are interested in what you have to say. I look forward to working with them every year.

Visited December 2012
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Chandler, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Always a treat and a great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I grew up in So. Calif. and our church group used to decorate the floats. Now that I am an adult, I am lucky enough to have some wonderful friends who live close to the parade route. So, we take advantage of their hospitality every couple of years to go see the parade. Everyone should experience it once in a lifetime. The floats are amazing. Every inch covered by a living plant. The bands and equestrian units are always very impressive. Everything is much better than it looks on TV. Splurge and buy some seats along the parade route and enjoy. It is one of the best things you can experience!

Visited January 2013
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Augusta, GA
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174 attraction reviews
Reviews in 144 cities Reviews in 144 cities
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“Fun tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The tour began with a video of the history of the parade, and it put a whole new light on the parade for me. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and truly enjoyed his work. We saw how they choose the queen and her court, where the committee has meetings regarding the parade and some of the furnishings and decor of one of the original Wrigley mansions. We enjoyed the tour and looking at many of the roses growing alongside the mansion as well.

Visited August 2013
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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“what a pleasant facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We were sent here from a friend to tour the house. it was nice and clean. But more importantly huge and just beautiful. Spent a hour looking around, and hearing of the famous people that visited here.

Visited February 2013
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Insider Tips to Rose Parade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've lived in Pasadena since 1993 and really like it. Of course, most people know us for the annual Rose Parade.

There aren't enough hotels in Pasadena, but downtown LA and even Monrovia, CA are pretty close and have a decent amount of hotels to choose from.

If you can, take the Gold Line to the Parade. You can avoid worrying about parking.

Unless you are a teenager or crazy, don't spend the night on the street waiting for the parade. There are plenty of spaces further east on the Parade Route. You can walk right up and stand on the front row on Colorado BLVD. And it takes about an hour for the parade to get to East Pasadena, so that gives you more time to sleep in.

After you see the parade, it's really the same every year. Veteran Pasadenan's watch it on Channel 5 - it's repeated all day. They have the best coverage.

Don't go to see the floats after the parade is over. The parking is horrible and the crowds are overflowing. Instead, see above. Watch one of the reruns on Channel 5 New Year's Day.

If you are a runner, a fun thing to do is join the other runners about an hour before the parade starts and run down Colorado Blvd. You burn off calories and can then go watch the parade on Channel 5.

Also, I've been to Macy's Parade, and the Rose Parade is much better. It's warmer, prettier and you can watch football all day afterwards.

Visited January 2013
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