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Alta Loma

Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts

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Peek into a Master Woodworker's Shop!

Whether you are a woodworker, Sam Maloof fan, or an admirer of fine furniture, this is a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

I never heard of Sam Maloof but have visited his place twice now. To me he is an example of never... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2019
Gary A
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Visit the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation on their 5 1/2 acre site set in the foothills of the San Gabrial Mountains, less than 2 miles from the 210 freeway. Public hours: Thurs and Sat, 12-4pm Sam Maloof was one of the most respected furniture...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5131 Carnelian St, Alta Loma, CA 91701-1421
+1 909-980-0412
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are a woodworker, Sam Maloof fan, or an admirer of fine furniture, this is a great place to visit when you're in the Inland Empire. Check their website for hours because their schedule changes periodically. The museum features a revolving schedule of exhibits...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

I never heard of Sam Maloof but have visited his place twice now. To me he is an example of never giving up and living your dream. One of the things that fascinated me is that he on built what he needed to use. When...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gary A
Reviewed May 4, 2019

This studio/home is an oasis in the middle of a city. Tours begin at noon on tour days, but because we were pressed for time with a long drive ahead of us, they kindly accommodated our request to come earlier. We took the basic tour,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robin B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Such a delightful tour and absolutely worth the visit. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, giving in-depth answers like you would expect from a true historian. The woodwork is incredible, just breathtakingly beautiful. The house is a lovely story, both the personal history of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Erin J
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I honestly never heard of furniture maker Sam Maloof before I booked my tour. You will be able to see many examples of his work and how his furniture design evolved over time. It was neat to learn about Maloof's designs and how the building...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Suzanna H
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Went there and was totally amazed. First of all, I have never heard of the Maloof house but followed the signs and were happy we did. What an incredible story of achieving the American dream. Touring the house was a pure delight and were the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Gary A
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

I had heard about this incredible place and was nearby and decided to visit. Must sign up online for your tour. The tour guide was charming and the tour lasted about 90 minutes. The house was a jewel of woodworking genius . Everything about it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Idbick
Reviewed December 24, 2017

Maloof, a remarkable visionary with wood, made furniture all his life receiving national and international acclaim late in life. His home, his life, his legacy of art and craft is part of the experience you gain with a visit to the foundation facility today. You...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

We have visited twice before and had a great time. They are only open to the public for 8 hrs per week. 12-4 on Sat and Thurs. We went today, planning to meet 2 other parties, They were closed for maintenance. They are ONLY open...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank migibson
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit and house tour. We went when the weather was crisp and the mountains in the backdrop covered with snow. I recommend getting your tickets in advance. The tour groups are small and you don't want to be turned away. They have...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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April 17, 2017|
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Response from nancycA5997LT | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other comments that it is not really activity rich. There's a tour of the house, a walk thru museum and big sculpture and flower garden to walk thru