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Address: 23537 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302-1311
Phone Number: +1 818-222-6511
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An enjoyable family experience.

We took the grandchildren to a special event where they were letting kids experience, hands on. different historical activities. they loved it-from using an old treadle sewing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 29, 2016
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We took the grandchildren to a special event where they were letting kids experience, hands on. different historical activities. they loved it-from using an old treadle sewing machine to watching the blacksmith in action etc. Of course the animals are always a great draw.

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A Basque sheepherder flees prosecution for smuggling, comes to LA and winds up "King of Calabasas" - the 3rd richest man in CA. Sure, it sounds like a Hollywood story because it is. The man could barely speak English but that didn't stop him from filing nearly 30 court cases. This guy, Miguel Leonis isn't the nicest guy. But he's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We've come a long way. In some ways. Really enjoyed my visit here and the live animals are a great touch.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Make sure that you take one of the docent tours. It's a short tour but worth the time, and especially ask about the ghosts. The history is quite colorful and the grounds are kept authentically.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The Leonis Adobe is a nice place to stop for an hour or so when traveling in either direction on the 101 freeway. It is 1 minute from the freeway exit. They have several historic structures, the main Leonis adobe, the plumer's house - moved here from Hollywood. The water tower, barn and more. They have 2 percheron horses, 3... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a good location to visit a part of LA's history. Its own history is rather amusing as well and the historical site is fairly large comparatively speaking. Good for the family but Africa hot in the hot summer days. Bring a hat, it can be dusty if windy as most of its dirt walking paths as was typical... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The Leonis Museum is chocked full of history. The ladies that give you wonderful rid bits of info on the history and the family. They are incredibly knowledgeable regarding the history of the Leonis and Plummer Families. If you're lucky you will notice the energy of the Leonis family still dwells in the old house. Worth a visit

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

Loved the museum and meeting all the ladies that were working. They did a great job in explaining the history of the museum and local area.

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place is a great place to take kids. You get to experience what it was like back in those days. Everything is well maintained. At points, I felt is was filled with ghosts!! So that made is fun too!!

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Santa Barbara, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

You would never guess there is a museum that runs parallel along the freeway. This is a cute little museum right off the freeway. It gives the history of one settler who came to Los Angeles and was quite a businessman who acquired land and built the Leonis Adobe. When you first arrive you enter thru the gift shop in... More 

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