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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

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Address: 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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+1 760-476-1042
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful walking paths

Not only does this free park have interesting history, beautiful landscaping and helpful docents, but it is surrounded with fabulous walking paths! The park offers trail maps and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
sandy3419
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Greenbank, Washington
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Greenbank, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only does this free park have interesting history, beautiful landscaping and helpful docents, but it is surrounded with fabulous walking paths! The park offers trail maps and we logged 3 miles easily! Wish I lived closer!

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Harrison, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here! The tour is a "Must Do!" The tour guide was full of information and friendly. The grounds were very nice. Lots of flowers and trees to see. We only saw one peacock but it was fun.

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2 Thank GOODGUY1212
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took family photos here! totally awesome with the peacocks running all around. There must be at least 100. I used Creative Photography in Carlsbad for my family photos and they are awesome.

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1 Thank Stephanie W
Oceanside, California
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of things to see here - old historical buildings, flowers, trees and most of all peacocks and peahens. Lots of walking and sight-seeing here. A good pair of shoes is highly encouraged - unless you are like me and like wearing flip-flops. Bring your camera with you and be ready to take some pics. If you get... More 

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1 Thank Greg H
Illinois
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a really nice place to take a walk, to take pictures and just stroll. It is the ranch home of the late Leo Carillo who was an old time film star. There are many peacocks around this area too and just nice to stroll around.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

So nice. Visitor center has short, interesting film. The docents are very helpful. The park gives you a glimpse of what old California was like and it only takes a little imagination to block out the new California on the surrounding hills to get a feel for the life 70 years ago. Prefowl roam around and let you get close.... More 

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Thank lesiel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I had seen this historic park on tripadviser so went to visit. GPS took us to a walking trail behind the museum so drove a couple of blocks around and found the parking lot. Very interesting ranch and museum. Did not realize that Leo Carrillo was 70 years old when he did the Cisco Kid television series. They have guided... More 

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2 Thank mlove999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Although this park is not on the ocean, it makes a wonderful visit. Leo Carrillo, AKA "Poncho," bought and developed this ranch and raised cattle for many years. Carlsbad took over and has continued to develop this facility. The guides and staff are very helpful. They are knowledgable take time to tell you about the park. This park gives a... More 

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1 Thank Timothy K
Houston, Texas
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205 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I watched the Cisco Kid and Poncho when I was a kid. Loved learning about Poncho and what a great person he was. Free admission and tour. We lucked out had a tour guide just for the two of us. She was great explaining the history of the ranch and Leo's love of this place. Highly recommend this place .

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Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

wonderful knowing about the history and the information of the way things were built back then and know how they are going crazy now'

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