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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

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Address: 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92009-3042
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+1 760-476-1042
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Little bit of history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 7, 2016
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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.

Thank Bonana
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 

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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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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Houston, Texas
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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 .

Thank Joseph B
Carlsbad, California
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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'

Thank cbad01
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited this place just about one week ago and loved it. Our tour guide Ron did a fantastic job and brought live back into this ranch. It didn't take much fantasy to see Hollywood stars everywhere and wish you'd lived back then... Don't miss out on this experience!

Thank Petra K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We have been to Carlsbad several times and never new this place exsisted ,what a find !Having watched The Cisco Kid in the fifties ,it was so interesting to hear about Leo Carrillo's (Pancho) life and visit the beautiful ranch he built. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable and a special thank you to Skip from the English couple !... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This was a surprise find. The ranch was owned by Pancho of Cisco the Kid fame from the 20-50's. Our visit started with a short film about the actor who owned the ranch. The volunteer at the ranch was very enthusiastic and informative. She is an asset to the park. The property is lovely and a great event venue.

Thank Julia H
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We have been here countless times. Perfect place to let small children run around safely. Sometimes there are lots of peacocks out and about and sometimes not so many. But we always have fun walking/ running around and playing. Look for the albino peacock (very rare) behind the shed. There are tables and chairs and a nice patch of fake... More 

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