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Address: 4600 N Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807-1916
Phone Number: +1 562-570-1755
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Built in 1844, this is one of the last remaining two-story adobe structures...

Built in 1844, this is one of the last remaining two-story adobe structures still in existence in southern California, combining both Mexican and American architectural styles and building elements.

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Amazing Historical Site

Anyone interested in local California history should visit the Rancho. The property has been lovingly maintained and provides interesting historical facts about the development of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 16, 2016
Shawn M
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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246 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Anyone interested in local California history should visit the Rancho. The property has been lovingly maintained and provides interesting historical facts about the development of Southern California, Long Beach and surrounding cities. Our guide Martin, was knowledgeable, kind and patient with our many questions about the construction of the building and the uses of the grounds. The short informational film... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

When we went we were in a group of only 6 people. (incl. 2 children) The guide was good at telling stories and keeping the interest of the younger generation. Asking and answering questions about the old ranching equipment. My parents had a wonderful time and the children seemed to as well (they weren't ours). The Rancho is small and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We have been coming to Rancho Los Cerritos for over 25 years and never get tired of it. The history, the family fun events, summer concerts on the grass are all so lovely.

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Thank Katherine H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Short movie downstairs good for introduction. Docent lead tour lasts about an hour including the house interior and grounds. Interesting to learn the history of long beach in general and this property in particular. The property is decorated with period pieces to see how people lived and worked at that time.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

Long Beach was once two ranchos. All that is left is the adobe ranch house and it is great. The museum shows what life was like on a Rancho in the 1870's and after updating in the 1930's. A dedicated staff of volunteer tour guides will make you visit one to remember. Look for special programs at various times of... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Leave behind you the hectic city as you drive thru Bixby Knolls past the Virgina Country Club and enter the world of the 1880's. Begin your visit with a descent into the basement of the visitors center to watch a brief film that brings you into the spirit of the place. Browse the historical exhibits on the main floor while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We loved the tour. So much history! You where able to see all the rooms and how they where used in the era. Very informative.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

A very nice place to spend an afternoon. There's a rancho that you can take a guided tour of, and very small gardens to wander through.

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Long Beach, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tours of the Rancho are led by docents dressed in period attire depicting someone from the Rancho's past. There are many, so each tour is a different experience and perspective of life at the Rancho. You might have a family member or a worker. Our guide was Sarah Bixby, one of the family members. Besides the house, which is like... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

As much as I love what's going on in Long Beach right now, it's always good to look back at where we came from. This is a fun museum with good info on the history and founding of the city and the area in general. They also have fun family stuff going on during summer nights.

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