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Rancho Los Alamitos

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Address: 6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone Number: 562-431-3541
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today...

Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today serves as a living history museum comprised of six agricultural buildings, working blacksmith shop, magnificent gardens and a rambling adobe ranch built in 1800.

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Just found out about this place!

Lived in LA all my life and had never heard of this place. Completely free entrance, but donations are welcome. Beautiful gardens. Old farm equipment and barn with horses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brea, California
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Brea, California
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in LA all my life and had never heard of this place. Completely free entrance, but donations are welcome. Beautiful gardens. Old farm equipment and barn with horses, chickens, etc. You can tour the original house on the property and learn about the family who lived there. The tour guide also went over a lot of California history -... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The Rancho is something to see with beautiful grounds and easy to access. If you are in the area it is worth taking the time to stop and check it out.

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Lakewood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Visiting the Rancho is something locals and tourists alike should experience. At Christmas, there are holiday programs, and at other times during the year, there are special events such as a Harvest Festival. But, you can go any time throughout the year to get a feel for old California. There are tours of the grounds and the home. Docents are... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

First of all, you'll enjoy free admission and a free tour (about 1 1/2 hours) with a knowledgeable docent. The tour covers a history lesson on the immediate area, a tour of the family home. Our docent Norma shared a lot of wonderful stories and interesting facts about the house, the family and the furnishings. For the kids, there are... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Awesome! You have to go in a gated residential neighborhood to get there, just tell the person at the gate where you are going. Then up the hill, left, and then right on the right side, we drove by it the first time. Take the tour, it goes inside their house, our tour was an hour because our guide was... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

One might expect to find that one of the great Southern California Ranchos would be easy to access, a feeling for California history and a relaxing quiet escape from the modern world. This Rancho achieves two out of the three. From the ancient Morton Bay Fig Trees to the live farm animals it does provide an escape. Over time, the... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We visited this piece of Longbeach history and loved it. It was free however a donation is welcome and worth it. It is a little difficult to find for overseas visitor but taxis know know how to get there. Great gardens and buildings.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is a little tucked away in Long Beach, but get out your GPS and stop by. You can walk around the grounds (nice gardens) and the original old pueblo style house is interesting to see - sign up for a short tour. You will learn about Long Beach and the Bixby family. Perfect to bring the family or by... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Rancho Los Alamitos is quietly tucked in Bixby Hill. The gardens are peaceful. The tour of the home is amazing. I love this description from Wikipedia: The history of the 85,000-acre (340 km2) Rancho Los Alamitos is almost a microcosm for the history of expansion throughout Southern California, from the Native Americana cultures to contemporary times.

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phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This gated former residence is now a beautiful setting to enjoy a historic home and gardens, a farm with some fun animals and a visitor center.

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