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Rancho Los Alamitos

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Address: 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
Phone Number: 562-431-3541
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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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Wonder historic venue

Beautiful place. Very nice escorted tour. Very nicely restored. Well worth a visit for the family and school children. Recommend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a medium-sized place, very manageable for families or mobility-challenged people. The gardens are pretty, and there are some farm animals like chickens, bunnies, and a horse. There is a small museum describing the history of the Rancho. It can be tricky to find, as you have to enter a gated community to get up to it. There is... More 

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Thank JuliaCat57
Mission Viejo, California
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my son as a Saturday outing agile ago. I enjoy learning about local history and this place really qualifies.

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Thank Gina M
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Very nice escorted tour. Very nicely restored. Well worth a visit for the family and school children. Recommend a visit.

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Tulsa OK
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

A growing gem in LA. The history of this land, the ranch, the a family and the growth of CA is told in this story. I cannot post a link but google this place. Admission is free but donations accepted - and they need them.

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Shepparton, Australia
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to have a look at the historic ranch today, not sure what to expect. The ranch is inside a private residential area. Free parking and free entry! There are lovely volunteers giving guided tours who have a great knowledge of the ranch's history, our guide was Jeanette. The old Adobe ranch house and gardens are lovely and the... More 

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Brea, California
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 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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147 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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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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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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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