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Rancho Los Alamitos

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Address: 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
Phone Number: +1 562-431-3541
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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 bubblesReviewed August 22, 2016
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Placentia, California
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Rancho Los Alamitos is like an oasis in the desert. It's hard to believe it exists at all, considering the fact that it's basically in a suburban environment. I came here after reading about it, in the paper. It's beautifully maintained. A great place to do photography. I was here late in the afternoon the day I came, and was... More 

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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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265 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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