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Rancho Los Alamitos

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Address: 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
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+1 562-431-3541
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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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Great Holiday events

They do a great job on Holiday events. We were there for the Holiday Hodown 2016 (and 2015). Lots of people and a lot of activities for the kids. Definitely worth the time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 21, 2016
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

They do a great job on Holiday events. We were there for the Holiday Hodown 2016 (and 2015). Lots of people and a lot of activities for the kids. Definitely worth the time.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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445 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This former Bixby family home is a must see for anyone interested in Southern California history. It is perfectly maintained with many of the family's personal items and furniture. The docents are really knowledgeable and bring it to life. The gardens are marvelous too. This is how the wealthy lived in so. Cal in the 1920s.

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Placentia, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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
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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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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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15 attraction reviews
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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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38 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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273 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
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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