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Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Address: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90272-3941
Phone Number: 310-454-8212
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and...

State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic ranch house and weekend polo matches.

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Lots of interesting things to do

Went on "part" of the house tour. It was fascinating, but I'm not one for guided tours. If you don't mind them, it's well worth your time. Rogers was an extremely interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cranston, RI
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Cranston, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on "part" of the house tour. It was fascinating, but I'm not one for guided tours. If you don't mind them, it's well worth your time. Rogers was an extremely interesting person.I bailed out after awhile and spent the rest of my time watching a polo game on the grounds. Also, beautiful scenery, and you can bring your own... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to go with friends and or family. The house tour is interesting as are the polo matches. Great place for a picnic. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. There is some good tree shade available. Hiking the trails is a must especially inspiration point where both the city and ocean view is well...inspirational.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

last saturday, my out of town friends and i spent a most enjoyable half day at the will rogers state park off sunset blvd in santa monica. mike, the ranger at the park, gave an amazing tour of the house where will rogers and family resided until his untimely death in 1935. the tour lasted an hour. we learned about... More 

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Chepachet, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went for a few hour hike that was well worth it as the weather cooperated to provide some hazy views of the LA area and Malibu. Grounds near the historic area are well kept.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

if you have seen Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, you will remember the scenes where Captain Kirk and crew land the stolen Klingon Bird of Prey in Golden Gate Park. In reality, this was filmed in Will Rogers State Park. here is where Dr. Jillian Taylor dropped off Kirk and Spock after having dinner at the pizza place (Where... More 

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Central Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Meh. Attended a picnic here, just basic picnic tables, not much of a view. Polo was happening in a field nearby which was kind of cool. I heard there's a good hike up further but I was not particularly impressed with the part of the park we were in. I will say the gate attendant/ranger was very friendly and funny.

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Goochland, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Since our daughter and son-in-law live in the LA area it's often difficult to choose things to do since there are so many interesting alternatives throughout the area. During our recent trip we spent a most enjoyable afternoon at the Will Rogers State Historic Park. First, be sure to stop at Visitor's Center and view the short film covering Will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great place to spend the day watching polo, taking a trail ride, hiking the Santa Monica Mountains, and taking a tour of the historic house (at the top of the hour).

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Will Rogers State Historic Park has it all: The backbone trail starts here. Will Rogers home/ranch. Polo fields that do get used for polo. Trails that can be short to Inspiration Point or much longer. Ocean views to downtown los angeles. Dog friendly but you must keep it on a leash and they do ticket. Dog friendly but don't cross... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades is another surprising discovery in the L.A. area. This peaceful, vast park has a variety of activities including a polo field, historic home of Will Rogers, riding stables and miles of trails adjacent to Topanga Park. After the gatekeeper collects the $12.00 fee, nominal for this park in this area visitors... More 

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