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Address: 1457 Willow Road, Nipomo, CA
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I told my wife and daughter that I wanted to visit the Luffa Farm, and they both looked at me like I was crazy. First, neither knew that Luffa was part of the cucumber family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
tripplej93
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I told my wife and daughter that I wanted to visit the Luffa Farm, and they both looked at me like I was crazy. First, neither knew that Luffa was part of the cucumber family (neither did I until I took the tour). We all thought the were related to sponges. And we were also surprised to find out you... More 

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1 Thank tripplej93
San Luis Obispo County, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a lovely little place with some delightful landscaped areas and some nice products. If you've got some extra minutes while cruising Hwy 1, stop in for a tour. Great for kids to stretch their legs.

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1 Thank Tamoshanter12
Nipomo, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It waas neat to see how the Luffa sponge comes to being then on to market. very informative and nice to walk the pretty and peacefulgrounds.

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1 Thank Clarice M
San Diego
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I have been gardening for years and have often tried to grow luffas, so off from Pismo Beach we went, only about 14 miles. Great info from the owners, a must see if you wish to grow these wonderful plants. Owners spent a lot of time with me and answered many of my questions. When I got home I put... More 

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1 Thank Nappo
Nipomo, California
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very unusual. tThe owner takes you into the "hothouse" to see the "luffas" actually growing with a short talk abut the process. A charminglittle gift shop also there Nice way to spend half hour

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1 Thank ArtnCindy
Colorado
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had no idea. Where do sponges come from? The sea? The store? The sponge factory? From Sponge Bob? NO! Go to the Luffa farm and find out. Buy sponges, make sponges, get herbs and soap and flowers and information and...

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1 Thank Gracie B
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you value the ability to tell kooky stories to your friends (and I do), how can you resist visiting the Luffa Farm? It was a small family farm with three greenhouses filled with Luffa gourdes growing mightily in the Nipomo sun. Our host gave us a great informational tour which ended, of course, in the tiny gift shop where... More 

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2 Thank Greg A
Laguna Woods, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

this was so educational. I thought luffa's came from the ocean... The staff was great and I bought several great gift baskets. I would go back again!!

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1 Thank Babsayala
Nipomo, California
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238 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We live near the Luffa Farm and finally decided to stop to visit. The farm is interesting and tour very informative. They have great Luffa Products for sale.

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1 Thank suzmca
california
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is my go-to spot for gifts. I have sent luffas to friends and family locally and in Europe. I use them as well. There is nothing like a natural luffa. Order online if you're not in the area.

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