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Tournament of Roses Association

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Address: 391 S Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91184-0002
Phone Number: 626 449 4100
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Wrigley Mansion & Gardens

One of the four homes across the country originally owned by the Wrigley family (chewing gum), this unique building & rose garden is now home to the Tournament of Roses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Rich A
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the four homes across the country originally owned by the Wrigley family (chewing gum), this unique building & rose garden is now home to the Tournament of Roses Association. They offer tours of the home only on Thursdays at 2 & 3 pm during certain times of the year. We caught the last tour of 2016 on August... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Of all the parades ive been in or watched - this Rosebowl Parade is by far the Best and most Beautiful! Great way to spend New Year's Day! The people that come are wonderful and the organization, security - police dept, volunteers, and workers are Tops! Oh Happy Day!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is a must see for everyone at least once..........well organized and absolutely fantastic. Spend at least three days and get reserved seating up high as the floats are massive so being close is not the answer to capture the floats grandeur!!!!!

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pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

To be blessed to see the splendor of the Rose Parade each year. We are certainly fortunate. Nothing is grander in any parade and I am proud our lovely city sponsors it !

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Getting tickets and parking were handled very well. However, to our dismay, our seats were beside a big tree. I'd say the biggest in all Pasadena! We could not see a thing until the float arrive right in front. We should have been advised about this. Very disappointed!

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Thank Mike C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I enjoyed this tour. The House is beautiful. The guide was full of information about the Rose Parade, how the court is chosen, behind the scenes stories and historical information.

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Sierra Madre, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

This Parade is one ro be seen......always different and always fun......the floats, the bands, the horses all great..... The floats are amazing to see.....the designs, use of flowers, the creativity and all. (I might be a little prejudice as i volunteer building one of the floats.) You need to get there early and dress in layers as it usually warms... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I've been to this parade many time. I even marched in it 1946 representing James A Garfield High School ROTC program. Three of us performed rifle tricks in front of the honor guard with the flags. It was a very cool day so hitting the rifle with our gloved hangs made them sting each time!

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The Tournament of Roses Parade is something unique to see. Go early so you can see floats being made; stay late so you can visit the floats on display after the parade. Stay in Pasadena and soak up the atmosphere. Go from the parade to the Rose Bowl game as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I saw the Rose Bowl parade in 1980 and loved the floats and always wondered what it took to make them. I loved seeing how they were made when I was in the Pasadena area after Christmas this year (2015). It takes so many volunteers to get the floats ready. The flowers smell good too. I learned some floats don't... More 

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