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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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Reading other reviews reminds me how smart it is to book ahead with a tour company. We used Cartan and were very impressed. Coming from the East coast we needed to be sure of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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North, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Reading other reviews reminds me how smart it is to book ahead with a tour company. We used Cartan and were very impressed. Coming from the East coast we needed to be sure of transportation, good hotel, and great seats. We got all that was advertised including float building in one of the barns - something you must see to... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you ever get a chance to do a tour with one of the companies that have the Rose Bowl Parade and associated pre-parade preview of how the floats are made and assembled, then I suggest you do. We used YMT tours and they are the leading provider of this tour. This was something I've wanted to do for years... More 

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Rochester, Mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had gone 2 yrs ago and enjoyed it immensely so decided to go this year. This year we went the 1st day (Jan 2) and parked at The Rose Bowl... previously we parked at The Community College and went the last day.... I would definitely recommend the Community College over the Rose Bowl, they were way more organized over... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Living on the East Coast I have been watching the Rose Bowl Parade on tv since I was a child. At age 72, having moved to Arizona, going to the parade became my goal. We decided to reserve grand stand seats and get reserved parking. It was not expensive and very much worth the money. It was cold but we... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife always had the Rose Parade on her bucket list and since our alma mater was in the Rose Bowl game, we decided to go this year. I looked up these matters on Trip Advisor and found some good advice but since we still made some rookie mistakes I thought I would weigh in. We stayed at a passable... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our family attend the Rose Parade for the 1st time. It's always been a bucket list for me to do. I was not disappointed. We purchased grandstand seats in the middle of the parade route. We could see great and the timing projected in the material sent to us beforehand was absolutely accurate. The parking was in a parking garage... More 

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Hacienda Heights, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's nice to see the display of all these floats in a close distance. However, the parking is hard to find. One should park at few designated parking lots and pay $2 to take the shutter to the viewing areas. The entry fee is another $10 for each person. I think the tournament of Roses organization is going for profit.... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is my newfound travel experience: You can travel to New York City, Paris, London, San Francisco, Cancun, Hawaii, Florida, Chicago, New Orleans, etc., and many people who you talk to are happy for you. But when you say that you've been to the Rose Parade, everyone gets excited and interested in the news! This probably is at the top... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As a first time visitor to parade, we had a great experience. Went to the Rose Bowl area float barns a few days before parade to see floats being built. Were lucky enough to have a parade guide give us a tour of the floats on the ground level. Got very up close to floats and able to see the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I booked a tour package for the 2015 Rose parade for myself and my mother. We used the Prime Sports organization, listed as the official tour of the Rose Parade. The price was quite worthwhile for the great seats, convenience, and behind the scenes experiences. Watching the parade on TV over the years cannot in any way prepare you for... More 

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