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Address: 37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2008
Phone Number: +1 760-202-2222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for...

Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding, advancing world peace, improving the functioning of government and other purposes through high-level retreats for global leaders from a spectrum of fields.The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands welcomes national and international leaders for high-level retreats and meetings that address and seek solutions to serious issues facing the nation and world. Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is available also for limited public tours with purchase of a ticket. The adjacent Sunnylands Center & Gardens, open free to the public, features exhibitions, films, and educational programs; and visitors can enjoy a nine-acre garden. The historic house and Sunnylands Center & Gardens opened March 1, 2012. Sunnylands Center & Gardens Hours: 9am - 4pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Cafe open until one-half hour before closing. Closed June 15 - September 24, 2015.

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Was lucky enough to get tickets to the tour. It starts of with a ride through the grounds and then a tour of the house. Even the Queen has stayed here. The Annenbergs were greate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was lucky enough to get tickets to the tour. It starts of with a ride through the grounds and then a tour of the house. Even the Queen has stayed here. The Annenbergs were greate art collectors - the house seems like a museum more than a residence. Not cheap but a worthwhile experience.

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Emeryville CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine who knows I'm a history and political affairs buff told me about going to to Sunnylands a couple of years ago. Ever since then I've wanted to go, and finally got the chance. The large number of videos available to view in the visitors center, along with an approximately 20 minute video presentation really help spell... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit with 4 other couples (relatives). The place is amazing, the staff are very knowledgeable and the grounds are beautiful. When you go to Europe you might tour a summer palace, this place is the American version of such a place. Great new age architecture, lots of history re presidential use of the grounds. The original owners... More 

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British Columbia Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the bird watching tour which provided some information on the indigenous birds to Palm Springs. Our guide was good, transporting us around the grounds on an elongated golf cart. He also provided some history of the grounds and we were able to get off and take photos. Binoculars were also provided. It made for a very interesting... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular gardens maintained beautifully. A more formal are and a more rustic area both featuring native species. In addition a very interesting museum with rotating exhibits and a nice cafe with outdoor terrace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens. Rose Ggarden, olive tree garden. Great display of artifacts and moments including photos, dresses art.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house is only open once a month and one has to buy tickets in advance. The gardens on their own, however, are very fascinating. One of the most interesting places in the area.

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Sonoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say next to visiting the White House this was one of the most interesting tours I've ever been on. An intimate tour with just 7 people and a great tour guide made this glimpse into the Annenberg's life a very special experience. House is as it was when they lived there with so many interesting things to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the tour of the grounds. Very interesting, take the golf cart tour if you can. Waking the grounds is beautiful!!!!!

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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Former Secretary of State George Schultz describes Sunnylands as a unique location to encourage diverse views coming together for "open discourse" and dialogue under the umbrella of this magnificent show home. Maybe President-elect Donald should book a room. Wing Commander in the last 2 months has visited the 1902 opus of Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo The Darwin Martin House,... More 

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