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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Phone Number: 626-405-2100
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art...

A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens.

The library and art gallery contain rare books and one of the most complete collections of 18th century art outside of London.

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Beautiful Stately Library & Grounds!

Had a wonderful time today meeting up with an dear friend from out of town at the Huntington Library & Gardens. Started off grabbing an iced coffee & snack and caught up on a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time today meeting up with an dear friend from out of town at the Huntington Library & Gardens. Started off grabbing an iced coffee & snack and caught up on a nice shady patio area. Then walked a part of the beautiful gardens! The Japanese & Chinese gardens are stunning! I must go back and walk the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see, if you have the time please visit the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. Open at 10:30 am during the summer and 12:30 pm winter/fall

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were clearly not prepared for a visit here. The place is huge and very spread out. It was boiling hot and we weren't wearing appropriate shoes! My advice? Wear sneakers, bring water, sunscreen and maybe a hat! Plan to spend several hours - a whole day. They have beautiful gardens - the Chinese garden was a favorite. They also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place to linger for a slow day. It is not a huge museum. Rather they have a nice, albeit smaller collection of largely English portrait paintings. That it is surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens is what makes this place special. I recommend that you tour the grounds first before it gets too hot (which it frequently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a terrific place to spend the day. There is much more here than most people can possible see in a single visit. The gardens are spectacular. The desert garden is particularly impressive, with plants from desert regions all over the world. Also amazing is the Chinese garden, beautifully designed and refreshing. It just keeps getting bigger, as even... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extensive cultivated gardens in various styles (jungle, desert, Australian, Chinese, Japanese) and some limited 18th century art (mainly) good for most of a whole day's exploration. The printed guide maps need clarifying (more than one person holding a map asked me for directions, and I couldn't help) and the signage needs improving generally. The café has a wide and affordable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a real gem in Pasadena, a must visit! It feels like another world far away! Too much to see with variety of plants, beautiful landscape, our favorite is the rose garden, Chinese and Japanese garden and of course the tea room and visiting the Canterbury Tale!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens (especially the Japanese, Chinese, and Rose gardens), impressive collection of historic books and documents, good art collection, very interesting mansion built by an early 20th century railroad magnate and his wife--both avid collectors--a very good, but pricey tea room, and excellent shop, and more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A place for garden lovers You can easily spend a day or more at these amazing gardens So much variety and such history with the gardens being 100 years old Don't miss the Japanese and Chinese areas but its the age and size of the cactus in the Arid garden that are awe inspiring Then if the gardens are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to spend a weekend afternoon. This 120 acre enclave has beautiful gardens and wonderful collections of art. We particularly like the rose garden, the Japanese garden, and the original Huntington mansion with all of its artwork. The Botanical garden building was very cool as well. American Art building was a bit less than expected, except for... More 

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