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Pio Pico State Historical Park

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Address: 6003 Pioneer Blvd., Whittier, CA 90606
Phone Number: 562 695-1217
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Interesting Historic Site, but only open on weekends

An interesting historic site. But it is only open on weekends. You can purify the fence and look at the buildings but the doors and everything are only on weekends. There is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Bernardo F
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

An interesting historic site. But it is only open on weekends. You can purify the fence and look at the buildings but the doors and everything are only on weekends. There is parking it's very convenient off of 605 and there are a few buildings and

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Great visit to this hacienda, the old architecture is really great to see and the stories of what went on in the old West exciting.

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Whittier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

interesting piece of history! We came here on a field trip, most of the kids were between 4 and 10yrs old, but I think the parents were more impressed than the kids. That is until the people running the field trip broke out the "toys" from the era.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

If you are local or someone just passing by, this a great place to visit. Some people may see this place as simple, but in reality is it one of the few historical sites in souther california which still has a lot of land and it is nice because it gives you a better picture as how life was back... More 

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San Dimas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Not too many know about this place - full of history especially for the Whittier, CA area. Lots of streets, parks, etc. named after this family. Pio Pico was the last Mexican governor of California (1848) prior to it being granted statehood. At one time, the land grant exceeded 8,000 acres including parts of Whittier, Pico Rivera, and portions of... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love California history, and having Pio Pico State Park so close to home is really great. They often have special days and fiestas. They have docents dressed in period costume talking about Pio Pico and the history surrounding the last governor of Alta California.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I happened to notice this place one day as I was driving by. The next few times that I stopped by they were always closed. They seem to be open kind of random days. Once I got inside I was pleasantly surprised. The estate is really well cared for. The gardens are very nice and so is the home itself.... More 

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Whittier, California. Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are interested in California History, this is one of the last remaining adobe houses showing how "Californios" live in the early days. A historic park with one house and gardens set in a fraction of what the property used to be. Limited staff to inform of the history of this house. Home to the last Mexican governor Pio... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We found Pio Pico when we were looking for Huntington Beach, yes we were lost. To our pleasant surprise we had the beach almost to ourselves and the Ranger at the visitor center was very helpful in describing the History of the Park. There were a couple of school busses there but there is so much room you hardly knew... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Try to imagine seeing the San Gabriel River in your backyard and you will get an idea of how the Governor of Mexican California lived in the adobe. Good place to take the kids and give them a sense of history.

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