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Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

The arboretum is a must see if you’re in the area

From the lake to the “ Fantasy Island “ house (which is actually the Queen Anne Cottage ) to the Hugo Reid Adobe,the plants ,etc ,etc oh and the peafowl

There is still filming going on here on almost a weekly basis and there have been hundreds of things filmed here over the decades.Everything from Fantasy Island to Anaconda and a lot in between. Google it for a list.

There’s a lot of history,beauty and photo opps here that make it worth the trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Cyndi K
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

If you visit the beautifully kept grounds of this Park.....it's quite huge, you may come across a white gingerbread type house sitting close to a pond. if you are older than my grandchildren you may remember the opening scene of a TV series called Fantasy Island where the, clad in white "owner" and his, also clad in white, diminuiative assistant utters the famous opening dialogue: De plane, de plane......................as another weekly batch of worldy visitors arrive via a seaplane. YUP that's the house!
Of course the gardens are nothing to sneeze at...….with beautifully maintained paths, flowers, trees etc.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Olaf H
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Winter season event was spectacular event. Lighting was amazing. Entry fee was pricey and for family of 5..hit hard during Christmas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bobamano
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

After breakfast at Jake's Roadhouse in Monrovia, we drove the short distance to the Arboretum. This wasn't our first visit here, but every time we go, I love it! This time we saw egrets, a pelican, and some hooded mergansers in the pond! There's no time of year that isn't beautiful to see, and of course the peacocks always make you feel like you're really in a special place!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank suecd48
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

In 2018, the festival debuted at the Arboretum during the holiday season at night. Tickets are available in advance on line. The arboretum is transformed into a visually stunning Asian-themed "zoo/garden/visual delight" of animals, flowers and other objects all created by well lit "magic lanterns" In addition to the exhibits, which are viewed by walking around the arboretum, there were a handful of food trucks and a performance stage which featured amazing Chinese acrobats, jugglers and dancers. Check the weather if you decide to go next year, as it was very cold the night we attended. This was a very unusual festival and we're glad we went. However, it wasn't so spectacular that we are likely to go back again next year. It is worth seeing once though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EricG141
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