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“Great Park”

Orange County Great Park
Ranked #16 of 44 things to do in Irvine
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newport beach, ca
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Park”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I read about this place, albeit mostly negative, and decided to check it out. There is absoluetly nothing there to do except watch the grass grow.

I am not sure what the hype is.

There are many other attractions in Orange County. Why anybody would want to go to Irvine and fight the endless traffic and visit the "great park" is beyond me!

Visited November 2013
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Boulder City, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“something free in Irvine”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

go up in the orange balloon, great views on a clear day. They also have a market on the weekends, go early

Visited November 2013
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manila, phil
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“Lovely farmer's market and balloon ride”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We went there on a Sunday and there was a farmer's market with lots of interesting goods. One stall sold the best lemon pound cake that I have tasted! There was also a tethered balloon ride which we were eager to try. Unfortunately, the skies became dark and the rides were suspended because of bad weather. Guess we'll have to go back some other time :-)

Visited December 2012
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Orange, California
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216 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Not much there... Hint: with one exception”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

People aren't kidding when they say there's really not much to do. If you're planning a family excursion there are many other things in South Orange County that are worth your time.
HINT - The only exception is that the first Sunday of every month they have a massive antique mart. Parking is free, and admission is free. You could be there for hours.

Visited November 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Excellent exhibit”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a former air base with several hangers which are used for exhibits and vendors. There were plenty of rest rooms and a shuttle with stops throughout the exhibits many of which were set up along a runway. There were water stations throughout the exhibits.
The facilities were pleasant and well maintained with volunteers scattered throughout the exhibits to answer questions. This facility could be used for small exhibits as well the very large event we attended. The people of Orange County are very fortunate to have this excellent facility.

Visited October 2013
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