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“Garden of Eden!”

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is by far the most beautiful spot in CA, which is hard to beat. The golden poppies and purple lupines will take your breath away as they cover acres and acres and acres of beautiful rolling hills with the snow-capped mountains in the background.

5  Thank christian f
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Visiting the Poppy Reserve is a wonderful experience. The profusion of orange (differing year to year due to rainfall) is incredible to witness and difficult to describe adequately. You will be overwhelmed by the beauty. The visitor center is also worth your time to visit. The information available is quite interesting.

1  Thank Debra T
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

nice hiking, but there weren't any poppies to see this year, and the entrance price was pretty steep--$20 if i remember right

Thank Leigh N
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

We went to see the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and to attend the Poppy Festival at Lancaster on 21st April 2012. Very much disappointed! It's our mistake that we did not check the latest poppy news or call the visitor's center. This year, there is almost no poppy in the reserve. We were really very unhappy. Next day went to the festival ground as Lancaster but decided not to go inside, did not look like very lucrative. We then started to heading back home but stopped at California Poppy Reserve on CA-138. There was plenty of wild poppy ! The trip was not totally bad at last.

3  Thank Calcutta-girl
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

It has been a dry year, so not as many blossoms this year, but it was still beautiful.

1  Thank Andrea F
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