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“Fabulous quiet get away.”

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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$85.00*
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fabulous quiet get away.”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

I visited the Huntington Library, Art, and Botanical Gardens as part of a tour. I had not heard of it before. What a pleasant surprise. Allow a full day to visit and gaze upon Blue Boy & Pinkie in the Art Collections to a walk in the gardens.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Nice place to spend a day with family!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

The Huntington gardens are beautiful. With so much open space, it's a great place to have a small picnic or just relax. The rose gardens are especially wonderful in the spring when they are filled with vibrant roses. The library itself consists of a few buildings containing lots of pieces of history and art. It's very interesting to see and is a change from the massive gardens. If you visit, don't miss the newly remodeled Japanese garden. I believe once a month the garden has a free day but you need to reserve tickets in advance. Overall, a great way to spend a day. My kids loved exploring the grounds.

Visited December 2012
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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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“One of my highly recommended stops to all visitors to So. California”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Whether you wander in the gardens for hours or in the House and Library, it is time well spent. My favorites are always the succulent garden and the Japanese garden. Don't miss the Staghorn fern under the portico. This is a beautiful location, and on those special clear days in Southern California, you will see forever and figure out why everyone stays....and waits for those views that take your breath away.

Visited June 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It is beautiful!”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

It's been a while since I visited but remember it to be really worth the trip. We drove from Venice Beach and it was over an hour's drive.

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San Diego, California
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“Pasadena Weekend”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Beautiful gardens and museums. We hiked the cactus gardens which are unbelievably stunning. Be sure to wear your walking shoes. Lots of grounds to cover. Some of the oldest manuscripts on display. Chinese and Japanese gardens are serene.

Visited December 2012
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