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“Variety, indoor and outdoor beauty.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
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“Variety, indoor and outdoor beauty.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visited to meet with relatives and have lunch at the Cafe. While there, we enjoyed a nice walk through the Chinese Garden, the Herb Garden, and the Children's Garden. In addition, there is an outstanding number of galleries to visit on what was once the estate of the Huntington Family. If you are in the San Marino/Pasadena area, this is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon seeing art, collected books, and nature close up!

Visited January 2013
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“charming compact museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

stunning burne-jones stained glass. Gutenberg bible. Gainsborough's blue boy and pinky.

ANcient greek art. sculpture garden. desert garden. Rose garden. well worth a visit and several hours. Free parking.

Visited December 2012
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Auburn, Washington
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“Beautiful, Educational and Timeless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

When everything else in this world is in a state of flux, The Hunting Gardens remain the same in reality as they do in years of fond memories. We recently enjoyed a visit on a warm day in Nov.
The Japanese garden has been completely refreshed including a rebuilding of the house. My favorite zen garden was still there as beautiful as ever. The Library was closed for renovations when we were there. We went to look at the new Chinese garden which is not finished yet but looks like it will be very lovely when it is. I highly recommend The Hunting gardens for all ages. There is something for everyone. Even small children are facinated. You can spend the day inside the museums or outside enjoying the seemingly endless gardens. Not to be missed if you are in the area.

Visited November 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Enjoyable even in the rain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We chose to go on a rainy day but enjoyed our visit nonetheless. The mansion audio guide was fun. We mainly listened to the child's version (designated with a picture of a family that could have been any combination of genders), which held our kid's attention. Impressed by both the architecture and the art. The children's garden was the best we have seen, although apparently it was to have been closed so we and several others were unceremonially chased out. It explored all the senses and, according to our kids, had awesome hideouts. They also liked the small child's size entry gate. The special exhibits, the Discoveries in Science and the two Civil War exhibits were well done also. Both the Japanese and Chinese gardens were impressive, also. The Rose Garden tea was delicious also. The observatory had great displays. Clean restrooms and drinking fountains abounded. Even in the rain, we spent most of the day there and still did not see it all.

Visited December 2012
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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“Fabulous quiet get away.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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