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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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$78.98*
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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, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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“Highlight of our Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

First of all, let me say the half day we gave this attraction did not give it justice by any means. The grounds are huge at 225 acres (maybe it was 250) and one cannot possibly take in the gardens, library and art museum without spending several days. Passing through from out of state did not give us this luxury. Tours are given by volunteers and we were fortunate to walk in as one was just starting. That was 2 hours well worth our time. Another tour was just starting in the art museum as we entered. The Huntington volunteers are well versed in their subjects and give a worthwhile overview of their subject matter. The gardens are magnificent and the history behind the "estate" fascinating as well. Be sure to take the stroll to the Huntington Mausoleum.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a very serene attraction. I've only visited the Library and Art Collections once, but have been to the gardens many times. Love it!

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Los Angeles, California
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stunning, a must see if you have a free day. Bring a water bottle, camera, and walking shoes. Japanese garden is tranquil, oodles of plant species I'd never seen before.

Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

These gardens are beautiful! Great activity on a nice sunny day, or if you love flowers. The library is amazing as well! will definitely be coming back!

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Lakewood, California
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“Spring is blooming!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a must visit, off the tourist trap map, when in Southern California. Weather you are a local or visitor this is a beautiful place to spend a few hours or the entire day. Expansive gardens, art collection, antique furnishings and housewares. Best time to visit is during the spring, everything is in bloom, from the cactus to the roses. Great place for any age, bring the kids and grandparents. Several choices for food, cafe, English style tea house ( make reservations), and Asian style offerings in the Chinese garden. If you are on a budget, free admittance on the third Thursday of every month with advance reservations. Make sure you use the GPS, not easy to find nestled in a very upscale residential neighborhood. Enjoy!

Visited April 2013
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