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Rancho Los Alamitos

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Address: 6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
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+1 562-431-3541
13:00 - 17:00
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Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today...

Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today serves as a living history museum comprised of six agricultural buildings, working blacksmith shop, magnificent gardens and a rambling adobe ranch built in 1800.

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WOW WOW WOW...An Amazing Place!

What a peaceful, hidden gem situated in the middle of a private neighborhood. Don't let the guard at the bottom of the hill deter you. They are welcoming as is Rancho Los... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a peaceful, hidden gem situated in the middle of a private neighborhood. Don't let the guard at the bottom of the hill deter you. They are welcoming as is Rancho Los Alamitos. They have wonderful events too for all ages. Beautiful historic gardens, animals, buildings, and site. Good for all ages.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in a gated community, Ranch Los Alamitas is a wonderful glimpse into the very early history of settlement in vast California and how the people who lived there made the land more beautiful, took care of the people who worked there and left a lasting legacy for those who came after. The house tour was fascinating and the... More 

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Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

They do a great job on Holiday events. We were there for the Holiday Hodown 2016 (and 2015). Lots of people and a lot of activities for the kids. Definitely worth the time.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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454 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This former Bixby family home is a must see for anyone interested in Southern California history. It is perfectly maintained with many of the family's personal items and furniture. The docents are really knowledgeable and bring it to life. The gardens are marvelous too. This is how the wealthy lived in so. Cal in the 1920s.

Thank Ian B
Placentia, California
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119 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Rancho Los Alamitos is like an oasis in the desert. It's hard to believe it exists at all, considering the fact that it's basically in a suburban environment. I came here after reading about it, in the paper. It's beautifully maintained. A great place to do photography. I was here late in the afternoon the day I came, and was... More 

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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a medium-sized place, very manageable for families or mobility-challenged people. The gardens are pretty, and there are some farm animals like chickens, bunnies, and a horse. There is a small museum describing the history of the Rancho. It can be tricky to find, as you have to enter a gated community to get up to it. There is... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went here with my son as a Saturday outing agile ago. I enjoy learning about local history and this place really qualifies.

Thank Gina M
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. Very nice escorted tour. Very nicely restored. Well worth a visit for the family and school children. Recommend a visit.

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Tulsa OK
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A growing gem in LA. The history of this land, the ranch, the a family and the growth of CA is told in this story. I cannot post a link but google this place. Admission is free but donations accepted - and they need them.

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Shepparton, Australia
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We went to have a look at the historic ranch today, not sure what to expect. The ranch is inside a private residential area. Free parking and free entry! There are lovely volunteers giving guided tours who have a great knowledge of the ranch's history, our guide was Jeanette. The old Adobe ranch house and gardens are lovely and the... More 

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