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Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Address: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Los Angeles, CA 90272-3941
Phone Number:
+1 310-454-8212
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic ranch house and weekend polo matches.

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Easy walk to great views with a bit history

Great location near Pacific Palisades will give you an easy walk on a dirt road that ends with a fantastic view of Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica. Parking is NOT free but you... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great location near Pacific Palisades will give you an easy walk on a dirt road that ends with a fantastic view of Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica. Parking is NOT free but you are giving back to state historic park. There are facilities near Will Rogers house; also great history area.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

On a sunny clear morning in LA, there is no better place to go for views of all of LA and the coastline. Lots of families walking with and without dogs. People on horseback, and a few mountain bikers. After the spring rains the hills were all in bloom. Saw the rangers catch a snake. Oh well! Good to see... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I received a wonderful gift from our daughters for Christmas. They gave us a horseback ride for two at Will Rogers State Park and it was an unforgettable experience and we loved it!

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

High above the Pacific Palisades along the curvy western end of Sunset is this gem. Though I was there on a Monday, when there were no house tours, just being able to walk the grounds was a treat. The trail to Inspiration Point was not too taxing, but provided good exercise on a sunny afternoon. People with dogs, a cyclist,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Conveneient and easy to get to, this park is a great place for a family picnic and hike that suits people of all ages, including little ones. Parking is easy, bathrooms are clean, and there's lots of open space for the kids to run around under supervision.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

We missed the free house tour by about 10 minutes... We walked the Inspiration Point trail. While it was a nice trail, at no point were either of us truly inspired. So, a bit of a disappointment given the name. :) We could see some of the horses as we walked the paths. If you can go to the house... More 

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Olympia, WA
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The historic family home and getaway of American humorist, writer and broadcast star Will Rogers occupies a scenic perch above Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. But the highlight for our visit on a rare rainy day was the Ranch House tour led by a California State Parks ranger. The Rogers' ranch-style home looks nice enough from the outside, but not... More 

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The park itself is open every day, but the Ranch House and Gift Shop are only open Thursday through Sunday. Tours are hourly, on the hour. We had to go back a second time (we were initially there on a Wednesday). We were glad we did. Our tour guide was great. It's all free. If there is a budget problem... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Just a few minutes up the coast from Santa Monica pier and then slightly inland a few miles, take yourself back to Will Rogers' life by touring the ranch grounds and ranch house. Park nearby the ranch house after paying the admission fee and then take a tour of the ranch house with all of its contents remaining as they... More 

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Cranston, RI
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went on "part" of the house tour. It was fascinating, but I'm not one for guided tours. If you don't mind them, it's well worth your time. Rogers was an extremely interesting person.I bailed out after awhile and spent the rest of my time watching a polo game on the grounds. Also, beautiful scenery, and you can bring your own... More 

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