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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
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+1 626-405-2100
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art...

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.

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We had an amazing visit, and took a wonderful tour led by the knowledgeable and friendly Carl. The Estate has so many things to see. We knew after only half of our tour that we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an amazing visit, and took a wonderful tour led by the knowledgeable and friendly Carl. The Estate has so many things to see. We knew after only half of our tour that we would not try to see everything because we wanted an excuse to return, as if we needed one.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a rainy, cold day this place is beautiful. We spend 2 1/2 hours touring the place and could have spend another 3 hours and not seen it all. The docent gave us a great deal of information and we really enjoyed out time here, just wished we would have had more time. The café food was great and... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to spend at least a day if you can. The gardens should be walked through slowly with occasional stops to take in the beauty. The library is a must along with the museum. Each is small but great collections. There is a restaurant for lunch. Great place or regroup.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of a tour package. The views of gardens were spectular - especially the Chinese and Japanese views. Needed so much more time to visit entire facility. Did get to see Guttenberg bible, canterbury tales volumes. Many portraits, including Blue boy and Pinkie....still so much more to see. Rose garden was beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The collections are impressive. What comes as a bigger surprise are the extensive gardens. You have Japanese garden which is so mesmerising and authentic. Even the Chinese garden is beautiful and tasteful. The variety of cactuses are extensive and beautiful. What a pleasant place to spend the entire day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit when in Pasadena/L.A. and even more than one day. The Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens while all on one very large site, are worth individual tours and several hours each. The Gardens have several areas where you can rest, buy a snack and enjoy the surroundings. Very handicap accessible. The Gardens are easily accessible... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been before with a photography friend and really enjoyed it. I wanted to take my Girl Friend as a date for her first visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huntington is a classic jewel in the crown of LA. Beautiful gardens, art galleries, hands on activities for kids, a photographers wet dream, several different dining areas. We are actually members so that we can visit as many times as we want. There is too much to see or do in one visit. This is a work of love for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot to see in just one trip....started with the Chinese and Japanese Gardens then onto a couple museums then back out to more wonderful gardens....finishing off at the large, many-roomed gift shop.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little known place even among locals and it has something for everyone! The servers in the 1919 restaurant could not have been more accommodating and nicer!

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