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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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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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Where to start? Beautiful and unique gardens with different areas including a spectacular Chinese garden, Japanese garde

You need a minimum of a whole day to even scratch the surface of the Huntington. If you are going to LA you cannot miss it. Starting with a volunteer tour of the Gardens is a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need a minimum of a whole day to even scratch the surface of the Huntington. If you are going to LA you cannot miss it. Starting with a volunteer tour of the Gardens is a must for orientation; then you can decide where to go next. Tour volunteers(or Docents as Americans call them) have in depth knowledge of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Given recent booking, reservation changes, coordinating a visit for my sister's birthday celebration was more of an ordeal than I had planned. I am still awaiting a refund for a tour that I booked for five due to one party being unable to attend. Though I notified the same day of the need to cancel and received a reply email... More 

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West Hills, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have lived in L.A. For 23 years and I have never encountered anything quite like this. The gardens here are spectacular and enormous! Tea at the Rose Garden was lovely and delicious! You absolutely must go!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live pretty close and always take visitors here. There is too much to see but something for everyone. The gardens are terrific particularly the Japanese and Chinese gardens. For those intellectuals and English buffs where else can one see an original Chaucer, folio of Shakespeare's and Gutenberg vellum bible. Then there is the mansion and the Art galleries. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have traveled to many countries and always try to sample the best gardens. Huntingdon is at the top on our list. It has variety, history, good guides, and delightful surprises (like the tea garden). Give yourself several hours - it is not to be rushed.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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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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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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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