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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
+1 626-405-2100
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What a fabulous surprise

We have visited many gardens, many art museums, and a few libraries. This is all rolled into one... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Helen B
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Relaxing, amazing range of attractions

We have visited the Huntington several times over the past 6-7 years, and have found something new... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael B
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Canberra, Australia
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited many gardens, many art museums, and a few libraries. This is all rolled into one glorious property. You will need the entire day to explore all the riches it offers. Walk the gardens early in the day, before it gets too crowded....More

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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited the Huntington several times over the past 6-7 years, and have found something new and interesting each time. If you are a gardener, this 208-acre beautifully-landscaped parkland should be a compulsory stopover - although a single visit will hardly scratch the surface....More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first visit was amazing. We started by walking the gardens. The cactus garden was more than amazing, nothing compares. Other highlights were the Chinese garden, palm garden, rose garden. Plan to do a lot of walking. We also saw the library collection which is...More

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can spend hours here. I can keep coming back and I often do because you can make each visit different. Beautiful gardens, great art collection, super family friendly, high tea and other restaurant options all make for great visits.

Thank WestCoastMomof2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If there’s any place I know of that truly deserves a five-star rating, it’s the Huntington Library. It is huge and grand in scope, with Japanese and Chinese gardens, art galleries, the main Gilded Age house owned by the Huntington’s, and of course the library...More

Thank Colby S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A terrific place to spend a day. Several hundred acres of botanical gardens, fabulous artwork and a library that includes a Guttenberg bible. Don't expect to see it all in a day or two or three.

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can’t do it all in one day. There is simply too much to see and learn. This is one of the most incredible venues in the world for experiencing the development history of this area of California, view a huge variety of botanicals arranged...More

Thank fro2
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the overall package is impressive and the grounds are undeniably beautiful, I am unimpressed with my visit. Two separate people at the information booth, one consulted first thing and one mid-afternoon, did not have information on what I was asking about. The expensive estate...More

Thank JJKFETP
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. A gem in the city. 200 acres of beautiful flowers, scenery and water. The total package. Lovely to stroll and jog. Don’t miss it!

Thank Kiki D
Reviewed 5 days ago

When it was still possible to buy masterpieces like "Blue Boy" and "Pinky" the Huntington's amassed an impressive collection. What make the visit so rewarding is the wonderful near by gardens that give the tourists a spot to reflect on all the art and enjoy...More

Thank JustinaTucson
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Laura F
25 August 2017|
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Response from rulysses | Reviewed this property |
I would expect the first week of December to be very pleasant. Rain is a possibility, but the variety of gardens and the indoor art and library collections make it a great place any time of year.
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Silvia M
8 May 2017|
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Response from Lance H | Reviewed this property |
Not to sit on the grass, but there are plenty of tables for you to sit at in multiple gardens. I did see some people sitting down but no real picnic baskets.
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Lynn J
21 December 2016|
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Response from TheHuntington | Property representative |
I'm afraid not - but we do have other memorial options if you'd like to contact us at 626-405-2212
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