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California Scenario

Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-384-5500
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Look for this Garden!!!

It took us over a hour to find this garden the first we visited it. There was no signage that we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
a secret Noguchi garden in Costa Mesa

Behind 611 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa is an utterly unexpected jewel, a 1.5 acre sculpture garden... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Dean M
Costa Mesa, California
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This sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi interprets California.
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Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-384-5500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us over a hour to find this garden the first we visited it. There was no signage that we could find. It is an exquisite piece of art - an extraordinary garden of sand, stones, water, trees and sculpture. Take a sweater or...More

1  Thank MelindaKHM03
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Behind 611 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa is an utterly unexpected jewel, a 1.5 acre sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi. The collection of sculptures is a representation of California using both symbolic and minimalist vocabularies. There are mountains, rivers, cacti. This land was used for...More

1  Thank Dean M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you want to slow down & relax.... this is the best ZEN spot to do it. Surrounded by Parking structure walls and high rise buildings, this is a welcome oasis. In the evening, you can do shadow dancing along the walls... FUN and learn...More

Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a nifty art installation tucked between a parking structure and a couple of high rises in an out of the way corner of the business park no-man's land tucked between South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center. It's supposed to represent...More

Thank venckman2017
Reviewed 3 March 2017

1.6 acre walkable sculpture park behind TGIF and Comerica office building--famous Japanese artist who has taken typical Calif nature (eg, redwoods, sandstone) and created artistic walk-around park (takes 10-15min, but you could spend longer to just relax and get away from the busier streets)

Thank LikeTravel2014
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I highly recommend this artistic stop, while you are in the area. It reminds you of the disparate elements that make California one unique place. Take time to savor each bit of this installation, and hopefully you are there when it's quiet enough to here...More

1  Thank christina_onthe_road
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was looking for some hiking opportunities near my hotel during my visit in Southern California. The Wildlife walk around was perfection. I went over to explore three separate times and found it charming! It has dirt trails and pavement that take you over and...More

1  Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The garden is truly wonderful. It is peaceful, spacious, and well laid out. It is a simple garden, meant for contemplation. It is not one that offers up distractions, such as flowers. However, the bordering buildings have a (rightfully so) diligent security staff who will...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

California Scenario was commissioned by Henry Segerstrom, the visionary farmer who dreamed up South Coast Plaza. He was a lover of Asian art and asked the artist and designer Isamu Noguchi to create a Zen space beside two office buildings that he'd built near South...More

Thank TinRoofRusted
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We loved this work of art in Costa Mesa. It is a must see. We had a hard time finding it and had to ask a bicycle police officer for directions. It was well worth the walk from the mall where we parked. Such a...More

Thank GypsySouls5
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Is there an entry fee?
23 October 2016|
Response from A C | Reviewed this property |
This attraction is free.
can I bring a little dog with me?
28 August 2016|
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Response from Lilia W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. If the dog is on a leash and not barking, I think it will be fine.
how to get there from the ramada inn on superior ave? thanks joyce need address.
3 July 2016|
Response from FineDinerPatty | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that it has a formal address. Plug 3400 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, into your navigation system, or just type in "intersection of Paularino and Bristol in Costa Mesa. Drive north. If you hit... More