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Rancho Los Alamitos

6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
+1 562-431-3541
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Hidden Treasure in Long Beach

I went here last week with my photography class. This was my first time visiting Rancho Los... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2015
Jd T
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Long Beach, California
Beautiful and free

So glad we stopped here one afternoon on our way back to our hotel. The grounds are beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2015
eLisabeth92
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Windsor, Canada
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Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today serves as a living history museum comprised of six agricultural buildings, working blacksmith shop, magnificent gardens and a rambling adobe ranch built in 1800.
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6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
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"gated community"
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"bixby family"
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"california history"
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"house tour"
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"early history"
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"free entrance"
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"history buff"
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

I went here last week with my photography class. This was my first time visiting Rancho Los Alamitos. The gardens are beautiful and the livestock were few but enjoyable especially the horses. It's a peaceful place to spend a few hours taking in history and...More

2  Thank Jd T
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

So glad we stopped here one afternoon on our way back to our hotel. The grounds are beautiful and enjoyed the history and live animals. Nice spot for a short visit and to learn about and how it expanded over the years and how the...More

2  Thank eLisabeth92
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

The rancho is the home of the Bixby family, one of Long Beach and Los Angeles County's original large land holders and ranchers. The site offers tours of the Bixby home; has a great introduction video and has at least seven distinct gardens for strolling.

3  Thank Mike351
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

A pleasant side trip. Hidden in a modern suburban neighborhood is a 1800s hacienda preserved as a little museum. In the summer they host outdoor musical events etc. Worth the trip for a quiet break from a hectic California vacation.

2  Thank David R
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

This is a fantastic rancho open free to the public. It is maintained mostly by volunteers. The rancho was the Bixby family estate that was donated to the City of Long Beach, and the family ranch house and barns are still standing today. This is...More

1  Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 14 February 2015

Rancho Los Alamitos turned out to be an awesome surprise after I decided to visit after reading about rancho history. I have been living/working in SoCal since 1981, and had no idea this was here. I would recommend a trip here to anyone who is...More

5  Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Great place to discover the early history of Long Beach Ca. Too bad the cluster of our present culture has choked this whole place. This place takes you back to a time when things were very different. Old trees...old well restored California buildings and cool...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2014

My aunt and I visited Rancho Los Alamitos during our CA trip for a break from the hustle and bustle of LA. What a great idea we had! The buildings and grounds are absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed walking through the gardens and seeing the large...More

2  Thank VTHokie08
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Our friends who live in Orange accompanied us on a visit to Rancho Los Alamitos. We hadn't checked the open hours, and arrived too early. There is a gatehouse and a guard on duty who advised us to return at the correct time. I'm glad...More

4  Thank tbm210
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We SO enjoyed our visit to Rancho Los Alamitos, tucked into a quiet neighborhood near Cal State Long Beach. The ranch and gardens sit on 7.5 acres, all that remains from a much larger land concession in the late 1800's. The are has been occupied...More

6  Thank baroqueroundtheworld
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