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Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Address: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Phone Number:
+1 310-454-8212
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and...

State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic ranch house and weekend polo matches.

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Perfect family picnic and hike spot

Conveneient and easy to get to, this park is a great place for a family picnic and hike that suits people of all ages, including little ones. Parking is easy, bathrooms are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn M
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveneient and easy to get to, this park is a great place for a family picnic and hike that suits people of all ages, including little ones. Parking is easy, bathrooms are clean, and there's lots of open space for the kids to run around under supervision.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We missed the free house tour by about 10 minutes... We walked the Inspiration Point trail. While it was a nice trail, at no point were either of us truly inspired. So, a bit of a disappointment given the name. :) We could see some of the horses as we walked the paths. If you can go to the house... More 

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The historic family home and getaway of American humorist, writer and broadcast star Will Rogers occupies a scenic perch above Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. But the highlight for our visit on a rare rainy day was the Ranch House tour led by a California State Parks ranger. The Rogers' ranch-style home looks nice enough from the outside, but not... More 

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The park itself is open every day, but the Ranch House and Gift Shop are only open Thursday through Sunday. Tours are hourly, on the hour. We had to go back a second time (we were initially there on a Wednesday). We were glad we did. Our tour guide was great. It's all free. If there is a budget problem... More 

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Afton, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Just a few minutes up the coast from Santa Monica pier and then slightly inland a few miles, take yourself back to Will Rogers' life by touring the ranch grounds and ranch house. Park nearby the ranch house after paying the admission fee and then take a tour of the ranch house with all of its contents remaining as they... More 

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Cranston, RI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went on "part" of the house tour. It was fascinating, but I'm not one for guided tours. If you don't mind them, it's well worth your time. Rogers was an extremely interesting person.I bailed out after awhile and spent the rest of my time watching a polo game on the grounds. Also, beautiful scenery, and you can bring your own... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Fun place to go with friends and or family. The house tour is interesting as are the polo matches. Great place for a picnic. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. There is some good tree shade available. Hiking the trails is a must especially inspiration point where both the city and ocean view is well...inspirational.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

last saturday, my out of town friends and i spent a most enjoyable half day at the will rogers state park off sunset blvd in santa monica. mike, the ranger at the park, gave an amazing tour of the house where will rogers and family resided until his untimely death in 1935. the tour lasted an hour. we learned about... More 

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Chepachet, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went for a few hour hike that was well worth it as the weather cooperated to provide some hazy views of the LA area and Malibu. Grounds near the historic area are well kept.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

if you have seen Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, you will remember the scenes where Captain Kirk and crew land the stolen Klingon Bird of Prey in Golden Gate Park. In reality, this was filmed in Will Rogers State Park. here is where Dr. Jillian Taylor dropped off Kirk and Spock after having dinner at the pizza place (Where... More 

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