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Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Address: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Los Angeles, CA 90272-3941
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+1 310-454-8212
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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A Hidden Historic Gem

Since our daughter and son-in-law live in the LA area it's often difficult to choose things to do since there are so many interesting alternatives throughout the area. During our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
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Goochland, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Meh. Attended a picnic here, just basic picnic tables, not much of a view. Polo was happening in a field nearby which was kind of cool. I heard there's a good hike up further but I was not particularly impressed with the part of the park we were in. I will say the gate attendant/ranger was very friendly and funny.

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Goochland, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Since our daughter and son-in-law live in the LA area it's often difficult to choose things to do since there are so many interesting alternatives throughout the area. During our recent trip we spent a most enjoyable afternoon at the Will Rogers State Historic Park. First, be sure to stop at Visitor's Center and view the short film covering Will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Great place to spend the day watching polo, taking a trail ride, hiking the Santa Monica Mountains, and taking a tour of the historic house (at the top of the hour).

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Will Rogers State Historic Park has it all: The backbone trail starts here. Will Rogers home/ranch. Polo fields that do get used for polo. Trails that can be short to Inspiration Point or much longer. Ocean views to downtown los angeles. Dog friendly but you must keep it on a leash and they do ticket. Dog friendly but don't cross... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades is another surprising discovery in the L.A. area. This peaceful, vast park has a variety of activities including a polo field, historic home of Will Rogers, riding stables and miles of trails adjacent to Topanga Park. After the gatekeeper collects the $12.00 fee, nominal for this park in this area visitors... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This park in the Pacific Palisades area northwest of Los Angeles is a quiet retreat and former home of Will Rogers, cowboy, movie legend, world traveler and commentator and widely read journalist. In a very low key manner, the park tells the story of Mr. Rogers. Interesting video and even more interesting tour of the house give a great historical... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived early at 8:20AM, and there was no one at the gate to accept payment. (You then need the exact change to place $12 in an envelope with your license plate #, date, etc. A pain.) It took a minute to realize the direction we needed to walk to reach the start of the Inspiration Point hike (up the... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The house is very interesting; even if you go there when it's closed you can look inside at Will Rogers' home. There are hikes to views, stables, and open fields for sports, kids, & families. Our time was limited, but I would definitely return.

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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed fabulous views from Inspirarion Point, with a very nice walk through the park. We also took in the visitors' centre and docent tour (on the hour) of Will Rogers' ranch. Fascinating history and beautifully preserved artefacts. Whilst you may choke on the $12 parking fee, everything else is free and there is a lot of upkeep for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Will Rogers Park is a true hidden gem & it's kinda hard to locate so use the GPS. Once there you have lots to do. 1) Tour the old Will Rogers' house & see memorabilia. 2) Watch a Polo game on a Sunday in season, or 3) Hike any of the nice trails leading out. Fun, you'll enjoy. ...

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