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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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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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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
+1 626-405-2100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can’t overestimate how sensational this place is. As a museum, there are more than one museum. As a garden, there are multiple spectacular gardens. As a library — omg. This is the most gorgeous place to view wonderful collections and I am determined to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding and vast Gardens but for an expensive tour of the gardens we should have been given a garden guide, not a house historian. Lots to see.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently vacationing in Pasadena for the Rose Parade and events when our travel company took us to this magnificent library and horticultural center set on a few hundred acres. Multiple themed botanical gardens to walk through as well as a library where you can view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like plants and gardening this is must visit place in LA. I could spend whole day there wondering around garden. Some of the plants are really fascinating specimens.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Damir S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large estate with wonderful botanic gardens, art collections, and display and research library. My grandchild and I spent the better part of a day and only experienced part of the gardens and the library display room where we viewed an original Guttenberg Bible and other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the Parade of Roses and had an afternoon to experience the library and beautiful gardens! The exhibits and in the library were well displayed, interesting and very informative with sufficient variety to interest everyone. The gardens were meticulously maintained and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ITravl4Fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so much more than just a library. The property includes a fabulous History, Medicine and Science Museum inside the amazing working library, a Historic Home with world class paintings and furniture ranging from the classical to the modern, plus six botanical gardens...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hungry? good food here. Need exercise? you can walk for hours, on the flat or up and down gentle slopes. Want to learn more on your own about plants? Everything is marked with Latin and common names, for easy look-up. Rather listen to an informative...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bert S C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here this past spring and enjoyed every minute. To me, the rose garden, Chinese garden, and Japanese garden were the highlights, but there was something here for everyone. I didn’t have time to visit the museum, but the gardens were breathtaking. If you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peachdaquiri16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely afternoon strolling the grounds, checking out the library and enjoying a southern California landmark. It's a little expensive to get in, but once you're there, you'll forget about it quickly. The Japanese Garden and the Chinese Gardens are especially beautiful. Enjoy.

Date of experience: May 2018
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October 20, 2018|
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Response from venckman2017 | Reviewed this property |
From the website: "Service Animals. The Huntington welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas. In... More
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This is called the "Orbit Pavilion". It's a giant silver structure that's shaped like a shell. The installation was created through NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to represent the movement of the International Space... More
March 31, 2018|
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Response from RCQFAN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to reply so late You can get tickets online, but there really isn’t a need to. Parking is free. Just go to the ticket window at the entrance. They will also give you a map and a brochure detailing any exhibits... More