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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 yesterday

The Huntington Library is not only located in an older, southern California historic house, it is surrounded by acres and acres of beautiful gardens. The museum is full of magnificent art, educational centers, eateries, and gift shops. It will take more than a day to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deborah R
Reviewed yesterday

Huntington Gardens has been a go-to destination for decades. I remember going there as a child. Now, 60 years later (yeah, I'm dating myself), it's still a fabulous place to spend time. i was last there almost a year ago. There's a Japanese garden, a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Debra K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I arrived on a sunny morning in time to go on a garden tour. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastic. Plant information was sprinkled with history. Unusual plants were pointed out that I would have missed. A very enjoyable time. The tour ended in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank littleoldlady2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The grounds we're very crowded which is highly irregular. We drove around the parking lot for half an hour. My guess is the gardens weren't expecting black Friday to bring g such a crowd. We got in, thankfully had reservations and were able to enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The collections are great but don’t miss the gardens: Japanese, Chinese, Rose all totally worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RS946
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with my husband to visit The Huntington Library and botanical garden and art collection and I was very plaisently surprise by the beauty of all the different garden. A very well manicure outdoor space with a great variety of plants, trees, flower and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 352Dede
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times and it is sleds fabulous. The desert garden is enormous as well as the Asian gardens with buildings and the Rose Garden. It is a good idea to spend an entire day here because there is also wonderful art....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelingrm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this experience. It really takes more than one day to see everything properly. The gardens are lovely. We especially enjoyed the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. The library and museums take one day to appreciate everything.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CyndyJoPo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled onto this place and went twice in one week. Beautiful gardens! Could just go and spend an entire day. be sure to catch the return of the parrots near sunset. But, that would ignore a library that is a world class destination in itself....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RetiredNLuvinIt_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place, so beautiful and full of life. The gardens are gorgeous, well manicured and so colorful. I have never seen such amazing southwest gardens before, the cactus are so amazing. The parakeets flying around are entertaining too. The trails are wide and...More

Date of experience: November 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
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
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