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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 via mobile

The down side of the Huntington is expensive and can get crowded, especially on weekends. The up side is that between the gardens, library and art, there is plenty to see, and it is so big, you are bound to be able to get away...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We made a trip to the Huntington Library specifically to see the NASA Orbit Pavilion display (because I love satellites), but what I got was an experience far beyond my expectations. First, the Orbit display was breathtaking and because we got there early in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very Big. Though IT was warm and sunny when we visited, we still enjoyed Roaming the different gardens especially the Asian/japanese garden and the desert garden. The entrance fee was quite expensive ($25) but i think if given enough time (like the WHOLE DAY), I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DuchessDiaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This institution is always such a pleasure to visit. The Orbit - what fun! The Chinese Garden is astonishing (the next phase is being constructed, and a lot of noise is somewhat disturbing, however); the Japanese Garden etc. We love to walk through the whole...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting to visit a beautiful place, but I'm sure that huntington library and all the gardens are much more, look like paradise. desert garden is amazing, japanese and chinese gardens are gorgeous, camelias are poetic (roses weren't in season yet). It's true that's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Heloisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived 2 hours before they close, so we only got the chance to see the gardens. The Chinese and Japanese Gardens were the most impressive. The cherry blossom was really breath-taking. Although the entrance fee was a little pricey, we still thought it worth!

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

We planned our trip focusing on this place. We did the library, including Gutenberg Bible on a rainy day. High Tea was superb. Reservations needed. Greenhouse beautiful orchids. On the next sunny day did Japanese and Chinese gardens followed by Americsn Art

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this place, the gardens are absolutely gorgeous and huge! it was great just strolling and spending time enjoying the nature. The exhibitions are well curated and interesting, I liked that they are housed in different buildings so there is a clear definition of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RGN_7228
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time while you are visiting Pasadena, you really owe it to yourself to spend the day at this fabulous location. Great history.Great antiques everywhere! Fabulous library. The gardens are beautiful. We walked for miles! The restaurants on the premises are really good....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A3572SHrobertb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time so we took a docent tour to get a general idea of what we wanted to aim for for the rest of the day. Our Docent was so knowledgeable, so personable and gave us a "big picture" of everything to...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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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 SouthwestLivingTV | 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