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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 today via mobile

I have a membership to the Huntington and I've been 30+ times. I absolutely love it every time. Top highlights for me: bonsai court and desert garden. The bonsai collection is extensive and impressive. The desert garden looks like something from Dr. Suess. I've never...More

Thank Kieran P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see here that you can spend more than a day here. If you live in the area, get a membership as this is a great place to spend time throughout the year. Otherwise daily admission is $29/adult on weekends and...More

Thank pasherry
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a 2 or even 3 hour stop. The mansion (restored portion) can be an hour plus if you want to go through thoroughly - but bear in mind this is not a 'historic house' a la Stan Hywet Hall where you see...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are a sumptuous respite in a pretty mundane urban sprawl - a really nice alternative to the city surrounding. The museum is less than stimulating, but the gardens are fab. Joe-bob sez: check it out

Thank peter s
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and historic area marred by cruelty to coyotes. Huntington Library has a practice of trapping and killing coyotes on their grounds. It is such a shame that this is happening. These coyotes are native to this land. They were here before we were....More

Thank wendywaite1
Reviewed 1 week ago

When a friend suggested the Huntington Library, I thought why not? I was blown away by the whole estate, museums and library. There was so much to see! The library was a highlight. Seeing books and documents by Twain, Lincoln, Newton and an actual Gutenberg...More

Thank tomahawk06
Reviewed 1 week ago

The former Estate of Henry Huntington, the railroad magnate. Located in Pasadena, this is a gorgeous place to spend an afternoon. In the house they have an amazing Art and Porcelain collection of Henry and his wife. The grounds are beautiful- a Chinese garden, cactus...More

Thank T210HRkerrym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Huntington Estate covers a vast acreage. The original mansion contains the art collection. The Library is located in the separate library building close by, purpose built by the Huntington family over 100 years ago. A fabulous collection of original books and documents is on...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What do the Huntington Library, the beach, and High Sierra (e.g. Mammoth) have in common? The incredible display of nature that make each one of them an irreplaceable ingredient for L.A. quality of life. No matter how full it is, there is always the inevitable...More

Thank AMKaiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Huntington Library is a treasure trove. Featuring rare manuscripts (historical, literary, scientific, cultural, etc.), a wide range of gardens, and a fine collection of art--this place is not to be missed. The museum also boasts a couple of cafes and a gift shop for...More

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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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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 Barbara H | 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