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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The title of this review pretty much says it all. The Huntington is a wonderful blend of breathtaking gardens, great library and magnificent galleries housed in stunning, meticulously maintained architecture. Even the book shop is marvellous, an absolute treasure trove of fascinating objects d'art, books,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth a day trip; the Huntington Library isn't entirely free (I believe it was $25 per person), but it did have very nice botanical gardens with lots of variety.

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing morning and afternoon at The Huntington Library! My dear friend who I haven't seen for months invited me to go for a walk and lunch at the Rose Garden Tea Room. You can get free tickets (only the first Thursday of the...More

2  Thank Tarkingtons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choose what your interests are and be satisfied that no one can see all there is in one day, and perhaps not in three days. One building with only European Art, featuring "Blue Boy". Another building showing only American Art. The Library with a Gutenberg...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several huge gardens, each garden is different, unique and quite large. Some examples: a cactus garden, a jungle with tropical plants and waterfalls, a forest, the largest Chinese garden outside of China, a large Japanese garden and an indoor temperature controlled garden with cloud forest...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went just for the gardens, which are justifiably famous. If you've never seen a Japanese bonzai garden, this is your chance. Same with a beautiful Chinese garden around a lotus-filled pond. My favorite was the desert garden, one of the largest in the world....More

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place with acres of gardens and vistas. There is also museums and restaurants, too. It is huge and would recommend wearing athletic shoes. Some of the paths were paved, others dirt. A gentleman in one of the motorized scooters had no...More

Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would take one an entire day to walk the outstanding gardens and to see most of the historic offerings in the best library on the west coast and to see the wide-breadth of art holdings from classical to modern. Over the past few years,...More

Thank rocor335
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had one day free in Pasadena and discovered this amazing place. I went to tour the gardens and enjoyed the added bonus of some wonderful art collections. I went through the Library quickly due to time limitations, but it would definitely be worth spending...More

Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I take a school bus full of students here who are 11 years old every year. They're madly in love with this place! Their parents fight over me taking them for adult supervision. This place is lovely tranquil and amazing. Plan to spend the day!💞...More

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mecarock
29 May 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
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Gedas505
31 March 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
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loiswitt
21 March 2018|
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Response from nevertooold53 | Reviewed this property |
ALSO NOTE that there is one day every so often when the Huntington is free and ONLY people who have the free tickets can get in that day - you can't just show up and buy a ticket. NO, I don't know which day that is, but I... More
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