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Historic Los Angeles Arboretum Tour

Arcadia, CA 91007
+1 855-781-7750
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A beautiful walk

If you enjoy exploring gardens of both familiar and strange vegetation, this is the place! There... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
DonaldYokum
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Ventura, California
Great place

We loved it! Most beautiful garden! Hopefully we can comeback soon :). It's a very large garden so... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
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This exclusive, 1.75-hour walking tour explores the fascinating history of the Los Angeles Botanic Garden and Arboretum, focusing on the riveting legacy of Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin, a colorful, fortune-seeking land developer and businessman in the late 19th-centre American West and the Arboretum's place in Hollywood. Lucky Baldwin founded the city of Arcadia, established horse-racing, built a hotel, became a vintner and distiller of brandy, entertained lavishly, and in more ways than one envisioned a precursor to today’s LasVegas-style resort. Hollywood has been using the Arboretum for nearly a century, the original "Tarzan" movies, TV's "Fantasy Island" and Katy Perry's music video "Roar" were all set in the gardens. On this exclusive, in-depth tour you’ll visit Baldwin’s historic “Queen Anne Cottage,” and learn about how the land ultimately became the Arboretum Tours take place Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 1:00pm and on Sundays at 1:00pm. Capacity is limited to 10 people per tour. Tour ticket price includes admission to the Arboretum.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you enjoy exploring gardens of both familiar and strange vegetation, this is the place! There are literally miles of paths through a collection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other living things to fascinate you. There is a tree that seems to occupy most of...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We loved it! Most beautiful garden! Hopefully we can comeback soon :). It's a very large garden so there is a lot to see.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

What a fun place to visit and enjoy the beauty of Southern California! The gardens and grounds are simply stunning. In particular our family enjoyed the prehistoric jungle! The peacocks are a hoot too! They are everywhere and are both beautiful and noisy! Bring a...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Advertised as a place where even locals come to decompress, the Arboretum is s wonderful place to wander or briskly walk for exercise. A bonus are the landscapes and gardens you can explore along the way. Lots of Australian trees live here because the climate...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Brushing aside a flock of peacocks and peahens you get to see one of the great treasures of Los Angeles. It even has a "corpse flower" that blooms every year and can be smelled from blocks away. Kidding aside, its really a delightful place to...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

I am always amazed by the beauty of the Arboretum...a real gem located 137 acres in an urban area. Of course the tour is full of interesting details about Lucky Baldwin and our local history. I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We visited the Arboretum on August 8,2015, and this walking tour was a highlight of our visit. Our guide Sharon was very knowledgeable about the Arboretum, the history of the Arcadia area, and Lucky Baldwin's colorful career. We were able to go inside the Queen...More

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