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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

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Address: 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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+1 760-476-1042
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful rancho in the middle of suburbia

If you didn't know this was here, you could literally drive right by. Located in the middle of suburbia in Carlsbad, CA, one can really feel what it would have been like to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2016
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No. San Diego County
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

If you didn't know this was here, you could literally drive right by. Located in the middle of suburbia in Carlsbad, CA, one can really feel what it would have been like to live here in earlier more simple times. This location is a popular wedding spot, and we held my parent's 50th wedding anniversary there. Random peacocks are roaming... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Leo Carrillo's ranch is a must see for any "Poncho and Cisco" cowboy television enthusiast. Our guide Sara Kelly brought this history come to life with her enthusiasm and knowledge. This rancho is an amazing window into early California life.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Great spot to spend time. But it is has some history. Please begin your tour by first stopping at the Visitor Center to view 13 minute introductory film on the history of the ranch and the life and career of Leo Carrillo. Do not miss the time for tour. It is free Guided walking tours are offered on Saturday at... More 

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Banning, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Visited here today to see inside some of there insides which is only available on Saturday and Sunday @ 11 am or 1 pm with a docent to discuss the ranch and area history Wonderful inside the main ranch which has 2 areas old and new area. New has bedroom with bathroom. Old is kitchen dining living room area. Peacocks... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The buildings and grounds have preserved the days of old California ranching. It is a wonderful place to view the adobe home of Leo Carrillo and his visitors from Hollywood, plus see the buildings used in running the ranch. Walking the grounds is so beautiful, and imaging the activities that used to take place seem very real. It can be... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My family visited this historic park and found it to be quite interesting and full of history. Even though the homes were not open a docent came by and offered to open them as we asked questions. Given that I have small children there is ample room for the kids to run around and things to see. The wild peacocks... More 

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Plymouth, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We enjoyed walking around this beautiful ranch. The staff were so nice in directing us when we first arrived. Romantic feel, great place to bring a picnic and just enjoy the beauty. So much history here, we loved it.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Plenty of room for kids to run around. Interesting historically, very clean & kept nice, Peacocks roaming around on the grounds. Gift shop with reasonable prices, Ample tables & benches for bringing a picnic

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

it is free. The interiors are not accessible unless with tour. Furniture inside is cerca 1940's when Leo Carrillo lived there. Grounds are worth seeing. most of the "equipment" is rusted and broken. Surrounding hills are now filled with housing complex. Was hoping for more.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is a free city park located on the remaining grounds of the actor's ranch. The interiors are not accessible, but one can peak in the windows and imagine life here in the 1930s and 1940s. At the visitor's center the staff are very friendly; a film provides an orientation to the actor and early environmentalist. A great stop on... More 

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