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California Scenario

Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-384-5500
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Isamu Noguchi sculpture garden, hidden jewel

If you happen to be near South Coast Plaza and love Noguchi, or sculptural landscape, or just a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Southern California
via mobile
Beautiful and tranquil garden, but difficult to find!

As some reviews have commented, this garden is difficult to find as there are no indications at... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
New Jersey
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This sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi interprets California.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-384-5500
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you happen to be near South Coast Plaza and love Noguchi, or sculptural landscape, or just a very different space to contemplate, this is a treasure. I live a few miles away and visit every few years. On the same order (to me) as...More

Thank thornburgd
Reviewed 25 July 2017

As some reviews have commented, this garden is difficult to find as there are no indications at all where it is. Luckily, we came here on a Sunday and drove around trying to locate the garden. Please note, that it is behind the Comerica office...More

Thank PepperNewJersey
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I had heard of this place before, but never knew exactly where it was. After dinner at TGIF we figured it's gotta be around here close so we asked a couple people. One had no idea and the other said it was right by TGIF....More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It took us over a hour to find this garden the first we visited it. There was no signage that we could find. It is an exquisite piece of art - an extraordinary garden of sand, stones, water, trees and sculpture. Take a sweater or...More

1  Thank MelindaKHM03
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Behind 611 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa is an utterly unexpected jewel, a 1.5 acre sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi. The collection of sculptures is a representation of California using both symbolic and minimalist vocabularies. There are mountains, rivers, cacti. This land was used for...More

2  Thank Dean M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you want to slow down & relax.... this is the best ZEN spot to do it. Surrounded by Parking structure walls and high rise buildings, this is a welcome oasis. In the evening, you can do shadow dancing along the walls... FUN and learn...More

1  Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a nifty art installation tucked between a parking structure and a couple of high rises in an out of the way corner of the business park no-man's land tucked between South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center. It's supposed to represent...More

Thank venckman2017
Reviewed 3 March 2017

1.6 acre walkable sculpture park behind TGIF and Comerica office building--famous Japanese artist who has taken typical Calif nature (eg, redwoods, sandstone) and created artistic walk-around park (takes 10-15min, but you could spend longer to just relax and get away from the busier streets)

Thank LikeTravel2014
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I highly recommend this artistic stop, while you are in the area. It reminds you of the disparate elements that make California one unique place. Take time to savor each bit of this installation, and hopefully you are there when it's quiet enough to here...More

2  Thank christina_onthe_road
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was looking for some hiking opportunities near my hotel during my visit in Southern California. The Wildlife walk around was perfection. I went over to explore three separate times and found it charming! It has dirt trails and pavement that take you over and...More

1  Thank Teresa C
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24 October 2016|
Response from A C | Reviewed this property |
This attraction is free.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Lilia W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. If the dog is on a leash and not barking, I think it will be fine.
4 July 2016|
Response from FineDinerPatty | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that it has a formal address. Plug 3400 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, into your navigation system, or just type in "intersection of Paularino and Bristol in Costa Mesa. Drive north. If you hit... More

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