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Rancho Los Alamitos

6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
+1 562-431-3541
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Return to the time when California was in its infancy

Even if you aren't a history buff, you'll enjoy an afternoon exploring this beautifully landscaped... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Southern California
California history

Always interested in California history. Take the tour. It is inside a gated community. Free... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Los Angeles, California
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Historic site was part of a massive Spanish land grant in 1784 and today serves as a living history museum comprised of six agricultural buildings, working blacksmith shop, magnificent gardens and a rambling adobe ranch built in 1800.
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“bixby family” (9 reviews)
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6400 E Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815-4706
+1 562-431-3541
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Even if you aren't a history buff, you'll enjoy an afternoon exploring this beautifully landscaped, and historically accurate site. Of particular interest is the Rancho's Christmas event with decorations and characters in costumes of the time - telling about events of the time - and...More

1  Thank TraveLee073
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Always interested in California history. Take the tour. It is inside a gated community. Free entrance and tour.

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 10 April 2017

What a peaceful, hidden gem situated in the middle of a private neighborhood. Don't let the guard at the bottom of the hill deter you. They are welcoming as is Rancho Los Alamitos. They have wonderful events too for all ages. Beautiful historic gardens, animals,...More

3  Thank wayfarer2
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Tucked away in a gated community, Ranch Los Alamitas is a wonderful glimpse into the very early history of settlement in vast California and how the people who lived there made the land more beautiful, took care of the people who worked there and left...More

2  Thank Bumblecreek2
Reviewed 21 December 2016

They do a great job on Holiday events. We were there for the Holiday Hodown 2016 (and 2015). Lots of people and a lot of activities for the kids. Definitely worth the time.

Thank res02krs
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This former Bixby family home is a must see for anyone interested in Southern California history. It is perfectly maintained with many of the family's personal items and furniture. The docents are really knowledgeable and bring it to life. The gardens are marvelous too. This...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Rancho Los Alamitos is like an oasis in the desert. It's hard to believe it exists at all, considering the fact that it's basically in a suburban environment. I came here after reading about it, in the paper. It's beautifully maintained. A great place to...More

2  Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a medium-sized place, very manageable for families or mobility-challenged people. The gardens are pretty, and there are some farm animals like chickens, bunnies, and a horse. There is a small museum describing the history of the Rancho. It can be tricky to find,...More

1  Thank JuliaCat57
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went here with my son as a Saturday outing agile ago. I enjoy learning about local history and this place really qualifies.

1  Thank Gina M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. Very nice escorted tour. Very nicely restored. Well worth a visit for the family and school children. Recommend a visit.

2  Thank Tron4
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