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Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Address: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Phone Number: +1 310-454-8212
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and...

State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic ranch house and weekend polo matches.

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Historic Site with Hiking Trails and Awesome Views

The Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades is another surprising discovery in the L.A. area. This peaceful, vast park has a variety of activities including a polo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2016
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades is another surprising discovery in the L.A. area. This peaceful, vast park has a variety of activities including a polo field, historic home of Will Rogers, riding stables and miles of trails adjacent to Topanga Park. After the gatekeeper collects the $12.00 fee, nominal for this park in this area visitors... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This park in the Pacific Palisades area northwest of Los Angeles is a quiet retreat and former home of Will Rogers, cowboy, movie legend, world traveler and commentator and widely read journalist. In a very low key manner, the park tells the story of Mr. Rogers. Interesting video and even more interesting tour of the house give a great historical... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived early at 8:20AM, and there was no one at the gate to accept payment. (You then need the exact change to place $12 in an envelope with your license plate #, date, etc. A pain.) It took a minute to realize the direction we needed to walk to reach the start of the Inspiration Point hike (up the... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The house is very interesting; even if you go there when it's closed you can look inside at Will Rogers' home. There are hikes to views, stables, and open fields for sports, kids, & families. Our time was limited, but I would definitely return.

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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed fabulous views from Inspirarion Point, with a very nice walk through the park. We also took in the visitors' centre and docent tour (on the hour) of Will Rogers' ranch. Fascinating history and beautifully preserved artefacts. Whilst you may choke on the $12 parking fee, everything else is free and there is a lot of upkeep for the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Will Rogers Park is a true hidden gem & it's kinda hard to locate so use the GPS. Once there you have lots to do. 1) Tour the old Will Rogers' house & see memorabilia. 2) Watch a Polo game on a Sunday in season, or 3) Hike any of the nice trails leading out. Fun, you'll enjoy. ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Really lovely hike with great views. It was a bit hot and dusty, even in November, but had a good hour, very easy-going walk. Well worth the trip out here. The house also looked nice but was closed on a Monday.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

I love this park. Catchy to get too so keep your eyes peeled for the turn off. A spectacular view and don't forget to enjoy the POLO games here as well. Be safe and take a whistle or something for protection (snakes) can be found here on the higher ground. Water and food always good to take along. This is... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Ranch house is nicely preserved and the guided tour was fantastic. The grounds are picturesque and well kept. I didn't get to do the hiking trails but did walk up to the barns and was rewarded with beauitful view and lots of wild and domestic animals. Highly recommend visiting and taking advantage of the gorgeous park.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

I came to see the Will Rogers ranch house. The 50 minute free tour was excellent. Will Rogers loved the outdoors. He had a real ranch here with horses. The ranch house started small. He expanded it with a second story. There is a patio between the two wings of the house where he had BBQ. The house has many... More 

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