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Address: 37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2008
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+1 760-202-2222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for...

Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding, advancing world peace, improving the functioning of government and other purposes through high-level retreats for global leaders from a spectrum of fields.The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands welcomes national and international leaders for high-level retreats and meetings that address and seek solutions to serious issues facing the nation and world. Sunnylands, the former winter residence of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is available also for limited public tours with purchase of a ticket. The adjacent Sunnylands Center & Gardens, open free to the public, features exhibitions, films, and educational programs; and visitors can enjoy a nine-acre garden. The historic house and Sunnylands Center & Gardens opened March 1, 2012. Sunnylands Center & Gardens Hours: 9am - 4pm, Thursdays through Sundays. Cafe open until one-half hour before closing. Closed June 15 - September 24, 2015.

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A must see if you're visiting the Palm Springs area. Hard ticket to get. Tour groups are small and the Quine was excellent.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see if you're visiting the Palm Springs area. Hard ticket to get. Tour groups are small and the Quine was excellent.

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rancho mirage, california
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I live across the street from Sunnylands and visit it often to either have a café presse or luncheon salad (I particularly like the Rancho Mirage salad with chicken strips, cranberries, and blue cheese) with the beautiful view of the mountains and the cactus garden. There is the pavilion museum where the café is located, which is interesting to view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunnylands should be a must for everyone. They change their exhibits frequently so you can go again and again. I do not like the only way you can make reservations to see the main house but imagine they have their reasons.

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Thank Helen A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was terrific, full of interesting facts. Knowledgeable tour guides and a nice small group experience. The house and grounds are beyond beautiful.

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Danville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a marvelous visit here. Loved being touring around the beautiful grounds, walking through the rooms and having history being retold. Lovely rose garden, desertscapes. We didn't eat here, but the lunch room looked very charming. A terrific place if you're a fan of history, the Reagans, International politics, Mid-Century modern architecture, Frank Sinatra, golfing. Something fascinating for everyone... More 

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Thank rocor335
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did the free tour which is just walking the outside garden and inside. There are two tours but they start at $25 each person which would interesting just not for that amount of money, at least it wasn't in our budget.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Sunnylands expecting it to be another glamorous mansion of yesterday. I was amazed that it has become a place with a mission to truly explore world peace, education and a better life for all mankind. The newer visitor center and gardens are free and pleasant to visit. Check out the activities from bird watching to yoga on... More 

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Loveland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Palm Desert for a number of years and for some unknown reason, had not gone to Sunnylands. This is a diamond in the desert! We unfortunately could not tour the home and golf course so, if you are going, you must make reservations on-line. We did tour the gardens, gift shop (very small) and watch... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never knew about this "Western White House". Informative movie gives the overview of this amazing place built in the desert. Presidents, movie stars and world dignitaries have been here. Historical meetings and speeches. Anyone interested in our history must visit this free site. Dissapointed a reservation is needed to tour the house. Beautiful gardens and exhibits.

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit, I am not reviewing this property as someone who spent extensive time inside touring what is a stunningly beautiful, historical home. I am reviewing it as a parent who appreciates the fact that the lawn on this property is transformed into an outdoor Haven for kids of all ages on Sundays. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch... More 

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