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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art collection and stunning gardens. The library and art gallery contain rare books and one of the most complete collections of 18th century art outside of London.
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1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
+1 626-405-2100
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We arrived 2 hours before they close, so we only got the chance to see the gardens. The Chinese and Japanese Gardens were the most impressive. The cherry blossom was really breath-taking. Although the entrance fee was a little pricey, we still thought it worth!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned our trip focusing on this place. We did the library, including Gutenberg Bible on a rainy day. High Tea was superb. Reservations needed. Greenhouse beautiful orchids. On the next sunny day did Japanese and Chinese gardens followed by Americsn Art

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place, the gardens are absolutely gorgeous and huge! it was great just strolling and spending time enjoying the nature. The exhibitions are well curated and interesting, I liked that they are housed in different buildings so there is a clear definition of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RGN_7228
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time while you are visiting Pasadena, you really owe it to yourself to spend the day at this fabulous location. Great history.Great antiques everywhere! Fabulous library. The gardens are beautiful. We walked for miles! The restaurants on the premises are really good....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A3572SHrobertb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time so we took a docent tour to get a general idea of what we wanted to aim for for the rest of the day. Our Docent was so knowledgeable, so personable and gave us a "big picture" of everything to...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The library holds treasures that everyone can relate, heard about, or one is the original of what you read or are reading now. It is beautiful! The grounds are outstanding with many different gardens.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sherryelmo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from an amazing Library with amazing original documents. three great art museums, and outstanding gardens, the professionalism and artism of the displays and presentation makes this one of the great attraction in the United States. Must see. Highly Recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 664lrd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited many museums and gardens in the World: Paris, Rome, NY and many other cities. Huntington museums and gardens have exceeded all our exceptions. It is phenomenal. Each and every pieces of art have been chosen with exceptional taste, the home of Henry...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Multicolor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must go to The Huntington. This is worth visiting if you are young, old or in between, with or without children. Lots of different activities including walking in the different gardens (desert, Australian, Japanese, Chinese) which is outdoors and great for kids of all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MDXP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This extraordinary complex has beautiful grounds with a series of special gardens—Japanese, Chinese, desert. The Library has stunning collections of first editions—Gutenberg’s Bible, Shakespeare’s First Folio, the Declaration of Independence, the Canterbury Tales—that visitors can view. The collections of early Americans art, crafts, and furniture...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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20 October 2018|
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Response from venckman2017 | Reviewed this property |
From the website: "Service Animals. The Huntington welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas. In... More
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This is called the "Orbit Pavilion". It's a giant silver structure that's shaped like a shell. The installation was created through NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to represent the movement of the International Space... More
31 March 2018|
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Response from RCQFAN | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to reply so late You can get tickets online, but there really isn’t a need to. Parking is free. Just go to the ticket window at the entrance. They will also give you a map and a brochure detailing any exhibits... More