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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108-1218
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A popular tourist stop, this 207 acre complex houses a library, art...

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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National Treasure in San Marino. Don't miss it!

I am so glad to have made it to the Huntington Library & Gardens. It is an absolutely breathtaking estate that should not be missed in LA! The $23 weekday admission fee is well... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am so glad to have made it to the Huntington Library & Gardens. It is an absolutely breathtaking estate that should not be missed in LA! The $23 weekday admission fee is well worth it. It is a wonderful place to spend a morning or afternoon exploring the grounds. Bring a book and enjoy one of the dozens of... More 

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Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Huntington offers something for the art lover, the garden lover, and for the lover of books and manuscripts--and if you're all three, you're in luck. You can do just one of those things on a lengthy visit and have an enjoyable time. We have enjoyed our visits there so much when visiting California that we purchased an annual membership.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time back there since 1979, and I'm so glad we returned. We spent 4 hours strolling through the gardens and galleries. The gardens are even more beautiful and extensive than before! They are very well cared for. There are separate gardens for each of these: Chinese, Japanese, Desert, Cactus, Australian, Rose, Shakespeare, and more. I loved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rare book collection was amazing: a Gutenberg bible, early printings of The Canterbury Tales and letters dating from Charles I. All with just the right amount of background to set it in context without becoming dreary. The European art collection was interesting mostly because of how it was displayed in the Huntington's residence. The American art included some impressive... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

5 stars, you get a lot for your money. Famous artworks, huge world-class gardens, modern exhibits, nice store and modern upscale food court, a bit pricey, but that is to be expected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Huntington Museum and Gardens are exquisite. We had a meet up with friends at the 1919 restaurant. I want to go back to the gardens but in the spring or early summer as that's when everything is in bloom. I love that there are tags near every bit of flora so you can see what you are looking at.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try to come here monthly, and absolutely love it! Wether it's in the gardens or the museums, I find a new treasure every time I visit. Also, depending on the season, you will find something unique about the gardens, as different flowers are blooming year round. It's enjoyable to sit and have lunch, and just take in the beauty... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to the Huntington Library for 30years and really looked forward to visiting with my wife. Overall the library has vastly improved and my wife and i thoroughly enjoyed some of the art collections, library, and grounds that we had the time to see. 5 Stars My only critical comment would be around the 1919 restaurant. My... More 

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Alhambra, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice gardens, especially on spring season when the flowers were came out. they also have a beauty japanese garden and small traditional chinese garden. bring your student card to get special discount! Hope u guys enjoy the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those that have had enough of Hollywood and shopping and would like to spend a day of cultural contemplation, the Huntington library, art and botanic garden is well worth a visit. Thanks to Henry and Arabella Huntington, who were enormously rich, you can enjoy their outstanding collection of books, a less interesting art collection, mostly portraits, and a fantastic... More 

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