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California Scenario

Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-384-5500
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Nice Place for a Walk after Dinner

This is a very quiet and contemplative area and convenient to the hotels and restaurants along... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul S
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Costa Mesa, California
Quiet place after the roar of South Coast Plaza

Just across the bridge from South Coast Plaza you can enjoy a nice quiet spot. The Isamu Noguchi... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Lumerian
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Costa Mesa, California
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This sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi interprets California.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tucked away” (3 reviews)
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Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
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+1 714-384-5500
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"sculpture park"
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"tucked away"
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"office building"
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"south coast plaza"
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"parking structure"
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"performing arts center"
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"noguchi"
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"zen"
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"sculptures"
in 9 reviews
"installation"
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"shadow"
in 3 reviews
"contemplation"
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"redwoods"
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"symbol"
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"stone"
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"acre"
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"commerce"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very quiet and contemplative area and convenient to the hotels and restaurants along Bristol and Anton. We walked over here following dinner at Claim Jumpers across the street. As the name implies, the garden is divided up into different areas representing different...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Just across the bridge from South Coast Plaza you can enjoy a nice quiet spot. The Isamu Noguchi sculpture is tranquil. While you enjoy the moment you can hear the distant roar of the 405 freeway. Good times!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you happen to be near South Coast Plaza and love Noguchi, or sculptural landscape, or just a very different space to contemplate, this is a treasure. I live a few miles away and visit every few years. On the same order (to me) as...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

As some reviews have commented, this garden is difficult to find as there are no indications at all where it is. Luckily, we came here on a Sunday and drove around trying to locate the garden. Please note, that it is behind the Comerica office...More

Thank PepperNewJersey
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

I had heard of this place before, but never knew exactly where it was. After dinner at TGIF we figured it's gotta be around here close so we asked a couple people. One had no idea and the other said it was right by TGIF....More

Thank Dan C
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

It took us over a hour to find this garden the first we visited it. There was no signage that we could find. It is an exquisite piece of art - an extraordinary garden of sand, stones, water, trees and sculpture. Take a sweater or...More

1  Thank MelindaKHM03
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Behind 611 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa is an utterly unexpected jewel, a 1.5 acre sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi. The collection of sculptures is a representation of California using both symbolic and minimalist vocabularies. There are mountains, rivers, cacti. This land was used for...More

2  Thank Dean M
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you want to slow down & relax.... this is the best ZEN spot to do it. Surrounded by Parking structure walls and high rise buildings, this is a welcome oasis. In the evening, you can do shadow dancing along the walls... FUN and learn...More

2  Thank Ron Y
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a nifty art installation tucked between a parking structure and a couple of high rises in an out of the way corner of the business park no-man's land tucked between South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center. It's supposed to represent...More

1  Thank venckman2017
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

1.6 acre walkable sculpture park behind TGIF and Comerica office building--famous Japanese artist who has taken typical Calif nature (eg, redwoods, sandstone) and created artistic walk-around park (takes 10-15min, but you could spend longer to just relax and get away from the busier streets)

1  Thank LikeTravel2014
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Nemi20
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This attraction is free.
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ykoffman
29 August 2016|
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Yes, I believe so. If the dog is on a leash and not barking, I think it will be fine.
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4 July 2016|
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Response from FineDinerPatty | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that it has a formal address. Plug 3400 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, into your navigation system, or just type in "intersection of Paularino and Bristol in Costa Mesa. Drive north. If you hit... More
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