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California Scenario

Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-384-5500
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California Scenario was created by Ismau Nagushi. You should visit during the day and in the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Monica B
via mobile
A quiet place.

Please full in the middle of cement jungle.modern art, water , stone.interesting patterns.a please... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Victoria M
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Costa Mesa, California
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This sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi interprets California.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Park Centre Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
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+1 714-384-5500
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"sculpture garden"
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"office building"
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"tucked away"
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"south coast"
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"quiet place"
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"parking structure"
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"performing arts center"
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"across the street"
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"noguchi"
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"zen"
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"stone"
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"contemplation"
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

California Scenario was created by Ismau Nagushi. You should visit during the day and in the evening. You will have a different experience. Each design element creates an ecological environment that is representative of different regions in California. The stack of stones is Ode to...More

1  Thank Monica B
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Please full in the middle of cement jungle.modern art, water , stone.interesting patterns.a please to think, read , meet, or have a break.

Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a small but beautiful work of art that I fear is often overlooked. It's a fascinating display of seven large sculptures set on a wide plaza. Each sculpture represents a different part of California, from the desert, to a river, to a redwood...More

1  Thank Candice S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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

1  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!

Thank Lumerian
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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

1  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

1  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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Nemi20
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This attraction is free.
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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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