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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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Huntinton Library Day with guided tour

Definitely take a guided tour...there is so much that you will learn about the history and background of this beautiful location. You cannot see it all in one day...don't miss... read more

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely take a guided tour...there is so much that you will learn about the history and background of this beautiful location. You cannot see it all in one day...don't miss seeing the original Gutenberg Bible and all the exhibits in this room are truly historical. Everywhere we went, it was very clean and well maintained. Rare and beautiful plants and... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat ... this was by far one of the best gardens we have visited . The Japanese garden was breath taking / the rose garden was just starting to bloom ( a bit too early in the season ) but you could get sense of what it would be like fully bloomed !( heaven!) bonsai exhibition was delightful... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

這座漂亮的美術館有二幅名畫 "The Blue Boy"和 "The Pink Girl"(俗稱 Pinkie). 館址在San Marino, 位於寧靜的高級住宅區中心, 外表看來毫不顯眼, 但院內卻是佔地207英畂, 有南加州祕密花園之稱的富豪宅邸. 其中的 Huntington Art Gallery乃2層樓房的典雅藝廊是由主人的住處改建,在一樓主廳高掛著 The Blue boy by Thomas Gainsborough,circa (1770) 和 Pinkie by Sir Thomas Lawrence. (1794) 這2幅畫是英國畫派的代表作品, 主要特點是混合了浪漫主義和新古典主義, 所以畫中的少女男孩神韻都栩栩如生, 宛如是完美的玩偶. 但背景卻只是未經理想化的英國田園或陰晴不定的天空, 看起來並不十分相襯. 這種風格和同時間在法國流行的洛可可畫法並不相同.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I saved only an afternoon for this and wish I'd had more time. I have visited gardens all over the world and the different gardent groupings here are some of the best in the world. In addition to spectacular gardens, There are several museums. I had no time for the museums and did not finish seeing all the gardens. I... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful day with the family along with a touch of class at the Japanese Tea House. My husband and step daughter had a great day touring the grounds. Thank you. We will be back.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends had recommended this place and I finally had a chance to visit. So spectacular, the desert garden, Japanese garden, Chinese garden. This is a huge place with some steep paths but all worthwhile. Since it was spring many things were in bloom especially the camellias. Plenty of places to eat too.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens and interesting museums. We had lunch in their restaurant and was surprised on how delicious the food was. I ordered fish tacos and were mouth watering. The Japanese garden is impresive.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you like to walk a lot, this is your place. the whole place is huge. it would probably take the whole time its open to complete the visit

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason we knew about the Huntington grounds was that I had visited when I was in high school some 50 years earlier. A real gem.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Huntington consists of a World-class library with original books, such as a Gutenberg Bible on display, several art galleries housing collections of European and American art, as well as a Japanese-style garden and a 120 acre botanical garden. The latest addition is an authentic, 5 acre, Chinese-style garden that recently opened and is still not totally finished. This garden... More 

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