Rancho Los Alamitos is located within Bixby Hill and accessed through the residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde. Admission to and parking at Rancho Los Alamitos is free. Special events that require reservations and have an admission fee are listed on our website.With our international travel planner, Long Beach attractions like Rancho Los Alamitos can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Rancho Los Alamitos is twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places - once as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna, the traditional birthplace of the native people of the Los Angeles Basin and, second, for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time. The site includes traces of the ancestral village, a ranch house with a central core of adobe ca.1800, four acres of lush historic gardens developed during the 1920s and 1930s, and the restored working ranch barnyard of the early-mid 20th century. With the opening of the Rancho Center, the film, new exhibits and room environments feature the landscape, the people and the place over time and within the context of the development of the region and the state.
This exceptional site reveals the early Tongva presence, the Spanish and Mexican periods, the ranching and farming era, and the imprint of 20th century development. A quintessential place for people to experience the living story of southern California, Rancho Los Alamitos is a microcosm of the region, past to present.
Rancho Los Alamitos Reviews
I've visited twice now, and what I love is you can see something new each time. There are two areas of most interest to me: The 'farm', and the gardens. It can all be enjoyed in a day, but if you're a... more »
This rancho is a hidden jewel in a busy city. I highly recommend visiting the gardens, some of the most lovely gardens in Long Beach. A nice quiet spot to contemplate life. This is off the beaten path... more »
My favorite place!! The docents are exceptional, the gardens verdant and very well taken care and my favorite part is going to their barn and spending time with the ranch animals. My children love going there and you cannot beat the price because it's free! If you go make sure to take a tour of the adobe house and go see the garden that the Olmsted brothers designed and remember they only open after 1 pm.
In the Spring you have to visit this place for the wisteria scent is in the air. The docent tours are a must. But the gardens win accolades. Go for it and visit anytime of the year and the farm animals will be an extra treat. A chicken strolled up to me looking for a treat.
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