Rancho Los Alamitos takes its name from an 1834 Mexican partition of the 1784 Rancho Los Nietos, a Spanish concession, covering an area in present-day California's southwestern Los Angeles County and northwestern Orange County. Los Alamitos means the Little Cottonwoods or Poplars in Spanish, after the native Fremont Cottonwood trees there.
Rancho Los Alamitos originally included much of the area of present-day eastern Long Beach, all of Los Alamitos and Rossmoor, and most of Seal Beach, Cypress, Stanton and Garden Grove. It is also sometimes referred to as Bixby Ranch, after its last private owners. The early 19th century adobe ranch house still stands today, housing a museum which presents the history of the area.
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Elisabeth Quick | Feb 24, 2018
Beautiful place. Historic. Guides available for answering questions. Very nice gift shop...
Brain Bananas | Jan 3, 2018
Most locals have no idea this place exists. It's free entrance but they accept donations. Beautiful setting, great place to take younger kids. Pleasant walk for adults.
cynthia mcroberts | Nov 11, 2017
nice place to step back in time as you stroll the paths through the gardens, barns and shop. love to walk here
Syl P | Feb 14, 2018
Beautiful and historic. The docents are knowledgeable and helpful.
Lloyd Goldstein | Jan 13, 2018
Would give it a zero if I could. Website says it is open from 1 to 5 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. WRONG!! They are closed until February due to construction. Drove 100 miles to find this out.
Cee Tee | Mar 5, 2018
Beautiful gardens, major historical & cultural significance for the local indigenous Tongva. This (and surrounding area) is/was the site of a significant trading center and point of emergence center, Puvuunga.
Gina Costa | Apr 10, 2018
Beautiful place, lots of history. Very friendly and knowledgeable employees. Definitely will visit again.
MrMoruss78 Mo | Jun 11, 2018
Where can you find original barns built in the 1930's bamboo trees, horses, and chickens roaming around in Long Beach? Here at El Rancho Los Alamitos. Nested within a residential area adjacent to California State Long Beach. Admission and parking is free, but tours need to be booked in order to attend. It's a great place to bring the little ones and introduce them to live animals in a more intimate setting or set up a tour and luncheon with your friends. Roam around the multiple gardens and learn some history about early California It's open to the public and multiple structures have been restored. Highly recommend Rancho Los Alamitos!
Mrs. Lucy Santana | May 15, 2018
Peaceful!! I spend about an hour there with my 3 kiddos and nephews. Great place for a small walk to relax, fresh air, beautiful scenery. There are chairs to sit around and relax. Definitely worth seeing.
John Geere | May 15, 2018
I love the Rancho! It is a great place to visit. I love its history and the beautiful grounds.
Samuel Salyer | May 25, 2018
Very interesting place I wish I would have had more time to really visit it thoroughly
Mary Lucas | Jul 16, 2018
Loved the tour! The grounds are stunning. I mean absolutely beautiful. The tour is very informative. I will definitely be going back.
Sissi Li | Jun 18, 2018
Docents were friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely tour and very well keep facilities.
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