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King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas

Los Angeles, CA
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King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas, Los Angeles California

Description

King Gillette Ranch is a visitor center on the land formerly owned by the razor magnate, in the Santa Monica mountains. The visitor center is really nicely done, and it's definitely worth a visit! There are plenty of hands-on exhibits for kids, flaps to lift, buttons to push to light up a topographic map, scents to sniff, and a concrete pipe to climb through. Visitors can learn about the drought, the wildlife in the Santa Monica mountains, the movies filmed around here, and the other ranches in the area, such as Paramount Ranch, which is also fun to visit. 
There is a one mile hike to a vista point. Also, as you drive in you see the eucalyptus allee that Gillette planted. The grass is surprisingly green here, which is a pleasant sight.
Just two minutes away is the Malibu Hindu Temple, where you can feel like you're in India, looking at the intricate details.
After, have a lovely meal and a stroll past landscaping and sculptures at Calabasas Commons, 13 minutes drive away toward LA.

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Peaceful scene and lovely green grass.
Peaceful scene and lovely green grass.
Allee of Eucalyptus trees at the entrance.
Allee of Eucalyptus trees at the entrance.
The visitor center.
The visitor center.
Lift the flaps to smell local aromas like oranges, pearly everlasting, the ocean, and purple sage.
Lift the flaps to smell local aromas like oranges, pearly everlasting, the ocean, and purple sage.
Hollywood films that were made here.
Hollywood films that were made here.
Tunnel kids can climb through.
Tunnel kids can climb through.
The other side of the tunnel.
The other side of the tunnel.
Window in a frame!
Window in a frame!
Exhibit about water.
Exhibit about water.
Cute archway.
Cute archway.
Plaque outside on the ground. "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more." -John Burroughs.
Plaque outside on the ground. "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more." -John Burroughs.
 

Directions

King Gillette Ranch is located at 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302. There is a parking lot. Entrance is free.

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Visitor Ratings

Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.

Last Updated Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:56:33 GMT