Rancho Los Alamitos Long Beach
Where are we going today?
Ranco Los Alamitos is an amazing step back in time - right in Long Beach!
It's also been twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so it's certainly set to be a great learning experience for the whole family.
Rancho Los Alamitos was registered the first time as a sacred Tongva village of Povuu-ngna, which was actually the traditional birthplace of the native people who lived in the Los Angeles Basin. Then, it was registered again for it's significance on the landscape across history.
Located on the site there are actually traced of an ancestral village, as well as a ranch house that dates all the way to the 1800s. There are even four acres of lush amazing gardens which was developed nearly a century ago!
The Rancho Center is a great place to start your adventure through history, with a film on the area, as well as new exhibits that will take you through the landscape, and people who have shaped the area over time.
It's an amazing insight into the stories of the people of southern California - from the Tongva presence, to the Spanish and Mexican eras, through the farming and ranching era right through to modern development.
Every 30 minutes you can grab a guided tour through the Ranch House, before exploring the gardens and barn areas.
They even have some fun and educational events, from BBQs and live music evenings, to conservation talks.
History comes to life in Long Beach!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
1pm - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday
All year round
They offer school tours and cultural workshops, so give them a call for reservations! .
Any Top Tips?
The educational programs across the year are FREE! They are also perfect for all ages!.
Doing our bit
The always ensure they restore and preserve the elements within the attraction.
Need a little extra help?
The majority of the site is accessible, but some pathways in the gardens might not be able to hold motorized chairs. There are handicap accessible restrooms. .
Can I get one of those?
The gift shop is a great place to pick up some historical books and items on the area.
The Rancho Center, gardens and barn area are self-guided tours. The Ranch House is guided tours only, and the gardens and barn areas are guided by request.
What people are saying?
by Jd Turner
Today, was my first visit to Rancho Los Alamitos.It is a hidden treasure in Long Beach. The gardens are beautiful and the animals were all nice to view and photograph. It was a pleasant and peaceful place to spend a Saturday afternoon.
by Juan C. Bravo De Rueda
Is there any fees to go in?
by A Google User
Beautiful place ot walk through
by A Google User