|Address:||23537 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302, USA|
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Im always looking for interesting places to go with my toddler, and we have been frequenting the Leonis Adobe for years now. The staff is super friendly! Shout out to our favorite guide, Tomu (I hope I spelled that right)! My son loves water fountains, and there is one right before you even enter, which he loves. I should mention there is free parking. When you go in the first little house there is a gift shop and some museum items about the property. This is where you pay. It is by donation, but you can get a season pass for only $40! They are only open Fridays during the week (and weekends I think in addition to special events). I do wish they were open more. You can buy goat or chicken food for only a dollar. Outside there are many things to look at. The animals are of course a favorite! They have sheep, goats, various types of chickens, turkeys, roosters, two ver large horses and some very impressive texas long horns! There are also many things to look at on the property, including the actual Leonis Adobe Museum which you can walk through. This is where my toddler got tons of practice going up and down the strais! haha. My son loves the giant triangle that he can hit, the water pump that he can no do by himself and he loves walking up the giant stairs to what was some of the workers quarters. While on one hand I could see folks coming here and think its not a ton of stuff compared to other large museums... for a small museum there is actually a ton to explore! There are a bunch of little displays and rooms all around for the kids to explore. Theres also just a nice big space when my toddler was more into running around and I was crazy bored of parks and playgrounds. There are also cats that walk around that he loves to look at. So if youre in LA with kids and havent explored this yet... do yourself a favor and get over here next Friday! ps... They also have a large garden around the corner that we actually havent even done yet! Get a coffee in the coffee shop in the back of The Peddlers Fork across the street!
As Los Angeles City Cultural Landmark #1, the Leonis Adobe Museum is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing the last of the old west. Here, you can experience California ranch life of the late 1800s…visit a Victorian-style early Los Angeles home… see what a jail was like in the Wild West…enjoy a picnic in picturesque Calabasas Park with its antique ironwork and lovely gardens. The Leonis Adobe was the home of Miguel Leonis, known as the King of Calabasas. The museum features his authentically furnished two-story Monterey-style adobe with original buildings, period livestock, gardens and a vineyard--all part of Leonis recreated ranch where he once ruled the territory. The Leonis Adobe Museum offers Public Tours, Educational Field Trips, Group Tours, Scout Tours and Ground Rentals. Memberships are also available with many benefits. Special Events are held throughout the year. The Leonis Adobe is a California legend you wont want to miss!
The museum actually combines two in one: the actual Leonis Adobe plus the house of Leonis friends that was brought to here from LA and thus saved from destruction. The old ladies working at the place are just adorable! The history of the ranch is very interesting and dramatic, but I would recommend you to make your own research about it. The story of Miguel Leonis, the Frenchment who came to California to pursuit his dreams, as did Millions of others, would make a wonderful Hollywood movie. At adobe area, there are a cute little garden, a tiny fountain, a horses, a very friendly sheep and goats, a lot of the authentic "old stuff" enough to imagine how people lived a hundred years ago.
Fun local museum for my two girls. Right off the freeway in Calabasas, and within walking distance to shopping and great food. The animals at the Adobe were a plus. Staff very friendly and extremely knowledgeable on the Adobe and local history. A must visit for any local or tourist traveling through Calabasas. Very well maintained ground and artifacts.
I really enjoyed the visit there, which takes you 150 years back, to the days of the western movies, when all the area was pretty wild. I also wrote a post, describing this lovely museum, and you are invited there as well, but it cant be linked here.
A fun site and a lot to do. Located next to the Sagebrush Cantina and the Calabasas Park, this location has a lot of history and interaction.
A Private User
Truly a good place to see the things as they were in 19th century. I loved to be there.
The Guides are wonderful and they are not all a bunch of old ladies.
A Private User
Stopped by to see the long-horn cows, sheep, and goats!
CARS DIECAST Team25
I went on a field trip in 4th grade its awesome
An immensely fun and educational experience.
Great educational experience
Donna cedillo bravo