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Orange County Great Park

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Address: Irvine, CA
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+1 866-829-3829
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19:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Sun 19:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00

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Seems Like It's Still In Development

Went to the Park on Saturday at 4pm. One of the main roads into the park is closed, so had to take a detour. Lots of construction going on along the road to the park. We ended... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Irvine, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately after many many years and a lot of money spent, the Great Park has little to show for it. I went there with a friend from Iowa who said it reminded him of the barren fields back home. So much promise for what could have been; all that's needed are some lakes. trees. and walkways and this truly could... More 

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Irvine, California
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for activities, sports and concerts. A lovely way to spend the weekend with your family & friends.

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Thank Ruby C
Fullerton, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Great Park three times now, and it gets better every time! Originally, it was pretty sparsely populated, but now they've added music, interesting facts, and a big hot air balloon! This is a great activity for anyone who enjoys being outdoors and wants a fun, relaxing day or evening out.

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Thank jam00re
San Clemente, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to the NIMBYs, this ideal place for an international airport is just an excuse to develop more housing. The Great Park is a joke. Practically none of the ideas shown on elaborate landscape architectural renderings were actually completed. The public was duped.

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Thank BruceSteph
Boston
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This farmers market has a handful of produce vendors, a few food trucks, and then an assorted collection of vendors selling crafts. I would say the craft-sellers outnumber the produce vendors. For a much better selection of produce check out the Irvine Farmers Market on Saturdays (5001 Newport Coast Drive). Park is still under construction so it feels like you're... More 

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Thank TomfromBoston
Newport Beach, California
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

There is nothing there. . Just a politician dream with no money!! (goes along with the "train to nowhere"!)

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Orange Balloon ride was quite nice, no winds, cool weather and rather serene and surreal when you float up high. It looks like you are looting down on a toy city, even with the train chugging by below, and planes coming in for landing. The ballon can get a little lopsided if everyone is standing on one side. It's... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I had been to this park to take a ride in the hot air balloon. After a long walk in sun i reached near the balloon when i realized that the balloon wont fly because of Wind. Miles and bare land and a carousal - nothing else in the Great park ....Phewwwww!!

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245 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We loved coming here when it was free to ride the orange balloon and the Carousel. They also used to offer free family fitness classes. A few years ago their New Year event was a great place for families to go to to celebrate especially with children. They no longer offer those things for free. But they still offer the... More 

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Thank Cheyenne P
Los Angeles
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132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went to the Park on Saturday at 4pm. One of the main roads into the park is closed, so had to take a detour. Lots of construction going on along the road to the park. We ended up at the sports field parking lot and had to back track to the Carousel. We got there too late to see the... More 

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