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Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Open today: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An unexpected pleasure

Somehow, this experience makes the whole desert appeal make sense and come to life. Especially if... read more

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talk2p
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Burbank, California
Peaceful spot

I would not necessarily say Sunnylands is anything particularly unusual as a garden. But the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cfbjab
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Chicago, Illinois
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Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened March 2012 for high-level retreats of leaders seeking solutions. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to building international understanding...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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37977 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-2008
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Reviewed yesterday

Somehow, this experience makes the whole desert appeal make sense and come to life. Especially if you go in January. It's a 200 acre sanctuary (literally, for the birds) that was the winter estate for the Walter Annenberg's (Reagan "kitchen cabinet"), that was dubbed the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would not necessarily say Sunnylands is anything particularly unusual as a garden. But the symmetrical plant design and clean beds make it a beautiful location on a 70 to 80 degree date to wander the gardens then sit on one of their benches to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mildly interesting and solidly beautiful grounds without the tour. With the tour, you get a glimpse of how the rich, powerful and famous people lived in the mid-century world on the Annbergs. Complete with a double nine hole golf course, Sunnylands is a dream sequence...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought out of town guests to tour the gardens and have lunch on the patio. To say they were impressed with the facility is a massive understatement. The salad and sandwiches from the cafe were fresh and delicious, and the coffee was even served...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took over a hundred photos. The grounds and landscaping were amazing. Took two horticultural friends and they loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank moriconi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check for availability of the tours. If you are in the Palm Springs area you can still stop by and walk some of the grounds. THE official tour is 90 mln. The groups are 6 people at a time. Check their website but this residence...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been visiting Rancho Mirage for years in the winter and didn't know how fabulous the Sunnylands estate is until we went there. If you're going to be in the area you should definitely visit Sunnylands. The house, the grounds, the furniture and accessories and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Irvinelady7
Reviewed 1 week ago

was here previously to see the garden but really wanted to tour the house. you are taken by shuttle to the house on a very large impressive property. The architecture is mid century modern with wide open views. The furnishings are intimate but the history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jfd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Publisher of TV Guide. And other magazines ambassador to England, and great Philanthropist, Walter Annenberg built this magnificent estate, and now conference center for world leaders. It is an incredible place. The gardens are free, and it does cost to tour the house, but do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lwine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think if you are a historical beautiful site-for the pubic/.a price of $100 for 2 people is very high to look at copies of artwork & some guest rooms & celebrity pictures .the staff is wonderful but the place is just to elitist /the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SJTyson
7 November 2018|
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Response from yellowjack2 | Reviewed this property |
Normally Sunnylands sells tickets one month in advance for tours--don't miss the posting online because they sell out quickly. I don't see a ticket option on the Modernism ticket website. Go to the Sunnyland website or call... More
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Ann A
5 November 2018|
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Response from Gordon B | Reviewed this property |
The house tour and the visitor centre could both be taken by wheelchair, however there's a golf cart that transports you between the two. As long as you wouldn't have a problem getting into the cart, you should be fine. The... More
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Ann A
5 November 2018|
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Response from KenChavez |
Hello Ann, Yes, wheelchairs are accommodated on the house tour. When you purchase your ticket, please indicate that you or your guest will need wheelchair access.
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