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Pio Pico State Historical Park

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Address: 6003 Pioneer Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606-1228
Phone Number: +1 562-695-1217
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THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF EARLY CALIFORNIANS - SPANIARDS, MEXICANS, AMERICANS, INDIANS, MULATOS, AND MESTISOS

Well hidden between I-605 and the San Gabriel River bed, south of Whittier Blvd and with access from Pioneer Blvd, the PIO PICO STATE HISTORIC PARK preserves the Pio Pico Adobe (a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Robert D
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well hidden between I-605 and the San Gabriel River bed, south of Whittier Blvd and with access from Pioneer Blvd, the PIO PICO STATE HISTORIC PARK preserves the Pio Pico Adobe (a mansion in its day) on the site of the original El Ranchito. As the last Governor of the Californian Territories known as Alta California, Pio Pico, an African-Mexican,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historical site is unique as it has a lot for everyone. The site is large and it has a lot of place to roam and just visit like a relaxing park. There a benches in different areas where you can sit and forget you are in the city. The homestead is large and they show you some active of... More 

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Norwalk, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This landmark has been lovingly restored to the late period when Don Pio lived there. It's a nice, quick trip to a historic site for the kids. Also a nice place to picnic. ADA compliant access. Decendants of Pio Pico still visit,,and I think they have an annual fiesta there. Right off the 605 freeway at Whittier Blvd. Nice place... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

to be there and romanticize how it must have been to live there in olden days, the River there, cattle. horses, big adobe house to live in. Must have been a good simple life.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

An interesting historic site. But it is only open on weekends. You can purify the fence and look at the buildings but the doors and everything are only on weekends. There is parking it's very convenient off of 605 and there are a few buildings and

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Great visit to this hacienda, the old architecture is really great to see and the stories of what went on in the old West exciting.

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Whittier
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

interesting piece of history! We came here on a field trip, most of the kids were between 4 and 10yrs old, but I think the parents were more impressed than the kids. That is until the people running the field trip broke out the "toys" from the era.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

If you are local or someone just passing by, this a great place to visit. Some people may see this place as simple, but in reality is it one of the few historical sites in souther california which still has a lot of land and it is nice because it gives you a better picture as how life was back... More 

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San Dimas, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Not too many know about this place - full of history especially for the Whittier, CA area. Lots of streets, parks, etc. named after this family. Pio Pico was the last Mexican governor of California (1848) prior to it being granted statehood. At one time, the land grant exceeded 8,000 acres including parts of Whittier, Pico Rivera, and portions of... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love California history, and having Pio Pico State Park so close to home is really great. They often have special days and fiestas. They have docents dressed in period costume talking about Pio Pico and the history surrounding the last governor of Alta California.

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