Paramount Ranch, Agoura
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A wonderful place to stop by - it's only a few minutes off the highway and totally worth a detour. You can park for free and we had the place to ourselves which was fun. You can explore the western ci... read more »
Good stop off if you're heading to Malibu. You can get a sense of how a small, plywood and frame town can be a huge part of a major motion picture at this Paramount movie location. There's only a few ... read more »
restored Wild West town, used for filming...easy access, free parking. Lovely well marked hiking trails, pretty stream. Horeseback riding rentals easily accessible via Malibu Riders. Not usually crowd... read more »
You'll get a kick out of walking around the historic movie town and area where Hawkeye and Hot Lips plied their craft, not to mention Dr. Quinn and the American Sniper. Parking was easy. We then began our visit at the ranger station to get our bearings, pick up a park map, and refresh our water supply. It can get quite hot here, even during the spring and fall. Poking around the facades and buildings is interesting, especially the old jail which provides the perfect setting for a photo op of your party -- behind bars! An enormous spreading (oak?) tree in the center of town creates welcome shade when the temperature is in the red. Take note of the marked trails, and don't just blindly follow the path on the far side of the town, which is not a maintained trail. If you're looking for a cool place to eat, there are some great restaurants on either side of the freeway on Westlake Boulevard, a little further up the 101. The shopping centers where they are located have tight parking, so try to avoid the super busy lunch hours by going early or late. Our two favorites are 1) Mendocino Farms, with great farm-to-table sandwiches and salads, and 2) the cafeteria-style Lemonade, which offers a highly eclectic variety of entrees, sandwiches, salads and desserts -- unique food you won't find anywhere else. Sometimes we go just to try their inventive lemonades, infused with various fruits and herbs such as watermelon basil or blueberry mint. They even have a sugar-free version each day. Both places offer tasty gluten-free dishes (not just salads) and feature indoor and outdoor seating options.
Definitely a hidden gem. Great place to spend an hour or two strolling through the Western town or hiking the trails. No facilities here besides the ranger station and bathrooms. What do you expect? It's FREE! And wear old shoes because you will kick up a lot of dust.
Robert Rafii, Esq.
Good place for a bit of Western history and some hiking. Scenic and great for taking photos. Good for bringing children.
This is a cool little place to check out. Many tv shows and old films were made here, a list can be found on the state park website.
Old West atmosphere, very happy, dog living people. Dogs allowed, leashed.
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