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Leonis Adobe Museum, Calabasas

(4.8/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
The Leonis Adobe Museum is designated as Los Angeles City Cultural Landmark #1, an 1880s working ranch related to California's yesteryears. The Leonis Adobe Museum links people today with the past through public, educational and organizational programs developed to experience California history.
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  • We took the grandchildren to a special event where they were letting kids experience, hands on. different historical activities. they loved it-from using an old treadle sewing machine to watching the ...  more »
  • A Basque sheepherder flees prosecution for smuggling, comes to LA and winds up "King of Calabasas" - the 3rd richest man in CA. Sure, it sounds like a Hollywood story because it is. The man could bare...  more »
  • We've come a long way. In some ways. Really enjoyed my visit here and the live animals are a great touch. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An immensely fun and educational experience.
  • 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 can't be linked here.
  • 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 won't want to miss!