Leonis Adobe Museum, Calabasas

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#267 of 442 in Museums in California
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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  • My cousin & I met a friend in Calabasas for lunch and she had not been to the adobe so we took her to see it. We all had a great afternoon touring the home and the barns, and seeing the animals.  more »
  • I'm always looking for interesting places to go with my toddler, and we have been frequenting the Leonis Adobe for years now. The staff is super friendly! Shout out to our favorite guide, Tomu (I hope...  more »
  • This is a neat place. They have interesting docents, a small farm (kids can feed the animals), and it's a historic landmark in the middle of Calabasas. It's worth a stop.  more »
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  • Really fascinating history - love the house and seeing the farm animals. A lovely morning out.
  • I'm always looking for interesting places to go with my toddler, and we have been frequenting the Leonis Adobe for years now. The staff is super friendly! Shout out to our favorite guide, Tomu (I hope I spelled that right)! My son loves water fountains, and there is one right before you even enter, which he loves. I should mention there is free parking. When you go in the first little house there is a gift shop and some museum items about the property. This is where you pay. It is by donation, but you can get a season pass for only $40! They are only open Friday's during the week (and weekends I think in addition to special events). I do wish they were open more. You can buy goat or chicken food for only a dollar. Outside there are many things to look at. The animals are of course a favorite! They have sheep, goats, various types of chickens, turkey's, roosters, two ver large horses and some very impressive texas long horns! There are also many things to look at on the property, including the actual Leonis Adobe Museum which you can walk through. This is where my toddler got tons of practice going up and down the strais! haha. My son loves the giant triangle that he can hit, the water pump that he can no do by himself and he loves walking up the giant stairs to what was some of the worker's quarters. While on one hand I could see folks coming here and think it's not a ton of stuff compared to other large museums... for a small museum there is actually a ton to explore! There are a bunch of little displays and rooms all around for the kids to explore. There's also just a nice big space when my toddler was more into running around and I was crazy bored of parks and playgrounds. There are also cats that walk around that he loves to look at. So if you're in LA with kids and haven't explored this yet... do yourself a favor and get over here next Friday! ps... They also have a large garden around the corner that we actually haven't even done yet! Get a coffee in the coffee shop in the back of The Peddler's Fork across the street!
  • 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.
  • The Guides are wonderful and they are not all a bunch of old ladies.
  • I went on a field trip in 4th grade its awesome
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