Places to Visit »Will Rogers Historical State Park

will rogers state historic park californiaWe had a few hours to kill on our arrival in California and after a “grody, grody, rocky roady” walk down Venice Beach, yecch, a dose of nature's beauty was in order. We headed up the Pacific Coast Highway and wandered off in attempt to find and entrance to the huge park that Ben Savage's faux slutty girlfriend was named after, Topanga.

While Topanga is a large green area on the map, getting inside is another matter. We instead ended up at the charming Will Rogers State Historic Park. I am familiar with Mr. Rogers and his awesome parks, as I grew up in the shadow of his shrine in Colorado, and this, his former ranch is a lovely secluded spot that is worth going to for a wildflower strewn and easy hike called, appropriately, Inspiration Point.

It also is home to a old western decorated house that you can tour Tuesday through Sunday, at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Unfortunately we had to make do with peeking in the windows. You'll also find, as you wander the property, a divine stable, and grounds for polo that hosts The Will Rogers Polo Club every weekend from April to October.

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Posted on June 2, 2008

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