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“Hidden treasure”

Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Danville
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Owner description: The home of playwright Eugene O'Neill is open to the public for tours.
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

I grow up in the area and had never been to the house. Starting with the ride up to the property, the trip was entertaining. Exploring the house with the guides in different areas was very informative and it is nicely preserved. The view from the property is wonderful and you can image what it was like before the surrounding development. Thanks to the National Park for taking care of our past.

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English first
Southern California
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

A shuttle bus takes you from downtown Danville to the house. No cost for the bus or visit. A friendly ranger was there to answer any questions about Eugene O'Neill. The home has a fantastic view of the whole valley!!

Visited December 2012
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Walnut Creek, Ca
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108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Why'd it take us so long to visit?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

You must make reservations, and while some may see this as inconvenient, I do not. You meet the shuttle transportation at the San Ramon VAlley Museum where there is lots of FREE parking. The shuttle drives you to the site, lets you off and the ranger meets you and begins the tour. We were the only ones there that day--though there were six scheduled. We had the place to ourselves. The tour was fascinating and gave us a real look into O'Neill's life and work here. Also, a look back at the valley 80 years ago. If you're interested in art, architecture, literature or local history, you must go!

Visited July 2012
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Lafayette, California
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fascinating tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

the tour guide was excellent. we throughly enjoyed leaning the history of O'Neill and tour his home.

Visited July 2011
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Danville, California
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Local attraction mot locals do not know with world wide importance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Very few locals know of or visit here. Excellent guides. BAcks up to part of the East Bay Trail system and you can walk forever from here. Beautiful trees, creeks, ferns, etc on the trail also poison oak! If visiting the Tao House and are a nature lover consider easy hike from rear of property.

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