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Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn

Map & Directions 5202 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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206-338-2173

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Originally built in 1950 in what was then Walt Disney's backyard and now located in Griffith Park, Carolwood Barn recreates a barn from Disney's childhood Missouri farm, where he dressed pets in doll's clothes and put on a circus. It's where he built trains, where Imagineering was born and where the plans for his biggest train set were hatched. InsideĀ is an intimate biography told through tools and workbenches. It is oddly inspiring to see the humblest creations of a man who built kingdoms: a piece of broomstick cut to become a hanger for his overalls, a Boraxo soap dispenser mounted above the sink where he washed up after doing the work that would change the way the world plays.

 
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  • Dave T. on 06/20/10

    Open the 3rd Sunday of every month from 11am to 3pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. http://www.WaltsBarn.com

  • Brett P. on 11/17/13

    Interesting for Disney history buffs. Great volunteer staff.

  • Lana A. on 10/03/10

    So worth the Sunday Trip with your kiddies!

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