A visit to Walt’s Barn – Disney Outside the Parks

Did you know that there is some great Disney history outside of the parks? Well, there most definitely is! If you love Disney and its history as much as I do then you are going to want to put this museum on your to do. Located in Los Angeles, California you can visit Walt’s Barn. Yes, his actual barn that he owned while living in his Holmby Hills Estate on Carolwood Drive.

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Pictured is Walt’s barn modeled after one from the Disney farm in Marceline, MO.

Walt loved trains. He loved them so much so that he constructed his own 1/8 scale model steam engine. He named it the Lilly Belle after his wife. Disneyland offers a spectacular tour that gives lots of information on Walt’s passion for trains (click here).

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Photo from @D23 – Walt Disney with the Lilly Belle steam train in 1951, located at his home in Holmby Hills, California.

The Barn is open the third Sunday of each month from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, weather permitting. Admission and parking are FREE. You can’t beat that. They are located at 5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027. For more information click here.

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You will be given a fun sticker to wear during your visit. Makes for a fun little keepsake.

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Here you will see some of Walt’s personal items such as his shaving kit.

He would also use this sink to tidy up before heading into the office.

Along with some of Walt’s personal items there is a lot of Disney memorabilia. Click on each photo below to see them close up.

They have special guests who stop by to visit or for book signings. On my visit I was lucky enough to run into Bob Gurr, Walt Disney’s Imagineer . I have to say it was a fun little surprise.

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On your way out be sure to stop and check their souvenirs out.

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My favorite were these coins, pins and key chains.

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They also have books and tote bags.

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Overall I had a great time visiting Walt’s Barn. I absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend to give them a visit. Be sure to follow them on Instagram (click here) to hear about book signings or celebrity visits and for any special events. Another thing to keep in mind is that donations are always welcomed as they are a non-profit organization. Be sure to leave them a little something if you can. If you want to see more head on over to my Instagram page. In my highlights I saved some footage of my visit.

As always thank you for stopping by.

Sabrina

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