Will Rogers was the highest paid actor in the 1930s. His roles as columnist, philosopher, actor, and radio personality are what made him so popular and successful. He purchased a ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains in the 1920s for his family to enjoy. His life was cut short due to a plane crash in 1935, and his wife passed away barely ten years later. The ranch then became a state park.
Visitors have many activity options including tours of the 31 room house, horseback riding, and a moderate three mile hike loop to Inspiration Point. There is also a newly renovated visitor center mirroring the lifestyle of the late Will Rogers.