Where is the Neverland Ranch by Michael Jackson?
Michael's Neverland, his former home!
We always like to visit Solvang, the small Danish town near Santa Barbara. It is a cozy place to stroll, with many small Danish shops. The Danish pastry tastes great and our little grandson loves this place, because there is a great playground in the Danish style.
As we watched the kid play, my son said, "Mom, do you know that Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is close by, only about 20 minutes away? "
Of course I did not know that, but now I wanted to go there immediately. For every Michael Jackson fan it's still a dream to see his former home.
The address is: 5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd Los Olivos, CA 93441
The ride from Solvang was leisurely through the Santa Ynez Valley, a well-known and popular valley among wine lovers, where delicious tastings are offered at wineries. During the drive, which sometimes only went on this country road through this peaceful area, we saw horses and cows grazing in lush, green meadows, which could not be disturbed by us. We could not believe that we would find something peaceful and lonely there, because Santa Barbara with its many tourists, is not far away. You hardly saw a car or people on the street, the peace and seclusion there was really gorgeous!
You really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, that must have been Michael Jackson's feeling.
Actually we had thought before the Neverland Ranch it would be full of fans and tourists, but nothing indicated that she is there. The road is nothing more than a better way and even the very low fence, which could easily be overcome, did not suggest it.
We drove past the gate, so inconspicuous is this place, even fans were not to be seen at this time. Unfortunately, the nameplate NEVERLAND can no longer be seen and you can not get through the gate, but nevertheless it is a reminder of one of the most popular megastars of all times!
The gatehouse was occupied, because one has seen how the security cameras have moved. The security guards apparently got used to the fans, they did not come out when we looked around and took our pictures.
In front of the gate of the Neverland Ranch, there is a small memorial on a wall with small gifts. Many of the bricks are described with declarations of love from the Michael Jackson fans who visited this site.
Also on the fences hang letters and hearts of fans from all over the world, thereby one sees how much he was loved. Unfortunately, I have heard that these things are removed regularly, which I find really very sad.
The drive to Neverland Ranch was worth it for me, even though you could not see much except the gate. It really was a very special experience for me to have been in this place.