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Los Angeles River

2960 Marsh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #296 of 391 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Although this river flows through the heart of one of America's busiest metropolitan areas, a large number of rare wildlife species still make their... more » Owner description: Although this river flows through the heart of one of America's busiest metropolitan areas, a large number of rare wildlife species still make their home here. « less
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Los Alamitos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Kayaked the Los Angeles River today with George and crew from LA River Exhibitions. Weather was perfect, fun on the river, alot of rocks. By the way, they hold your car keys so they won't end up in the river. More rapids and rocks than I expected so fun in the rapids, not boring, can be a little difficult if... More

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Woodland Hills, CA
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I grew up in Los Angeles. I am still looking for the Los Angeles river. The LA river is a concrete drainage channel, nothing more. It is using for filing movies because it is concrete and can be driven in.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The L.A. river is a joke for the most part - however, in Elysian Valley just north of downtown, there are bike paths and greenery and alot of bird life. Cormorants, egrets, and herons live here and it being improved by the city all the time.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Probably only 2-4 miles long as scenic spot. Miles of wet open concrete thanks to brilliance of Army Engineering Corps. None theless-crayfish, water, trees, parks, herons, ducks, quiet ponds & rushing river from Burbank to the outskirts of downtown L.A.--walk it

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Los Angeles, CA
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28 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Not a native but a LONG-time resident of Los Angeles, realized over time that the terrain flash floods with the infrequent "torrential"(for Angelenos) rains, hence the Army Corps of Engineers concrete channels. While there are attempts to naturalize it and even now featuring kayak tours, the concrete ain't going away. Still, along a great part of the river, there are... More

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La Canada, California
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98 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Los Angeles River is very very sad...years ago it was cemented up for flood control. The city is trying desperately to bring back small parts of it with an attempt to naturalize parts of it. However, no matter how many native plants that are introduced to the river bottom land, the sides are still concrete and the whole experience... More

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Auckland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Do you mean the virtually dried up concrete bowl with who knows what in it? The old bridges over it have more life and character.

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Los Angeles, California
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74 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The L.A. river has become a place where families walk, bike and picnic next to. And L.A. again has more outdoor space to enjoy...and that's great for those of us that want to get away from the 3 million plus people in our lovely city!

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

my home boy told me about this spot in the river so its my first time there. so within 20 minutes bam 1,2,3,4,5 there just hitting next thing you know my salt waterpole hits with a 35 pound carpe address off the 2 EXIT FLETCHER INTO THE L.A RIVER follow the bicycle lane headed east

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