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Address: 1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 213 847 4646
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers...
A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is decorated with scrap metal, bed frames, bottles, ceramic tiles, and thousands of seashells. One of LA's famous local landmarks, the towers were created by a construction worker who toiled over them in his spare time for 30 years until their completion in 1954.
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Watts Towers

Great tour and a big reality check in life! Make sure that you chose the right guide to take you down there though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great tour and a big reality check in life! Make sure that you chose the right guide to take you down there though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Though the location is in the ghetto, and almost nowhere to park, the tower is worth seeing. It is an amazing work of art and how small pieces of glass/tiles are beautiful put together. So much history of how an ordinary man build something for generation to enjoy.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is an unbelievable site. Please take the tour! What the artist did is simply an amazing story. Please view the short documentary that tells the artist's story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I drove to south LA on a hot June day to see the Watts Towers. I remember the riots from years ago. I had read about the towers and even though they weren't "open", I wanted to see them. They're impressive. The structures are elaborate metal and beautiful mosaics. I couldn't walk through them, but I'm glad I got to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Im disappointed :/ Im not talking about the story behind Simon Rodia, im talking about the experience at the towers itself. They are much smaller than expected and not as impressive as on all the pictures you find on the web. As another review here on yelp says: "It´s interesting but nothing spectacular". the towers are worth to see when... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Do not waste your time to visit here if you have ever heard or seen any of the original artwork of Gaudi . Total waste of time

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of the coolest pieces of art I've experienced. The only drawback are the hours (and location)...every time I have been there it's closed. You can still see the amazing creation from the outside, but I really want to go in and walk around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were amazed at the creativity of one man who built this by his own hands. We were not there on a day that they had guided tours, but the adjacent museum was cool too

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los angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've lived in LA all my life and only discovered the towers a few years back. The detail and dedication put towards the towers really is a marvel. A beautiful vision of art in a forgotten part of Los Angeles. Well worth a visit if you make it to the city. You won't be disappointed : )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went with my family to find these beautiful towers because I had read a little about them before I arrived. The are pretty well hidden in a little bit of a run down area but my god were they inspiring. One man's dream to create these beautiful french got his style towers out of recycled materials is unbelievable. The... More 

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Address: 1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 213 847 4646
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles

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