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Simon Wiesenthal Center

9786 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035 (Westside)
310-553-8403
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Ranked #141 of 368 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This museum helps visitors understand and experience discrimination.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Anaheim, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely everyone needs to take a few hours of their life and be here. You will be a better person for it. Teach your children: tolerance, compassion, peace, have a voice, love & appreciate one another.

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California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

My wife and I have previously visited the concentration camp sites of Auschwitz and Dachau, and I have visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. These were very moving experiences for us. We were curious what the Museum of Tolerance might present. We attended an informative 1-hour talk by a holocaust survivor, which was the highlight of our visit. We... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011 via mobile

A truly moving experience for our entire party that ranged from 9 to 76. You simply must attend one of the talks from a holocaust survivor if you have the chance. We all listened intently for an hour and could have listened for another few hours. Be prepared to be moved to tears even if you are not normally. A... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

My visit started on a sour note as they initially turned me away for not having reservations. Seems that there were some school groups and they were full. I made reservations for some hours later and returned. Also, the museum does not permit food, drinks, cameras and any sharp objects (all understandable) but they provide no place to put them... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

did not start off to well as did not take my passport and a very rude security guard would not let me in to park but on entrance all ok took a guided tour with a group and was there for a very informative couple of hours with exhibits videos and a very knowing guide you have to go i... More

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Boston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

This has something for every age, and is staffed by people who care. From learning about immigration for the younger set (an LA version of the NYC Tenement Museum tour), to being reminded about prejudice and hatred of every type for all ages, you can't go wrong at this moving yet still pleasant museum. Because we had a smaller child... More

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nycres
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

This is an awesome museum that will shed light to anyone. Words can't describe this powerful experience. A must for everyone who wants to see what history has to tell and not to repeat it.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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12 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

If you have the time, do yourself and your family a favor and visit this excellent, very modern and impressively organized museum. The message is powerful, so well delivered in a very creative interactive way, and so important. There is ample free underground parking too, so this makes the visit very convenient.

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Walnut, CA
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42 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

As previously said, the experience was moving but very traumatic. However, the message is so important that everyone should visit. Very interactive, non-traditional. Not boring at all. However, it was hard for me to find restrooms at all levels besides the lobby. And the cafeteria on the 4/F was mediocre, kind of dirty too. Free parking. Great books collection in... More

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

I went with my boyfriend to the Museum of Tolerance just a few days after CA passed Prop 8. It was definitely a moving experience that day. The first floor had different exhibits dedicated to tolerance of different races, cultures, genders, sexual preferences, and religion. At that moment, and even now, there is was a huge backlash against CA voters... More

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