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Architecture Tours L.A.

Los Angeles, CA 90093 (Central L.A.)
(323)464-7868
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Ranked #13 of 216 activities in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Lakewood
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took the Pasadena tour so long ago tripadvisor didn't even exists then. This weekend we took the Silverlake tour. For the Pasadena tour Laura was using the black Cadillac. That had a very high coolness factor. But as with everything change is inevitable. This weekend we did the Silverlake tour in the minivan. Both tours are outstanding. Laura really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Laura is extremely knowledgeable and very likeable. I took the Silverlake tour but hope to do some of the other tours too. This is a great tour not only if you are interested in architecture but if you want to scrape the surface of the city and get to know more beyond the tourist trap veneer that so many people... More

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north carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went on two of Laura's tours. We felt we really experienced each neighborhood completely as Laura fills you in on so much more than just the architecture. Our best experience in LA.

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Huntington, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This wonderful tour of Pasadena, chock full of information and wonderful sites, is conducted in the tour guide's van - so no walking is required! I heartily recommend it, even to Pasadena residents, who can't possibly know as much about the architecture of this interesting town as our guide, Laura Massino Smith. I am looking forward to my next trip... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was referred to Laura by a past customer and I was so happy I was! Even though I wanted to focus on mid-century style architecture, Laura made sure that I saw and learnt a lot about the Silver Lakes area and history that was really interesting. From the start I felt right at home with Laura and her knowledge... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We toured our own city and had a fantastic time seeing things we never knew existed. Laura is a wealth of knowledge and so very nice to tour with. I highly recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It has been two years since our last visit to LA, and we knew this trip had to include another tour with Laura during our return trip. Laura is knowledgable, accommodating, and enjoyable. Thank you, Laura, for sharing your love for great architecture and a great city with us!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Laura is a great guide. Very knowledgable, very personable. She's an architecture historian who really knows LA. I highly recommend this tour.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My beautiful fiancee' booked a tour as a birthday gift, and I was a little skeptical- I mean, as a football/car/MMA/motorcycle lovin' guy, I have never had much more than a passing interest in architecture. "That's a cool building," was about as far as my attention went. With Laura at the wheel providing an amazing amount of information, I REALLY... More

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Arlington, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A couple of weeks before our trip to LA we had seen an exhibit on LA architects and architecture called "LA Overdrive" at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. When we found Architecture Tours LA on Trip Advisor, we thought it would be nice to be driven around Hollywood and Beverly Hills to see some of the buildings we... More

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