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Architecture Tours L.A.

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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90093
Phone Number: (323)464-7868
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Silver Lake tour

I highly recommend Laura's architecture tours. I took the Silver Lake tour and the buildings visited and the general history were fascinating and made my LA visit much more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend Laura's architecture tours. I took the Silver Lake tour and the buildings visited and the general history were fascinating and made my LA visit much more enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This tour is a great way to spend a few hours and learn more about LA! I selected the West Hollywood\Beverly Hills tour. Laura drove us around in a very comfortable van and explained all about various buildings, their architecture and designers. Several times we got out of the van to take a closer look. What a variety of styles... More 

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HollywoodLM, Owner at Architecture Tours L.A., responded to this review

Thanks DW for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you next time you're in Los Angeles. More 

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

My husband had been on a tour with Laura years ago and when we met, prior to moving here, he couldn't wait to take me around LA with her -- and I could certainly see why! We had an amazing tour of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, including a bunch of Frank Lloyd Wright stops. It was fascinating, educational, and... More 

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chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I took the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills tour and the Hancock Park/Miracle Mile tour. Laura is amazing as she rattles off the names of the architects who designed the buildings we passed as well as their history. She is very personable and is an excellent driver. I particularly enjoyed the Hancock Park tour. I knew the area was nice, but I... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I’ve taken three amazing tours with Laura and look forward to the next one. Thus far I’ve taken the Downtown L.A., Silver Lake, and Hancock Park/Miracle Mile tours. Each time I have been amazed at Laura’s breadth of knowledge and ability to navigate the streets of L.A. while sharing her knowledge. Each tour has been a fun lesson in California... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A few years ago, we took our first small-group tour with Laura and Architecture Tours LA. The Silverlake tour was fascinating. On a recent visit to see our son in LA, we scheduled another tour: Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. If you enjoy history, architecture and an insider's look at the city, go with Laura. The tour itself was at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Downtown, Hollywood, Pasadena, Silver Lake- architectural historian Laura Massino Smith brings history and today together in her insightful and altogether memorable tours of LA. Not to be missed by anyone with an interest in design.

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Greater Cincinnati, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Inspired by the great reviews on TripAdvisor, my husband and I booked a 5-hour tour of all things Frank Lloyd Wright in L.A. We were not disappointed! Laura Massino brought a clear love of the subject and of the exuberant variety of L.A.'s built environment. The time flew by and we saw many things we would never have found on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My step father is a retired city planner and loves architecture. For the past few years, my mother and I have been taking him on architecture tours with Laura for his birthday. We LOVE them. Laura is a fountain of knowledge and has designed each tour to be unique and interesting. She really knows her stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Really awesome way to see the culture and variety that is Los Angeles. There is a lot more diversity that comes out with local knowledge. Laura has great detailed architectural, cultural and historic knowledge, that unpacks the sense of place of this city.

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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90093
Phone Number: (323)464-7868
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A

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