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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 222 Activities in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I don't often take guided tours when traveling, but having recently found myself in LA with a ridiculously expired driver's license decided on a lark to take one of these - and I couldn't have wished for a better experience! I took the Silver Lake tour and was truly impressed by the level of organization, attention to detail, and insight... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I'm very interested in architecture, which I discovered is the unsung glory of LA and Pasadena. In the year I lived in SoCal, I tried to see some on my own, using guidebooks, primarily Architecture in Los Angeles by Gebhard and Winter. But it was very frustrating, because most of the homes are blocked from view, the book is somewhat... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

From NZ we organized the Silver Lakes and Down Town LA tours. Having just returned to our hotel after 7 hours of knowledge absorbing I have to say it was one of the best things I have done in any city. Comfortable mid sized van air conditioning for the LA summer heat. The other reviews say it all but any... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a great tour if you are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and also his son Lloyd Wright's work. Laura is very knowledgeable about Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in Los Angeles and how they relate to his overall practice and work elsewhere. She will take you to see homes in hard to find locations and provide detailed information... More

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Lakewood
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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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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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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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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