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Architecture Tours L.A.

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One of the best tours I ever took-fantastic guide

When you do this tour, make sure you bring a camera with a good zoom lens because you’ll want to get shots of the many sights of Los Angeles. Laura Massino Smith really knows her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When you do this tour, make sure you bring a camera with a good zoom lens because you’ll want to get shots of the many sights of Los Angeles. Laura Massino Smith really knows her stuff about architecture and knows the history of the city very thoroughly. We had a nearly 3 hour tour of the architecture (she does many... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My friend and I did the Hollywood tour with Laura and enjoyed it very much. Laura is very professional and informative. We learnt a lot in on the tour and I would definitely take another tour with her my next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Highly recommended! I hope to return to L.A. soon for Laura's other tours. This was just the right length and amount of information. She kept our attention focussed on the architecture and historical background, which is exactly what I wanted. With such a small group this felt like a special private tour, not a mass tourism experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I lived in LA for many years and did not realize how much it had to offer Architecturally. AT was such a personable and enjoying experience. Very thoughtful and unique. Everyone will love to take it on and learn something new. Have fun, I sure did. All the best. Jerry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Laura is an excellent tour guide especially with her expertise as an architectural historian. As an architect from Australia, I enjoyed the rich and eclectic architecture and urban planning of the two neighbourhoods as well as less published works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry. The driving tour was comfortable with a few stops along the way for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I highly recommend anyone visiting Los Angeles take one of Laura's tours. LA has many interesting modern & historical architectural landmarks across the city. Our small group took the Hollywood tour as we wanted to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock house (which opened earlier this year to the public after a long renovation) - absolutely beautiful house!! Laura was truly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There's so much more to LA. An outsider might not be aware of the rich veins of 20th century architecture that the greater Los Angeles area has to offer. The best way to discover these sides to the city's character is to take at least one of Laura's driving tours. I took three including the comprehensive survey of Pasadena and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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