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Korean Bell of Friendship

Address: 3601 South Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731 (Harbor)
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Ranked #83 of 696 things to do in Los Angeles
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A huge bell given to the US as a bi-centennial gift and as a commemoration of veterans of the...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A huge bell given to the US as a bi-centennial gift and as a commemoration of veterans of the Korean War

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San Pedro, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A gift to the United States from South Korea, the friendship bell was recently restored by Korean artisans to it's original beauty. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, the surrounding grass area is perfect for picnics or kite flying. Across the street is the historic Pt Fermin lighthouse, open most days for tours, and nearby is the Cabrillo marine... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've been trying to come visit the friendship bell for some time now and finally did a couple days ago and boy oh boy was it beautiful. I started at the bell and made my way over to the San Pedro Waterfront Promenade, Cabrillo Marina, Vincent Thomas Bridge anddddd Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. What a fun little day trip!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautifully located with breathtaking views and sunsets overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Bring your walking shoes and a camera for a short memorable experience. Quiet and peaceful. The Korean Bell was give to us by the Republic of Korea in remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War. Free admission and parking.

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Abu Dhabi
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Situated in a beautiful location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Korean Bell sits by itself surrounded by nothing but manicured lawn. Very peaceful area. Well worth the stop just for the views and to take some nice photos.

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San Jose, CA
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172 reviews 172 reviews
29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Needed to find something to do while in San Pedro, this isn't a bad spot. Perched a top a small hill overlooking the marina and ocean, nice cool breezes, good grass fields (yes with actual grass) and even a small park for kids to play with, relax here for a hour or two. Lots of parking too. There is one... More 

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Bronx, New York
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It's an awesome sight to see and there's free parking. Ran into this one on the way to the Sunken city. It is actually a few blocks away from each other in San Pedro.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Picnic, kite flying, meditation, frisbee throwing, and more! Great place for almost anything. Quiet , calm large grassy area with stunning views. Can be windy at times but other than that and I'm not sure where a restroom is it's a fantastic place.

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Los Angeles, CA
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53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's always nice when you can go and not pay for parking! Lovely high point that allows for amazing viewing. I was around the bell area so not too sure about the rest of that area, but there is spec to picnic and let the kids run off their energy and the bell is a great meditation focus for those... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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56 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A gorgeous view of the ocean and a short walk away from the cliffs for an even better view. It was around this area and from those cliffs that "The Dude" and "Walter" said their final goodbyes to "Donny" in the film the Big Lewbowski.

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Cypress, California
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25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If in San Pedro, do stop in at this free attraction. Located in Angels Gate Park on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Korean Bell of Friendship is housed in an open air pavilion beautifully decorated. The setting is the Pacific Ocean with coastal views and distant port activity. Parking is free and there are restroom facilities adjacent to... More 

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