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Korean Bell of Friendship

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Address: 3601 South Gaffey St, Los Angeles, CA 90731
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Description: A huge bell given to the US as a bi-centennial gift and as a commemoration...
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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The basketball court at Angel's Gate Rec Center

Came for great photo op for its breathtaking view, Great picnic area, and best of all is the spectacular basket ball court.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Came for great photo op for its breathtaking view, Great picnic area, and best of all is the spectacular basket ball court.

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Temple City, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Ok I will give this place 4 stars becuase of the view. But otherwise I was not as impressed as most of my compatriots seem to be. The view of catalina and the Port of Long Beach are great. However, there is virtually no shade (I mean seriously no trees at all???) and the grounds are ok but not kept... More 

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Montclair, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A hidden gem in Southern California. One of the must see places to catch a sunset, a view of Santa Catalina or just he ocean in general. Be aware though that this little gem closes at sunset. There is a kindly guard that eventually will have asked everyone to leave within 20-25 minutes after the sun sets. So get there... More 

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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
48 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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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