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Ranked #1 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the... more » Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens. « less
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Ranked #2 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Grand Salon showcases cars of the 1910s to 1930s. There are also collections of furniture, dolls, timepieces and one of... more » Owner description: The Grand Salon showcases cars of the 1910s to 1930s. There are also collections of furniture, dolls, timepieces and one of the world's finest collections of mechanical musical instruments. « less
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Ranked #3 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Architectural Buildings; Concerts; Symphonies; Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this concert hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated in the... more » Owner description: Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this concert hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated in the world. « less
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Ranked #4 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. Located in on Mount Hollywood in... more » Owner description: A public observatory owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles for the benefit of all. Located in on Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Observatory offers a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, cafe, bookstore, and the best views of the Los Angeles basin. Admission and parking are free, and visitors may drive directly to the Observatory and park in its lots and roads. « less
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Ranked #5 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Space Shuttle Endeavour on display in the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Please reserve your passes... more » Owner description: Space Shuttle Endeavour on display in the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Please reserve your passes online or by phone. Explore over 100 permanent interactive science exhibits spanning several galleries. Admission to permanent exhibit galleries is Free! (excludes IMAX and special paid exhibits) Visit Ecosystems -- a hands-on exhibit home to nearly 400 plant and animal species. Come discover amazing environments from the familiar to the fantastic, and find out how the physical and living worlds affect each other. « less
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Ranked #6 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
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Category: Nature and Parks

Comprising over 4,000 acres, Griffith Park one of the largest urban parks in the world and is home to a number of wonferful  attractions.  Also, if you're from out of state, it... more »

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Ranked #7 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that... more » Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum's strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives, such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement online. Situated in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, LACMA is located between the ocean and downtown. With this much to explore, we encourage you to spend an entire day with us, delving deep into the work of your favorite artists, taking a free tour, catching a film or concert, or just letting your curiosity lead the way. « less
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Ranked #8 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on... more » Owner description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm. « less
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Ranked #10 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Performances; Theaters; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Opened in 1930 by a vaudeville magnate, the interior of this famous theater is one of the most stunning examples of high... more » Owner description: Opened in 1930 by a vaudeville magnate, the interior of this famous theater is one of the most stunning examples of high ornate Art Deco architecture in Los Angeles. « less
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Ranked #11 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Discover your world past and present. See dinosaurs in our new Dinosaur Hall, including the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex... more » Owner description: Discover your world past and present. See dinosaurs in our new Dinosaur Hall, including the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. Get the behind- the- scenes look at how scientists work on fossils at our Dino Lab. See 240 specimens, including skeletons from mastodons to whales, animal dioramas from North American and Africa, and more.Stroll through our extensive Nature Gardens, and discover true stories about plants and animals in our Nature Lab. See and touch more than 2,000 spectacular specimens displayed in our Gem and Mineral Hall, and enter into the vault to view diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other exquisite gems. Our Butterfly and Spider Pavilions are open seasonally. Here you can wander through the changing ecosystem with over 30 species of fluttering butterflies all around you, or witness arachnids up close and personal. « less
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Ranked #12 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: description = It's where people fly! Excitement, adrenaline and adventure; iFLY Hollywood offers it all in the flight... more » Owner description: description = It's where people fly! Excitement, adrenaline and adventure; iFLY Hollywood offers it all in the flight experience of a lifetime. No experience necessary - our professional instructors will teach you the fundamentals. All of your flight equipment is included in the experience. You just need to fly, and then try to wipe that smile off your face! « less
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Ranked #13 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place:... more » Owner description: Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family. Explore Universal Studios backlot on the legendary Studio Tour. Then face the action head on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. End your day with the energy and excitement of Universal CityWalk. All this and much more. Only at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. « less
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Ranked #14 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #15 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
With 260 acres and over 100 different attractions, this theme park has something for everyone.
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Ranked #16 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: ; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American... more » Owner description: The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Covering four floors, the facility features permanent exhibits on the first floor that trace the history of the automobile. Visitors are invited to walk through, not by, exhibits and dioramas and experience settings of early Los Angeles where the world’s first shopping district was designed. The second floor presents five rotating galleries with state-of-the-art displays of race cars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology. The May Family Discovery Center is located on the third floor. Designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile, the 6,500 square-foot, interactive "hands-on" learning center teaches children basic scientific principles by explaining the fundamental functions of a car. A spectacular all-glass penthouse conference center, Founder’s Lounge and kitchen, comprise the fourth floor, which is available for special events and functions. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors. « less
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Ranked #17 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Specialty Shops
A huge guitar store. Also, has small cement blocks contain the handprints and signatures of rock and roll greats.
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Ranked #18 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks

Small  cemetery with a large number of graves of stars and other Hollywood folk. more »

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Ranked #19 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: ; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the... more » Owner description: The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West, connecting the past to the present to inspire our shared future. It presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. Come see historical and contemporary exhibits, participate in engaging programs and family activities, and enjoy all the Autry has to offer. « less
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Ranked #20 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Canyons; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Located off Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills, this park is especially loved by dog-lovers since they can hike with... more » Owner description: Located off Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills, this park is especially loved by dog-lovers since they can hike with their dogs without a leash. « less
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Ranked #21 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational... more » Owner description: Santa Monica Bay consists of 50 miles of scenic coastline with 22 separate public beaches, providing recreational opportunities to visitors year round. « less
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Ranked #22 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Page Museum is where we showcase the best fossils,... more » Owner description: Explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Inside the Page Museum is where we showcase the best fossils, animals, and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. Experience the Ice Age come to life with our Ice Age Encounters show. Outside check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling and our active fossil excavation sites to see what our excavators have uncovered today. Make the most of your visit with our Excavator Tour. Get the behind-the-scenes story and see scientists working on recently excavated fossils, walk around our famous Lake Pit, and visit our live dig site where scientists discover new Ice Age specimens every day. Free with museum admission. « less
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Ranked #23 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks

Beautiful campus!  There's always something going on at campus: movies, concerts, plays etc.  It is a great place to visit, it is serene and tranquil (except during finals week... more »

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Ranked #24 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.
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Ranked #25 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Museums
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Ranked #26 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum and cultural center holds the world's fifth-largest collection of artifacts concerning Judaism and American life.... more » Owner description: This museum and cultural center holds the world's fifth-largest collection of artifacts concerning Judaism and American life. Noah's Ark is an interactive playspace for families, with a separate timed admission ticket. « less
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Ranked #27 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Museums
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Ranked #28 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
Restored, historic library with Egyptian influenced architecture.
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Ranked #29 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: A major university that has developed into an international center of learning, enrolling more than 28,000 undergraduate,... more » Owner description: A major university that has developed into an international center of learning, enrolling more than 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on its two campuses. « less
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Ranked #30 of 317 attractions in Los Angeles
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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