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Ranked #1 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Observation Decks/ Towers
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 #2 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Military Museums
Owner description: Visit the West Coast's only Battleship! Celebrate the American Spirit by stepping through time on the 70 year-old teak decks... more » Owner description: Visit the West Coast's only Battleship! Celebrate the American Spirit by stepping through time on the 70 year-old teak decks of Battleship IOWA. Your tour will take you through the spaces used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, numerous 5-Star Admirals, Top Ranking Naval Officers and thousands of Enlisted Sailors. You'll love getting up close to the giant 16" Guns, feeling 18" of cold solid steel in the Captain's Bridge, seeing the evolution of weaponry from WWII through the Cold War, hearing first-hand stories from Navy veterans, and experiencing life as a Sailor on the "Big Stick". Your family will be awed by IOWA's proud, historic legacy as one of the fastest and most powerful ships to ever set sail! 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 #3 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Architectural Buildings
Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.
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Ranked #4 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #5 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is decorated with scrap metal, bed frames, bottles,... more » Owner description: A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is decorated with scrap metal, bed frames, bottles, ceramic tiles, and thousands of seashells. One of LA's famous local landmarks, the towers were created by a construction worker who toiled over them in his spare time for 30 years until their completion in 1954. « less
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Ranked #6 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
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Ranked #7 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Perched atop Mount Lee, this global symbol of Hollywood glamour measures 450 feet in length with mammoth white letters, each... more » Owner description: Perched atop Mount Lee, this global symbol of Hollywood glamour measures 450 feet in length with mammoth white letters, each standing 45 feet high, spelling out the name of the city. « less
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Ranked #8 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #9 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Scenic Railroads; Public Transportation Systems
First Los Angeles train depot.
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Ranked #10 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #11 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Government Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Civic Centers; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved 28-story landmark can withstand an earthquake up... more » Owner description: After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved 28-story landmark can withstand an earthquake up to magnitude 8. « less
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Ranked #12 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #13 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Public Transportation Systems
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Ranked #14 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: One of the world's most famous streets, this route links the urban streets of downtown Hollywood to the lush, green and... more » Owner description: One of the world's most famous streets, this route links the urban streets of downtown Hollywood to the lush, green and up-scale residential avenues of Beverly Hills. « less
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Ranked #15 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Scenic Railroads

The historic Angels Flight Railway (no apostrophe in "Angels") opened in Downtown Los Angeles in 1901. It operated for 68 years, with the fare increasing from one cent to a... more »

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Ranked #16 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

Hollywood Walk of Fame--Hollywood Boulevard A  tribute to over 2000 artists who have made significant contributions to  film, radio, television,  theatre and the recording... more »

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Ranked #17 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #18 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #19 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #20 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This motel was created by John Ehn to represent his vision of the wild west, warning, not politically correct.
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Ranked #21 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #22 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Specialty Shops
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Ranked #23 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #24 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Scenic Drives
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Ranked #25 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Coffeehouses
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Ranked #26 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #27 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #28 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
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Ranked #29 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings
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Ranked #30 of 59 Landmarks in Los Angeles
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