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Los Angeles off the beaten path

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Los Angeles off the beaten path
Lesser-known and unusual attractions in the Los Angeles area. Sights include specialized museums, historic sites and architectural gems.
Good for: Families, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Japanese American National Museum
Japanese American National Museum

Museum dedicated to the history and culture of Japanese-Americans.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hollyhock House
Hollyhock House

This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Final resting-place of some of Hollywood's celebrities and other luminaries.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Watts Towers
Watts Towers

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.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Will Rogers State Historic Park
Will Rogers State Historic Park

State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic ranch house and weekend polo matches.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Nethercutt Museum
Nethercutt Museum

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.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Greystone Mansion and Park
Greystone Mansion and Park

Placed on the Registry of Historic Places in 1976, the largest private estate in the history of Beverly Hills serves as a venue for city events, weddings, films and summer day camp.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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