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Los Angeles River

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Address: 2960 Marsh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Although this river flows through the heart of one of America's busiest...

Although this river flows through the heart of one of America's busiest metropolitan areas, a large number of rare wildlife species still make their home here.

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The Los Angeles River is a famous drainage channel that goes from north to south in LA. It has appeared in many movies and video games and has become a famous icon of the city. It... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Los Angeles River is a famous drainage channel that goes from north to south in LA. It has appeared in many movies and video games and has become a famous icon of the city. It is not especially pretty to look at, but nevertheless, it's an icon, and it looks in real life exactly like in the movies. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The LA River is definitely no Seine, Tiber or Thames as it's usually just a dry bed or trickle of water hemmed in by huge unsightly concrete walled flood channel walls. Best seen when passing over a bridge or if in the Vernon area. I've driven over it for decades. Hopefully urban renewal will spruce it up someday. ...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I drove down to the alas river to take some shots from the bridges and then found an access tunnel under the 4th street bridge. You can then drive down onto the concrete and take some awesome shots from the river level. Tip: In the movie Grease the race started at the 6th St bridge and went to the 1st... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Los Angeles river might or might not flow, you might see water near Long Beach. There is a dry concrete river bed that runs in Los Angeles in case there are floods. It will look familiar to viewers of films such as Grease the dry concrete river bed pops up a lot in movies.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. Being restored. Spent an Earth Day cleaning it up. It was unbelievable what we pulled out!

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Los Angeles River is an oddity. In the Long Beach area there is actually water. Due to the tidal flows from the Pacific Ocean, that part of the Los Angeles River has water. Further up, one finds a dry concrete river bed. In major floods, which is a rarity for the LA area, I have seen even these concrete... More 

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Los Alamitos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Kayaked the Los Angeles River today with George and crew from LA River Exhibitions. Weather was perfect, fun on the river, alot of rocks. By the way, they hold your car keys so they won't end up in the river. More rapids and rocks than I expected so fun in the rapids, not boring, can be a little difficult if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I grew up in Los Angeles. I am still looking for the Los Angeles river. The LA river is a concrete drainage channel, nothing more. It is using for filing movies because it is concrete and can be driven in.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The L.A. river is a joke for the most part - however, in Elysian Valley just north of downtown, there are bike paths and greenery and alot of bird life. Cormorants, egrets, and herons live here and it being improved by the city all the time.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Probably only 2-4 miles long as scenic spot. Miles of wet open concrete thanks to brilliance of Army Engineering Corps. None theless-crayfish, water, trees, parks, herons, ducks, quiet ponds & rushing river from Burbank to the outskirts of downtown L.A.--walk it

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