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This is really worth a stop in Los Angeles. We were lucky enough to get a very gregarious guide. He... read more

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Salinas, California
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I’ve always wanted to visit the Watts Towers. It is such an awesome piece of LA history, but... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
Crown Point, Indiana
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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...more
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1765 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002-3621
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really worth a stop in Los Angeles. We were lucky enough to get a very gregarious guide. He gave us lots of history about Simon and his work of art. Really worth a side trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed January 31, 2019

I’ve always wanted to visit the Watts Towers. It is such an awesome piece of LA history, but unfortunately, it is under renovation and surrounded by chain link fencing. You can see the towers through the fencing. However, it would have been nice to walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

You have to drive through some bad neighborhoods to get to this attraction. The towers are being renovated and the area is surrounded by a fence. On the day we visited the museum building closed at noon, this was on a Friday. There were informational...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emerald1125
Reviewed December 13, 2018

At the moment, the towers are covered with plastic sheets and surrounded with a high fence. We came at noon and the museum was closed. The manager was inside, but she said she "needs to eat", so we should wait for an hour outside. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Zazazuzu4567
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Definitely not in a touristy area, Watts Towers is impressive in it's scope and achievement. The inspiration of one man over many years, the towers of metal have become an iconic attraction. But the neighborhood is not good, so don't go at night. Also lock...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jerry C
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is in a very depressed area of Los Angeles and I would avoid this like the plague during evening or night. But in the light of day, it is safe enough and certainly one of the most unique cultural visitations you will find anywhere!

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank ashebroe
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I see that some of the reviews that weren't so good but it depends on what you are looking for and looking at. I looked at it as seeing a part of history in a traditionally bad part of L.A. I see it as a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank chiman45
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Just know it is located in a neighborhood that isn’t filled with tourists. It was great to see it in real life honestly. My daughter appreciated seeing this infamous structure.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Judelyn V
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Absolutely off the beaten path. This was put together by a local man and it was his lifetime work. He was an Italian immigrant and the tour opened my eyes to a history of LA that few talk about.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Marian G
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Sorry but up close the sculptures are ugly and in a really bad unsafe neighborhood in Los Angeles. There is also no parking and you need to be standing in people's front yard to take a picture. There are drug addicts wandering around as well.I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Ashley S
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March 28, 2018|
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Response from JennyLS48 | Reviewed this property |
There is but I think the towers are closed for refurbishment.
November 19, 2017|
Response from geotech522 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed. Do check the hours as the Watts Towers are not open every day and the hours are limited.
September 8, 2017|
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Response from KTITA | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 1.5 hours. There's a tour and a video, plus some art exhibit worth seeing. I had a good time there, and totally recommend it.