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Address: 1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: +1 213-847-4646
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is...

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.

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One of LA's greatest sites. Don't miss it!

I live in LA, and I have visited the Watts Towers on many occasions. They impress me every time. Don't let the fact that they are in Watts stop you from going. The area around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 15, 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I live in LA, and I have visited the Watts Towers on many occasions. They impress me every time. Don't let the fact that they are in Watts stop you from going. The area around the towers feels pretty safe. You can easily take the LA metro to the Watts Tower stop. Or it is an easy drive, and there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Every Angeleno needs to make the trek to Watts Towers. It is Simon Rodia's magnum opus and nearly a hundred years after he started creating this iconic piece, it's story and his story is both an education and an inspiration. $7.00 includes a guided tour and entrance to the adjoining art gallery. Maybe we lucked out and maybe they are... More 

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Culver City, California
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

These Towers are unbelievably, awesome. They are made from pieces of glass, porcelain and bottle tops and stand majestically proud.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

These great towers was design and built by an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason Sabato (Simon) Rodia. There is a very special Arts Center next to the towers. There are guided tours from Thursday through Saturday.

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Los Angeles, California
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275 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I have been living in Los Angeles for the most part since 1994 and I have Never visited the Watts Towers and Art Center up until Saturday, August 27, 2016 whereby I asked Diego to join me on this venture. I honestly was scared to go because of the area for the longest time, but on this day I just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Nice structure, something different. Lots of interesting piece of trash makes such a spectacular structure

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

This whole thing is fenced off. You can only enter with a tour. However, you can see a lot of it from the outside of the fence. I will say this is in a pretty scary part of town. There is a guard there to watch which is maybe a good thing but yet makes me more nervous that there... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

So, this guy named Simon, from Italy, moved to Watts sometime in the 20's. He worked in construction and in his back yard, at night, and on his days off, he started work on his towers. It is said he was sort of a strange guy, but wanted to do something great in his life. The towers started as one... More 

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Southern England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Quite difficult to find as they are not on a main road. The structures are quite fascinating. Incredible to think they were built by one man.

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Thank RorysRavers
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Honestly Watts was a bit scarry for me so I told the kids ok, we will go. I will drive around and you take pictures. I felt so embarrassed when I got there and saw lots of turist with their expensive cameras. That I had to park and go check it out, they happen to be open and we got... More 

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