One of the greatest historic sites to visit in LA, Watts Towers is a place everyone in LA should visit at least once. Unfortunately, people are too often reviewing Watts itself rather then the towers. Yes, Watts is a rough low income community. There are some really good people here, yet gangs, lack of jobs, poor educational facilities and much more plague this area. Nevetheless, if you visit Watts towers in the early afternoon and have your directions, you should have no problems at all.
Watts towers is fortunate enough to have some excellent tour guides and unless you want to waste your time I highly recommend the tour. If you do not take the tour you can only view the towers from outside the fence and snap some pictures. The large towers themselves are not really the main (or only) attraction here, standing underneath the towers themselves and seeing the beautiful small touches Rodia put into his masterpiece was a highlight for me. Please do not let the negative comments about Watts detour you from this incredible place.
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