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“What a pit of cheeseballs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Muscle Beach

Muscle Beach
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$99.00*
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Santa Monica and Venice Beach Tour from Los Angeles
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Owner description: Weight lifters still strut their stuff at this outdoor gym where, in the 30s, 40s and 50s, crowds would gather to watch young men and women honing their bodies, some of whom, like Vic Tanny and Jack LaLanne, went on to fame in the fitness world.
Cleves, Ohio
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114 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“What a pit of cheeseballs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We visited Venice Beach is everyone is told to do and God we're sorry we did that! This place is nothing but a bunch of dopers, homeless people, crackheads, panhandlers, and psychopaths. The muscle Beach area really sucks. Don't waste your time unless you're going to the marijuana doctors.

Visited October 2013
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Sag Harbor, New York
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“creepy”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was one of the first places that I saw when I came to Los Angeles and it represents everything negative that people associate with Southern California. Skip it. There are so many other great things to see and nicer beaches.

Visited October 2013
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Tumbler Ridge
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“Muscley!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

When we first arrived it didn't look like much. Just a bunch of bars and hoops. At around lunch time all the locals came out to show us what they're for. Lots of fit people exercising and showing off their skills, it was impressive.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Venice/muscle beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

You have to mae a point in going here its brilliant. if you love people watching then this is the place to go. around 30 min alk from santa monica. great cafe's and bars too for sitting back and watching all what happens at Venice.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I am not a fan of this place. Whit that said, I've been there a couple of times and thats it, don't go there every time I'm in town.

If you never been, just go and see. Plenty people (mostly men with muscles) trying the muscle artifacts. It was the place where Schwarzenegger used to practice ling time ago

Visited October 2013
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