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Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument
125 Paseo De La Plaza, Ste 400
Los Angeles CA 90012
Home of world-famous Olvera Street and site of Los Angeles' birthplace, this
colorful Mexican marketplace, which opened in 1930, features 27 historic
buildings surrounding the old Plaza.
California Museum of Science and Industry
700 State Dr
Los Angeles CA 90037
Contemporary science and technology museum features exhibits on aerospace,
science, earthquakes, mathematics, energy, health and economics. IMAX Theater.
With letters 50 ft tall, Hollywood's trademark sign can be spotted from miles
away and is recognized around the world. The sign, which originally spelled out
"Hollywoodland," was erected in the Hollywood Hills in 1923 to promote a
California Science Center
700 State Dr., Exposition Park
Exhibits focus around the science that we encounter in our to everyday life.
Tess, the animatronic star of "BodyWorks," demonstrates how the body's organs
work together to maintain balance. The Imax Theater, with 3-D capabilities and a
seven-story movie screen, shows science-related films.
Capitol Records Tower
1750 N. Vine St
On its south wall, L.A. artist Richard Wyatt's mural Hollywood Jazz, 1945-1972,
immortalizes musical greats Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and
Miles Davis. The blinking light at the top of the tower spells out "Hollywood"
in Morse code.
630 W. 5th St
Major fires in the 1980s closed the library for six years. The original
building, designed by Bertram Goodhue, was completely restored to its 1926
condition. The library also features a 1-1/2-acre outdoor garden.
6333 W. 3rd St
In July 1934, two entrepreneurs developed a European-style open-air market where
farmers could sell their produce to local housewives. The idea was an instant
success, the market has more than 110 stalls and more than 20 restaurants, many
with alfresco dining under umbrellas.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
All along this mile-long stretch of Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk, the names of
more than 2,000 entertainment legends are embossed in brass, each at the center
of a pink star embedded in dark-gray terrazzo.
1151 Oxford Rd
The awesome 150-acre Huntington Gardens include a 12-acre Desert Garden. The
Japanese Garden features traditional Japanese plants, stone ornaments, and a
390 S. El Molino Ave
This children's museum is housed in the gymnasium of an elementary school. There
are plenty activities for the children to get involved with. Kids can direct a
television or radio station; dress up in the real uniforms of a firefighter,
astronaut, or football player; or play in tunnels for exploring insect life.
La Brea Tar Pits
In the early 20th century, geologists discovered that the sticky tar found in
these pits contained the largest collection of Pleistocene, or Ice Age, fossils
ever found at one location.
Los Angeles Children's Museum
310 N. Main St
Hands-on exhibits allow kids to record a song, make a TV show, learn about
recycling, create arts and crafts, build a city out of pillows, and practice
being a firefighter.
Mann's Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd
You will have to attend a theatre production in order to view the interior
trappings of the former "Grauman's Chinese," a fantasy of Chinese pagodas and
temples, but the courtyard is open for browsing.
Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza
250 S. Grand Ave
The permanent collection of MOCA is split between Geffen Contemporary and the
galleries at this site, a red sandstone building designed by Japanese architect
Museum of Tolerance
9786 W. Pico Blvd
Using state-of-the-art interactive technology, this museum challenges visitors
to confront bigotry and racism. One of the most affecting sections covers the
Holocaust, with actual film footage of deportation scenes and simulated sets of
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd
The more than 3.5 million specimens at this superb museum in Exposition Park
include a rich collection of prehistoric fossils; extensive bird, insect, and
marine-life displays; an elaborate taxidermy exhibit; pre-Columbian artifacts;
and crafts from the South Pacific.
622 N. Main St. Sepulveda House
Lively, one-block Olvera Street tantalizes with tile walkways, piñatas,
mariachis, and authentic Mexican food. Restored as an open-air Mexican market in
1930, the street is the symbol of the city's beginnings when the original
settlers built earthen and willow huts near the river. Vendors sell puppets,
tooled leather goods, sandals, serapes, and other items from little stalls that
line the center of the narrow street.
380 Santa Monica Pier
The 12 rides at Santa Monica Pier's 2-acre amusement facility include a roller
coaster, a giant Ferris wheel, a flying submarine, and the Rock and Roll, a
spinning experience with a light show and rousing music.
Santa Monica Pier
Colorado Ave. and the ocean
Eateries, souvenir shops, a psychic adviser, arcades, and the Pacific Park
amusement facilities are all part of this truncated pier at the foot of Colorado
Boulevard below Palisades Park.
100 Universal City Place
Visiting the theme park is a sensational introduction to the principles of
special effects. Seated aboard a comfortable tram you can experience the parting
of the Red Sea, meet a 30-ft-tall version of King Kong, be attacked by the
ravenous killer shark, and endure a confrontation by aliens armed with death
rays. With a “Front of the Line Pass”, visitors can get priority seating with
no wait in line and go behind the scenes after the show to meet the stars
(animal or human) and learn about special effects, etc. The pass is well worth
the small additional cost.