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Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities
Cultural Activities

© Frederick Dennstedt

If, like Henry Miller, your "...destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things," then you'll find yourself at home in Los Angeles. Furnished with an encyclopedic array of ennobling possibilities, the city flourishes with cultural delights. Discover its museums, cathedrals, historical sites, fine art and theater to ensure an experience that's thoroughly cultivated.

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Abbot Kinney Boulevard
  • Abbot Kinney Boulevard
  • Nestled comfortably between Washington Avenue and Pacific Avenue, Abbot Kinney Boulevard cuts right through the boho-chic heart of Venice, California.
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California African American Museum
  • California African American Museum
  • This museum is devoted to Afrocentric artwork. It is a large space and has plenty to offer its visitors from painting to sculpture to multimedia installations by African-American artists. The owners also feature artists from the past and historical exhibits.
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Chateau Marmont
  • Chateau Marmont
  • Nestled on a hillside just off Sunset Boulevard, the palatial Chateau Marmont sits apart from the traffic-ridden, 21st-century mayhem that is Los Angeles.
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Chinese American Museum
  • Chinese American Museum
  • The first museum in Southern California dedicated to documenting the Chinese American experience and history, the Chinese American Museum is housed within the oldest surviving Chinese building in LA, the Garnier Building.
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El Pueblo
  • El Pueblo
  • For a city with a population of nearly 10 million, it is not surprising that Los Angeles is a hub of diversity.
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Heritage Square Museum
  • Heritage Square Museum
  • The Heritage Square Museum has become the home of several of LA's historic and endangered buildings, including eight that have been moved to the site: the Hale House, the Octagon House, the...
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Hollyhock House
  • Hollyhock House
  • Occasionally, the lavish exploits of a wealthy heiress prove golden. Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, commissioned by philanthropic Aline Barnsdall, beneficiary of the Barnsdall Oil Company fortune, is a prime example.
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Hollywood Sign
  • Hollywood Sign
  • The Hollywood sign is an iconic symbol of the entertainment industry that has come to define LA. Erected in 1923 with 50-foot-tall letters, and originally reading "Hollywoodland" to advertise new...
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Japanese American National Museum
Korean Bell of Friendship
  • Korean Bell of Friendship
  • In Angels Gate Park in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles is a massive bronze bell housed in an impressive traditional, Korean-style stone pavilion. The entire structure lies within the section of the park that is commonly referred to as the "Korean-American Peace Park" by LA locals.
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La Brea Tar Pits
  • La Brea Tar Pits
  • For 40,000 years, long before LA was anybody's idea of a good time, Rancho La Brea has been doing its gooey, sticky, oozing thing, spewing out asphalt that would trap and entomb any animal unlucky enough to saunter by.
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Los Angeles Central Library
  • Los Angeles Central Library
  • As the third largest public library in the United States with a collection of nearly 6.5 million, the original Los Angeles Central Library personifies the quest for knowledge.
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Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  • Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  • Located in Yorba Linda California, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum covers nine acres where visitors can get a glimpse of the infamous 37th president of the United States.
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Olvera Street
  • Olvera Street
  • A common destination for grade-school field trips for those of us of a certain age, Olvera Street is an authentic Mexican (if tourist-oriented) street located on the site of the original El Pueblo Historic Monument, LA's birthplace.
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Venice Boardwalk
  • Venice Boardwalk
  • The Venice Boardwalk is a thin slice of LA that stretches its pavement along California's long golden beaches. Eclectic, irreverent, funky, and visionary, the boardwalk reflects the quirky city of Venice as a whole.
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Watts Towers
  • Watts Towers
  • Positioned against the urban backdrop of Watts, CA, the Watts Towers stand as a testament to human innovation and creativity. Simon Rodia built the Towers by hand from steel and concrete on his residential lot in the community of Watts.
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