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GREATER LOS ANGELES TOUR & ATTRACTION GUIDE
    Los Angeles is a sprawling city with an amazing array of things to do. Eye Spy LA has organized the best of Southern California and Los Angeles attractions, tours and activities into a transportation friendly and geographically logical destination guide. You may also be interested in the Eye Spy LA current event & entertainment calendar and editorials about places we've been.

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Museums - Culver City
MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY 9341 Venice Blvd. Culver City, California 90232 four blocks west of Robertson Boulevard in the historic Palms district of Los Angeles across the st (310) 836-6131 - - Unusual collection of curiosities? You decide. ....


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Museums - Downtown LA
MOCA GRAND AVENUE 250 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012 (213)626-6222 - - Architect Arata Isozaki designed MOCA Grand Avenue in 1986 with classical architecture and Los Angeles popular culture in mind.​ Today thisálocationáhostsáthe museum'sámain galleries, LemonadeácafÚ ....

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EXPOSITION PARK MUSEUMS Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St Los Angeles Take the Exposition Blvd. exit from the Harbor Fwy (110)OR Red Line to 7th St. station and take the - Three museums: Natural History, California Science Center and California African American, plus the Rose Garden. Located near USC and the Coliseum. California Science Center & IMAX theater - www.casc More ....

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CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM 425 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles 90012 213.626.5240 - - A museum dedicated to the Chinese American experience and history. Located inside the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument across from Union Station. CAM is housed inside the oldest surviving ....


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JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 369 East First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles (213) 625-0414 - The Japanese American National Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The museum is housed in a new 85,000 square-foot P
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USC FISHER GALLERY 823 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0292 USC Fisher Gallery - Parking: Enter campus at Exposition Blvd. and Watt Way. Inquire with attendant (213) 740-4561 - Discover art spanning five centuries at USC Fisher Gallery, the museum of the University of Southern California and the first museum established in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to the exhibition a More ....

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Museums - Griffith Park
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles 90027 in Griffith Park 323.667.2000 - - Formerly the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. This museum joined with the Southwest Museum in Highland Park to form the Autry National Center. Exhibits about the real and the reel wild west. There a ....

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Museums - Griffith Park
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY Griffith Park - New show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium - First Light: The Telescope Changed Everything! Showing each evening at 7:45 p.m. Four hundred years ago, Galileo looked at the heavens through a telescope More ....


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Museums - Hollywood
THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM 1660 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028 in the historic Max Factor Building (323) 464 7776 - The Hollywood Museum is located in the world-famous historic Max Factor Building. The magnificently restored Hollywood Regency style Art Deco landmark building is located in the “Heart of Hollywood

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Museums - Inland Empire
MARCH FIELD AIR MUSEUM 22550 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA. 92518 I-215 freeway at Van Buren Blvd. You will see it from the freeway. Parking lot available. 951 697-6600 - - The March Field Air Museum is a "must see" for every member of the family. The museum is operated by the non-profit March Field Air Museum Foundation. It's support comes entirely from donations, cont ....

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Museums - Long Beach
THE QUEEN MARY 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach CA 90802 562.435.3511 - - The historic Queen Mary, a registered historic place, is now a hotel and tourist attraction offering a hotel, tours, dining and special events. Check website for current admission packages and pricin ....


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Museums - Los Angeles
MUSEUM FREE DAYS - - Many museums offer free admission on certain days of the week or month - most are on Thursdays. Here is a list and links to detailed information. See the Museum page for a list of all museums. Always ....


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Museums - Los Angeles
HERITAGE SQUARE MUSEUM 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, California 90031-1530 (323) 225-2700 - A living history museum reflecting the settlement and development of Southern California from the Civil War to the early 20th Century, Heritage Square Museum offers visitors a look into the everyday ....


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Museums - Malibu
MALIBU LAGOON MUSEUM 23200 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, California (310) 456-8432 - The Malibu Lagoon Museum adjoins the Adamson House and contains a collection of artifacts, rare photographs and documents depicting the colorful history of Malibu. The museum tour takes the visitor f More ....


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Museums - Malibu
THE GETTY VILLA 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265 Parking $7 (310) 440-7300 - The Getty Villa has been closed for renovations for several years. It will reopen January 28th, 2006. It is a museum dedicated to Roman, Greek and Etruscan antiquities set in a Roman style villa abov More ....


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Museums - Midtown LA
PAGE MUSEUM - LA BREA TAR PITS 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Between La Brea and Fairfax (323) 934-PAGE (7243) - - The Page Museum is located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits. Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinc ....

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CRAFT & FOLK ART MUSEUM 5814 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90036 (between Curson & Fairfax) 323-937-4230 - - The Craft & Folk Art Museum pioneered recognition in the Los Angeles area of the aesthetic and cultural merit of traditional arts and contemporary crafts. It was one of the first museums in the count ....


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Museums - Orange County
BOWERS MUSEUM 2002 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 714-480-1520 - The Bowers Museum is an institution of art and culture dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of fine arts from around the world. Its guiding philosophy is helping people learn about oth More ....


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Museums - Orange County
IRVINE MUSEUM 18881 Von Karman Avenue Irvine, California 92612 Ste. 100 (Ground Level) (949) 476-0294 - The Irvine Museum is the only museum in California dedicated to the preservation and display of California Impressionism or Plein-Air paintings, an art style that flourished in California from 1890 t More ....


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Museums - Orange County
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM 307 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 494-8971 - The Museum's mix of historical and contemporary exhibitions are augmented by a smattering of "pop culture" shows dealing with areas such as surfing, car, and tattooing. The Museum is located right on More ....


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Museums - Orange County
DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER 2500 N. Main St. in Santa Ana, Ca 92705 714-542-CUBE - Discovery Science Center is Orange County’s leading destination for hands-on science fun. Guests can explore more than 100 hands-on science exhibits in eight themed areas: Discovery Stadium, Techno More ....


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MARCONI AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 1302 Industrial Dr., Tustin, CA 92780 714-258-3001 - The Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids is the most unique car venue in Southern California. The Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids offers not only the chance to enjoy a More ....

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Museums - Pasadena
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 91105 626-449-6840 - The museum houses the 30 year art collection of industrialist Norton Simon. The collection contains European art from the Renaissance to the 20th Century and Asian art spanning 2000 years. The museum More ....

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Museums - Pasadena
PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM 46 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, 91101 Parking available adjacent to museum, accessible by Gold Line & Metro bus transfer (626) 449-2742 - The only museum in Southern California devoted solely to Asia and the Pacific Islands, Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10 ....

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Museums - Pasadena
THE GAMBLE HOUSE 4 Westmoreland Place Pasadena CA (626)793-3334 - The Gamble House is an internationally recognized National Historic Landmark, in the style of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Built in 1908, The Gamble House is the most complete and best-pres
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Museums - Pomona & Vicinity
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART (AMOCA) 399 North Garey Ave, Pomona CA 91767 909.865.3146 - - Founded in 2001 and opened in September, 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology. It is located in ....


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Museums - San Fernando Valley
MISSION SAN FERNANDO REY DE ESPANA 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd. Mission Hills 91345 818.361.0186 - - This restored Spanish colonial mission is located in the north San Fernando Valley near the City of San Fernando. It includes gardens, a museum and a replica of the orginal church. The mission, estab ....

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NETHERCUTT COLLECTION MUSEUMS 15151 Bledsoe Street Sylmar, CA 91342

(818) 364-6464 - - San Sylmar is a unique and beautifully appointed exhibit facility located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Sylmar. The restored antique, classic and special interest automobiles are f ....

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Museums - San Pedro
LOS ANGELES MARITIME MUSEUM S Harbor Blvd & W 6th St San Pedro, CA 90731 Berth 84 • Foot of 6th Street - - Includes monuments to the US Navy heavy cruiser LOS ANGELES, and the American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial. The Pacific Electric Red Car stops in front of the Museum.

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Museums - Ventura County
SAN BUENAVENTURA MISSION 211 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-4318 - The ninth (of 21 California missions) and last mission founded/deditcated by Father Junipero Serra. The Mission Gift Shop and Museum are open, except for major holidays, Monday through Friday from 10 More ....


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CALIFORNIA OIL MUSEUM 1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 10th and Main Streets - Santa Paula is located 12 miles east of Ventura and the 101 Freeway, and 30 (805) 933-0076 - The museum building is the original home of Union Oil Company and was built in 1890. The musuem is operated by the City of Santa Paula tells the story of "black gold" in California. Adults $4, Senior More ....


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RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM 5164 E Telegraph Rd, Piru, CA 805.521.1501 - - Rancho Camulos is an 1800 acre working ranch that was established in 1853 by Ygnacio del Valle in the eastern part of Ventura County. 10 acres that include the orginal adobe home and ranch buildings ....

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THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, California 93065 800-410-8354 or 805-577-4000 - Memorabilia from Ronald Reagans life and presidency. Now includes Air Force One and also Marine One (presidential helicopter). Reagan's Country Cafe provides refreshments: soups, salads, sandwiches
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Museums - West LA
THE GETTY CENTER 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 Use the Getty Center exit from I405 (310) 440-7300 - - A tram takes visitors from the parking at street level up to the museum. In addition to the art housed here, the architecture, gardens and setting, perched above West Los Angeles, are spectacular. If ....

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UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024 310.443.7000 - - The Museum is located at the northeast corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards in Westwood Village, 3 blocks east of the 405 freeway's Wilshire Boulevard exit. The UCLA Grunwald Center for the Gra ....

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SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 Skirball Cultural Center - (located off the 405 Freeway; exit Skirball Center Drive) (310) 440-4500 - - Its mission is to explore the connections between four thousand years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It seeks to welcome and inspire people of every ethnic and cul ....


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UCLA FOWLER MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY W Sunset Blvd & Westwood Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90077 UCLA North Campus-- parking on Lot 4; enter at Sunset and Westwood. 310/825-4361 - The UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History explores art and material culture primarily from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present. The Fowler seeks to enhance understanding More ....

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MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE 9786 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035 Simon Wiesenthal Plaza (southeast corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive). Entrance on Pico - F 310-553-8403 - The Museum of Tolerance provides a unique and provocative experience that challenges visitors to become witnesses to history, confront the dynamic of intolerance that is still embedded in society tod
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NOAH’S ARK AT THE SKIRBALL 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 Skirball Cultural Center - (located off the 405 Freeway; exit Skirball Center Drive) (310) 440-4500 - $12 General | $9 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12 | $7 Children 2–12 | FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2 - New family destination promises to be summer’s “hot ticket”! The Skirball Cultural Center opens Noah’s Ark at the Skirball—an innovative, delight-filled destination for children and families of ....

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