Los Angeles, California, Attractions

Los Angeles, California, Attractions
Every year, thousands of tourists from around the world visit the City of Los Angeles. Along with the drives down through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and the Miracle Mile, Los Angeles is the home of many educational and artistic attractions.

Hollywood Wax Museum

The Hollywood Wax Museum is on Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For over 40 years, it's been home to close-to-life replicas of television personalities, famous Hollywood stars and fictional characters from some of your favorite movies. There are even exhibits dedicated to the scariest villains and monsters from the top 100 movies. Hours are daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Hollywood Wax Museum
6767 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-5991

Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory is on land that was once a part of a Spanish settlement known as Rancho Los Felis, on Mount Hollywood. It's a Los Angeles icon and leads the nation in public astronomy. It's visible from many parts of Los Angeles. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Any visit to Los Angeles would not be complete unless you visit the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Its grand opening was on May 18, 1927, and it's considered one of the most spectacular theater openings of motion picture history. In 1968 it was declared a historic-cultural landmark. Here you will see the famous foot and hand prints of Hollywood's most famous movie artists, and you can also catch a premiere. Please call the theater for showtimes.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464-8111

L.A. Philharmonic Walt Disney Concert Hall

The L.A. Philharmonic Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the newest, most architecturally modern and acoustically sophisticated music halls in the world. Visit it just to admire the structure alone with its stainless steel walls, or catch one of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. Please call for concert hours.

L.A. Phil Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

The famous Page Museum is in the heart of Los Angeles, at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits. It's famous for having the largest and most diverse collection of extinct Ice Age animals and plants in the world. Watch as archaeologists and museum workers clean, repair and assemble fossils found in the tar pits, and dig in the tar to find fossils. Browse the large collection of extinct Ice Ace skeletons, including sabre-toothed cats and mammoths. Hours are daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There's free admission on the first Tuesday of each month, and it's closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036-4539
(323) 934-7243

Article Written By Rosita Tanza

Rosita Tanza began writing professionally in 1990. She self-published the books "Toxic Religion," "Reiki Healing Made Easy," "The Gift of Healing for Today's Believer" and "El Don de Sanidad Divina para el Creyente de Hoy." Tanza is a holistic health practitioner, herbalist and reiki master with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The King's College.

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