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World-class cultural attractions are located

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throughout the Los Angeles area and offer great, memorable experiences for residents and tourists alike. Many museums offer educational courses and demonstrations as well as special events. For details, it’s best to check the speciďŹ c museum’s website to see what’s going on while you’re in town.

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Downtown L.A.’s Exposition Park includes the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum and the California African American Museum. Just north of downtown and next to the Los Angeles Zoo is the Autry National Center. In the mid-Wilshire area of the city (often referred to as Museum Row) is a group of must-see museums, featuring the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the Petersen Automotive Museum. The collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum can be viewed at the Getty Center in Brentwood and the Getty Villa in Malibu. Also on the Westside of LA is the Annenberg Space for Photography. Pasadena is home to the Norton Simon Museum and the PaciďŹ c Asia Museum, while history buffs can tour the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley. Hollywood is home to Madame Tussauds, the Hollywood Wax Museum, Hollywood Museum and many entertainment landmarks including the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Long Beach and the San Pedro area offer smaller museums and some awesome ships like the Queen Mary and the USS Iowa. The museum entry fees are generally very affordable. You can take your camera, although some museums prohibit ash photography and many do not allow the use of a tripod. Children are welcome in most museums, with many offering hands-on exhibits and special activities for kids. In addition to museums, the region is full of historic sites so keep an eye out for signage identifying these interesting and historic locations. L.A.’s thriving gallery scene can be experienced in Chinatown, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica and the NoHo Arts District (North Hollywood). Monthly art walks take place throughout the area. Explore and enjoy!

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Discover the American West at the Autry! See Native American art and artifacts, Western film memorabilia, ďŹ rearms, and more.

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LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM

Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 213.763.3499 tarpits.org

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 323.930.2277 petersen.org

40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley 805.522.2977 reaganlibrary.com

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Santa Monica Museum of Art

2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica 310.586.6488 smmoa.org

22 Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 310.440-4500 skirball.org

23 The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles 310.440.7300 getty.edu/visit

24 The Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Hwy. Pacific Palisades 310.440.7300 getty.edu/visit

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Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 323.857.6000 lacma.org

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Norton Simon Museum

1660 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood 323.464.7776 thehollywoodmuseum.com

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Long Beach

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Leonis Adobe Museum

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Signal Hill

9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 310.553.8403 museumoftolerance.com

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 213.763.3466 nhm.org

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 310.443.7000 hammer.ucla.edu

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 626.405.2100 huntington.org

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Redondo Beach

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323.462.5991 hollywoodwaxmuseum.com

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Hermosa Beach

Museum of Tolerance

Hollywood Wax Museum 20 Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 6767 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

Gardena PACIFIC OCEAN

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628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach 562.437.1689 molaa.com

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Hawthorne

Museum of Latin American Art

Hollywood Museum

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714 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 213.765.6800 grammymuseum.org

250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 213.626.6222 moca.org

Hammer Museum

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles 323.667.2000 theautry.org

600 State Dr., Exposition Park Los Angeles 213.744.7432 caamuseum.org

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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2000 Ave. of the Stars, Los Angeles 213.403.3000 annenbergspaceforphotography.org

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Los Angeles Museums Guide  

World-class cultural attractions located throughout the Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles Museums Guide  

World-class cultural attractions located throughout the Los Angeles area.