Museums Tour in Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the US, Los Angeles contains a great number of museums that reflect the history of this city and the world. Its museums feature outstanding permanent collections, as well as rotating displays that specialize in television, radio and movie archives. Check out the famous museums in Los Angeles on the following self-guided tour.
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Museums Tour in Los Angeles Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour in Los Angeles
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles (See other walking tours in Los Angeles)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: ashley
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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

1) Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

You will find the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, or LAMOTH, in The Grove. It is the oldest museum of this kind in the United States. It is an eye-opening and heart-catching experience and isn’t recommended for children under the age of 12.

The idea for the museum began in 1961 at the Hollywood High School, where students who had survived the Holocaust got together and decided they needed a place to keep the various artefacts they had carried out of that hell. They also wanted to...   view more
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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

2) Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits (must see)

One place you really shouldn’t miss while in Los Angeles is the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park on Wilshire Boulevard. It is a part of the Natural History Museum and is a fascinating place to visit.

The tar pits have been here for over 40,000 years, leaking asphaltum to the surface and trapping unwary animals in their sticky depths when those unfortunates came to drink the water that covered the pits from time to time. The pits are a Registered National Landmark and...   view more
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Craft & Folk Art Museum

3) Craft & Folk Art Museum

When you think you’ve visited all the museums on Wilshire Boulevard, make sure that you haven’t missed the small Craft and Folk Art Museum.

This museum started out as “The Egg and the Eye” Café in 1965, serving over 50 different types of omelettes and selling international folk-art. The café closed down and was transformed into a hands-on museum in 1973, with workshops run by artists and educative programmes.

It’s really a great place to spend an hour or two, where you can...   view more
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4) Los Angeles County Museum of Art (must see)

A nice thing about Los Angeles is that when you decide to visit the great museums here, you will find most of them not far from each other, on and around Wilshire Boulevard. One of the best ones is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Known locally as LACMA, this is the second largest encyclopedic museum in the United States. It was founded in 1910 as part of the Museum of History, Sciences and Art, but became independent in 1961 and is now housed in seven buildings on a 20-acre campus.

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Architecture & Design Museum

5) Architecture & Design Museum

If you are a student or a fan of architecture, you will love the Architecture and Design Museum on Wilshire Boulevard.

This is the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated to architecture and design exhibitions and it was created to fire the interest of the population in how their city was and how it could be in the future. Every housing, residential and commercial project from the past, the present and the future is represented here.

The exhibitions and educational programmes use short films,...   view more
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Petersen Automotive Museum

6) Petersen Automotive Museum (must see)

Founded in 1994 by Robert and Margie Peterson, this museum on Wilshire Boulevard is one of the biggest of its kind and is a must for any automobile fanatic. There is over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space spread out over four floors, housed in a former retailer building.

Here you can admire over 150 models of rare and classic cars, motorbikes and trucks along winding paths filled with superb dioramas that take you back through the automotive history in Los Angeles. You will find a...   view more
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Zimmer Children's Museum

7) Zimmer Children's Museum

A great place for spending an afternoon with your children is the Zimmer Children’s Museum on Wilshire Boulevard.

The museum was created to promote the ideas of citizenship and making a better society by learning respect for others in hands-on workshops. The museum also hosts family festivals and theatre performances.

On the ground floor you will find the Mann Theatre where children make-up their own plays, which are filmed and run on the museum’s internal television channel. The kids...   view more

Walking Tours in Los Angeles, California

Create Your Own Walk in Los Angeles

Create Your Own Walk in Los Angeles

Creating your own self-guided walk in Los Angeles is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Movie Studios Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Movie Studios Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Los Angeles movie studios are truly star factories, where many great movies are filmed. There are many movie studios in Los Angeles. Some of them, such as Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks, are very famous, while others, like Raleigh and Ren-Mar are obscure. Check out these wonderful movie studios in Los Angeles in the following self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Los Angeles Nightclubs Walking Tour

Los Angeles Nightclubs Walking Tour

The Los Angeles nightclub scene features plenty of places where you can show off your dance skills. Punk, pop, hip hop and salsa rule the dance floors. Nightclubs around LA also offer a great mix of superb live bands. Check out the most popular nightclubs in Los Angeles in the following guide.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Places of Worship Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Places of Worship Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Los Angeles features a great number of beautiful churches and temples. These religious buildings attract a lot of tourists as well as Hollywood celebrities. For instance, Bing Crosby often visited the Good Shepherd Church in Beverly Hills. Take this self-guided tour to explore some of the wonderful Los Angeles churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Hollywood Walk

Hollywood Walk

Hollywood, LA's by far most famous district, is a popular destination for sightseeing and nightlife. It is also a historic center of film making. Paramount Studios, the only large film studio still operational in Hollywood, and the iconic Walk of Fame, are just some of the district's major attractions. To see what else the famous area has to offer, follow this self-guided walking tour and find out.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Art Galleries Tour in Los Angeles

Art Galleries Tour in Los Angeles

Los Angeles cultural life is rich and features a number of museums, theaters and art galleries, which host a great range of exhibitions. Art galleries in Los Angeles showcase various kinds of art, from traditional fine art to photography, glass art, sculptures and paintings. Take the following walking tour to discover amazing art galleries in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Los Angeles Architecture Walking Tour

Los Angeles Architecture Walking Tour

Los Angeles means many things to many people, but it undoubtedly has some of the most significant architecture in the world. The city of LA was one of the centers of the art deco movement and features a great number of amazing historic houses, monuments, as well as modern buildings. Take this self-guided tour to explore the most famous architecture in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km

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