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Best things to do in Southern California

Museum
“Madame Tussauds Hollywood is a wax museum and tourist attraction located on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It is the ninth location for the Tussauds franchise, which was set up by sculptor Marie Tussaud, and is located just west of the TCL Chinese Theatre. Experience the real glamour and elegance of Hollywood. Immerse yourself in its history, culture and “meet” the famous and infamous on iconic film sets. If you want to experience making movies, star in them or join our action heroes in saving the world, then Madame Tussauds has the perfect part for you!”
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Library
“History of President Reagan and also a variety of exhibitions that change throughout the year. ”
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Church
“The Jewel of the Missions founded by Fr Junipero Serra in 1776 along the El Camino Real, from Baja, Mexico up to northern California.”
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Museum
“The Palm Springs Air Museum continues to grow each year. Offering a back in time days of Aeronautical master pieces. ”
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Museum
“Excellent contemporary small art museum. Hosts concerts and has a very nice cafe. Nearby you can also visit the Fowler Art Gallery at UCLA. The Fowler shows indigenous art and has excellent performances.”
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Art Gallery
“MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. There are three MOCA museums to enjoy; MOCA Grand Avenue, MOCA Pacific Design Center and The Geffen Contemporary located in Little Tokyo. The museum’s focus is on challenging works of art created since 1940. Matthew Barney and Mike Kelley were given shows here while the ground breaking street art exhibit “Art In The Streets” drawing large crowds of people to The Geffen was probably one of the most popular exhibits in recent times. There is also free admission every Thursday evening from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. ”
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History Museum
“Charles Bowers was a land developer who lived in Orange County and before he passed away he donated a plot of land to the city of Santa Ana. In 1931 after his wife had died, a building was constructed on the land and in 1936 the Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum was opened for the first time. Over the decades the museum has had various refurbishments and the museum’s size has increased tenfold. The museum is a great place to take a look at the different cultures in the world and there are over 100,000 items to peruse.”
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Science Museum
“If your children love science, then this is the perfect place for them to come and visit. The Discovery Cube Orange County has more than 100 science exhibits that children can touch and interact with. The center has a ten-story cube that is covered in solar panels so you certainly know that you have arrived at the right place when you get here. There are various themed areas to be explored including: Air and Space, Dynamic Earth, Quake Zone and Rocket Lab. Children will happily spend hours wandering around and not even realist they are learning because of the fun that they are having.”
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Garden
“Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a sensation of going from a desert environment to a tropical rainforest, all within 37 acres.Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, San Diego Botanic Garden features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, firesafe landscaping, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. In June of 2009, we opened the Hamilton Children's Garden, the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast.”
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Observatory
“Want to see the stars in the sky and overlook ALL of LA? Well don't pass this undeniable must see up. Great for the whole family or romantically holding hands with your loved one and taking in the scene.”
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Museum
“A fabulous little place, not expensive to get in. Great gift shop, lots of interactive things to do and fantastic memorabilia to see. If you like music and movies it's definitely worth a visit.”
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Tourist Information Center
“Get up close and personal with some of your favorite celebrities at the wax museum . Just down the street from the suite.”
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Art Gallery
“Each year, the Pageant of the Masters is an amazing show where great works of art are reproduced live with actors playing the parts of the figures in the paintings or sculptures.”
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History Museum
“Fun hands on museum with water features. Bring a change of clothes for the kiddos!”
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Museum
“weird little "museum" you could spend a day in. It's not really a museum as a collection of oddities and tales. ”
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Library
“It's the official presidential library of Richard M. Nixon. Learn about this period in American history - from scandal to policy. ”
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