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Best things to do in Southern California

Observatory
“The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. ”
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Art Museum
“The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits. LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. ”
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Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“This is a beautiful park right outside of downtown. It has multiple museums and entertainment. ”
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General Entertainment
“Free! Just pay for parking. Majestic hilltop buildings, the art is Ok, the traveling collections can be great, but the real attraction is the space and gardens themselves. Must not miss!”
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Art Museum
“The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries.”
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Museum
“This is the number 1 Aircraft Carrier Museum in the United States. Only 5 miles from Drew's home”
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Museum
“La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals”
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“The Getty Villa is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Located at the easterly end of the Malibu coast in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California”
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Museum
“They have exquisite themed gardens including Japanese, Chinese, Cactus and Children's gardens. They also have an incredible 17th and 18th century art collection. Also available for viewing is Henry Huntington's expansive mansion. Great for traveling families with kids.”
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Museum
“Established in 1979, we are the only artist-founded museum in Los Angeles. We are dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. We house one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and have a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions. ”
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Museum
“Fans of Automobile history can't miss this top-notch grand representation of all types and eras of autos. Spend a full day and splurge for the extra tours of the cellar and rare collection areas. The historical significance of so many vehicles here is mind boggling.”
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Art Museum
“Palm Springs Art Museum has three locations: two in downtown and one in Palm Desert. As the cultural and educational leader in the greater desert community, Palm Springs Art Museum provides extraordinary creative encounters. The main campus is centrally located in downtown Palm Springs and encompasses three floors of inspiring and invigorating artwork in a variety of media. The museum, which was designed by noted architect E. Stewart Williams, also contains the famed Annenberg Theater featuring an array of electrifying performances throughout the year, a lecture hall, a museum store with one-of-a-kind designer merchandise, and Persimmon Bistro Opens a New Window. . Another building designed in the classic midcentury style by E. Stewart Williams, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center – Edwards Harris Pavilion Opens a New Window. was formerly a bank. It is now devoted to exploring the disciplines of architecture and design—integral aspects of the Palm Springs experience. It also features the Bradford W. Bates Vault: The Museum Design Store with unique items that showcase the best in contemporary design. The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert – The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden Opens a New Window. features ongoing and temporary explorations of painting, photography, sculpture and new media. The building is LEED certified for environmental design, and is surrounded by a four-acre sculpture garden. The beautifully landscaped setting is open year-round, and hosts numerous performances and receptions. ”
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Art Gallery
“Located in an isolated area in the outskirts of Joshua Tree, the Noah Purifoy Museum is an open field of "Assemblage" art (previously known as Junk Art), consisting of mysterious and disturbing forms which are open for the viewer to immerse themselves into...”
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Science Museum
“This place is also a great day trip, and very close to Littlebourn. It's easily accessible by metro and houses the famous Space Shuttle Endeavor. ”
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Library
“History of President Reagan and also a variety of exhibitions that change throughout the year. ”
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Museum
“The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.”
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