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Watts Towers

1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
+1 213-847-4646
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A fascinating adventure in mosaic architecture

Once before, I had driven to Watts Towers, but the gates were locked and the gallery was closed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
evanscaribbean
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Surprisingly Interesting

I read about the Watts Towers before visiting LA. While the reviews were all over the board, it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
archman8
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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is decorated with scrap metal, bed frames, bottles, ceramic tiles, and thousands of seashells. One of LA's famous local landmarks, the towers were created by a construction worker who toiled over them in his spare time for 30 years until their completion in 1954.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“art center” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
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+1 213-847-4646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once before, I had driven to Watts Towers, but the gates were locked and the gallery was closed. This time, I got a guided tour of the towers with a lovely gentleman. A broadcast journalist, he had the most mesmerizing voice and was in command...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about the Watts Towers before visiting LA. While the reviews were all over the board, it sounded worthwhile. During daylight hours the Watts area did not seem as scary as many make it sound. Actually, it was kind of interesting, especially if you're...More

Thank archman8
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Watts Towers have long been talked about but I personally was not impressed. I could have used the time for something more interesting.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Watts Towers is one of those classic Los Angeles landmarks. It was created by the artistic vision and crafted by a single man Simon Rodia, several decades ago. Whereas many artistic creations, of this caliber, are lost to the hands of time, the city and...More

4  Thank applezen
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was in the Watts district of Los Angeles for a meeting and was only a few blocks from the Watts Towers. Having lived in LA all my life, this was really the first time that I saw the Watts Towers close up walking around...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I would not rate that site in such a high place and define the twoers as "must see" just "nice to see" is enough the site it is located on the way to the airport if you have half an hour before arrival to the...More

Thank אבינעם ר
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Standing outside the fence, looking in at the installations, you may be underwhelmed, as some have been. However, take the time to go into the adjacent centre, watch the short film and do the tour & you will have an appreciation of the whole installation...More

8  Thank Dromomaniac
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It's really nothing to look at. Not even sure why it's on the list of things to see and do. I guess it matters for some reason.

1  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Watts Tower is one of those strange interesting things are fun to stop to see. Had heard of it and seen pictures of it for a long time. It is an interesting art work. I didn't do the tour but there are bill boards along...More

1  Thank e a
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of friends early on a Saturday. Make sure to do the tour! At first we were a bit disappointed because at a distance, they are not so impressive. When you go into the center and watch the short film, you...More

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Charlotte M
9 September 2017|
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Response from KTITA | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 1.5 hours. There's a tour and a video, plus some art exhibit worth seeing. I had a good time there, and totally recommend it.
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Virginia M
14 September 2015|
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