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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA2,162 contributions
    We walked around the shopping area. Upscale shops and stores. Farmers market nearby. It is worth a stop. There is a lot to see and do.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Vic S
    Greenville, SC395 contributions
    It's like a visit to Jurassic Park, we were supposed to go to academy award museum but they wouldnt let my son in (really) two years after covid while no masks are required in public places in CA...so we headed out of the parking lot and followed our noses to the Pits. It is so cool, after 4/430 pm its half price and you can do the museum in thirty minutes without the show. The last show was 4 so we missed it, but this place is out of this world.. Oil is still bubbling to the surface in the lagoons, and over 1 M (yes million) fossils have been pulled from the pits. So lumber on over, La Brea tar pits is great fun for young raptors to old geezersaurus
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Bfordtraveller
    Brantford, Ontario246 contributions
    Great museum complex with a surprisingly varied and large collection for a "County" museum. Lots of Picassos for example, and other modern art. And of course a nice sampling of earlier Renaissance pieces etc.

    The museum still requires masking throughout (regardless of vax status) which was annoying. Unlike most of the City. But even more annoying is the fact that in order to buy a ticket you have to GO ON LINE, a process that I found to be fairly difficult to navigate. Staff seemed less than thrilled to explain the process as well (likely over and over to numerous people) and would not sell tickets the ORDINARY way.

    I am not a novice on my smart phone but found the process to be difficult. As it did not work after several attempts a staff member had to help. I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a person who can't speak english to buy a ticket when there are staff members sitting around (Right in front of you) who could just sell you tickets directly. But won't!

    A dumb procedure/policy if there ever was one! I just wanted to buy a ticket!
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Milissa D
    Springfield, MA14 contributions
    I was here in the area for BTS concert and had to do Koreatown. While I didn't have much time I was able to eat a good meal and shop at the Koreatown Plaza which is a mini mall dedicated to Korean products think awesome food court, skin care lines, music, Kpop related items, and clothing stores.

    It's a bit far from the subway station if you don't like to walk but you can enjoy stopping in different food places along the way.
    Written 2 December 2021
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  • EMFredric
    Los Angeles, CA187 contributions
    I just recently saw "The Struts" and wow it was like stepping back in time - it hasn't changed and is still a great venue for music. The lines went fast, security was cool, no egotistical fuss and even the crowds once inside and the music started were great. With all the dancing that went on I was shocked by how so considerate people near me were by giving room and not overblocking my view (we were back midway).

    Acoustics great, the theatre itself could use some upgrades but it still looks great and with the dough they seem to raking in and the way music and the various entertainment industries are going probably don't want to invest a lot in the landmark.

    Struts were good, first time I had seem them, after hearing about them. I still say the lead singer is not comparable to Freddie Mercury in voice, showmanship or as an entertainer but he's good and they put on a more than decent show!

    Restrooms are a bit of a walk but even with a packed house the wait wasn't long and for women? That's nothing short of a miracle. I'll be back here for sure. Parking is convenient too.
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • Edward L
    Burke, VA423 contributions
    I always wanted to check this site out since I was a youngster. It very interesting with all the different animals that had been caught and recovered from the tar pits. We also had the opportunity to see the technicians work on a fossil in their lab. It is neat that they built the city around this landmark.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • OCAnn
    Fullerton, CA144 contributions
    I LOVE small venues for concerts. And when the hub bought tickets to a show here, driving up over an hour from OC was NBD. The show that night was general admission, so I brought my cane with me. With a dislocated kneecap, I can only stand for so long, even with braces. But once there, they had ADA seating…huge kudos to El Rey for that! Great venue, great sound and great staffing. Highly recommend!
    Written 9 November 2021
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  • Penny D
    1 contribution
    My great-grandfather was an elevator repairman. He was killed in the elevator shaft at Bullocks Wilshire in 1923, I believe. This was long before "lock out tag out", and he was crushed by the elevator car at the bottom of the shaft while he was working on it. My whole family knows about the death of my grandfather's father, but no one else seems to know about it. I searched the history on the building, and there's no mention of the tragedy anywhere, though I suppose Bullocks would not have wanted that info circulated given the high end nature of the store. I was able to find some haunted info surrounding the elevator shaft, but the "rumor" is that it's haunted by a little girl who fell from a doorway into the shaft. It's weird that the building haunt is taking place in the elevator shaft though. Though I'm guessing it's more my great-grandfather than a child.

    I wish someone would do a paranormal investigation there.
    Written 5 October 2021
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  • SenorGancho
    Winnipeg, Canada1,194 contributions
    The park itself is beautiful nestled between the LACMA and Tar Pits. On our day they had a free Latin Music concert on and it was a blast. The place was filled with families, dogs, lawn chairs, great music and everyone up dancing to the tunes. Outstanding! Even if there is not an event on it is a great place to relax and enjoy the green space after a museum visit.
    Written 23 July 2017
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  • Grondy
    Modena, Italy65 contributions
    Great experience to see how are fossils are gathered and studied. Even adults will remain fascinated.
    Written 4 August 2017
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  • christineess
    northridge, ca140 contributions
    Yes, I'm writing about lunch at the cafe on the 3rd floor - don't remember the name, but I remember the grilled panini and chicken salad. FANTASTIC! After shopping with a friend, we needed a quick bite before our next adventure. We asked a store clerk where to go and she assured us that the cafe upstairs in the store would be great - she was right! We know that the store will be closing down and relocating to the Century City mall - the server assured us that the menu would stay the same. Go there! Seriously - try it.
    Written 30 August 2017
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  • BeachStone2C
    Helsinki, Finland2,775 contributions
    This is one of the nicest boulevards in LA. As others have suggested you really should check it out outside the rush hours in LA. Comparing to nice boulevards elsewhere in the world it is average at best but for this city it is exceptionally nice boulevard. There are good cafeterias, restaurants and shops on both side of this street.
    Written 6 December 2019
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  • RiceMom11
    California75 contributions
    1- check calendar section of web site and pick a scheduled zazen period and/or lecture
    2- arrive 30 mins early to stroll the small but lovely grounds and enjoy the many hidden corners, various sculptures, fine redwoods.... and quiet
    3- if it feels right, return and repeat......
    Written 9 September 2014
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  • satori99
    Melbourne, Australia122 contributions
    simply one of the best galleries in town. they love their art and they love sharing it. I was lucky enough to meet Merry and she not only is very knowledgeable, but loves entertaining and sharing her culture. You can consider yourself lucky if you are in LA while they have an opening night. It's always very busy but basically tremendously worthwhile. Thank you again for all the help you gave me with art.
    Written 19 February 2012
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