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  • Mike O
    Germany4 contributions
    You should visit this Museum. Great day showing respect to the Armed Forces. There are several Ship Museums but this is one of the best.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • BronteBucket
    Harrogate, UK568 contributions
    Loved this quiet corner of Venice. We were there very early at 8am and so the walkways very quiet, only a few joggers and dog walkers around, the houses were truly gorgeous with cute gardens and decorations. Great for the ‘which one would you buy?’ game. The developer has wanted to recreate the feel of Venice, Italy, which is a bit of a stretch but I get what he was trying to do. I definitely left with house envy! We probably spent about 45 minutes wandering until we had seen enough.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • buckfedex
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    . Its a little out of the way but well worth the drive. You must make reservations to go into the other building to see where the cool cars are. The music room at the top was great
    Written 15 January 2021
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA2,162 contributions
    If you like Blade Runner, you must see the Bradbury building. It was still closed when we were there. I looked through the window on the door and took a few photos. I will have to return when it is open. There are some posters in front of the building about Blade Runner and the history of the building. They need to be refurbished as they are in disrepair. Across the street is the Grand Central Market.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Caroline L
    Los Angeles, CA2,304 contributions
    Recently took my friend here who had never been. It was a great experience! We did the free wine tour then had lunch and did a flight tasting. We were able to split a plate for lunch since the portions are good sized. There was a musician playing while we were eating and she had a lovely voice. Out your guide Hector was fantastic! What history he knows of this place, Overall, we had a great time and even bought some wine.
    Written 24 February 2022
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  • Perkadventures
    Banning, CA15,292 contributions
    Second attempt to see, first closed because of Covid. the bell was sent from Korea and is a wonderful thing to see.

    The location is on top of old coast gun emplacements from WW2. Nice parking area and a couple were taking their wedding pictures and flying kytes.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Mary Elaine
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    Warning and advice to visitors: some of the local NIMBY Karen/Ken types have taken it upon themselves to police Topanga State Park on their own, threatening "outsiders", AKA the public who pays taxes just like everyone else to support our parks, with having their cars towed or to issues "tickets" for a variety of "infractions". The Rangers are currently turning a blind eye to this behavior, much like they have turned a blind eye to the maintenance of facilities and trails in recent years.

    Please, do not hesitate to visit our beautiful State Park, and do not be intimidated by these people. It is your right to be there, and to park anywhere that is legal parking, including Entrada Rd. outside the park.

    If you are approached by these people, please ignore them, and understand that they do not represent any legal entity, nor the people of Topanga Canyon, who very much welcome visitors. Also, please report any interactions with these people, or any issues you encounter in the park, to any and all of the departments below:

    Topanga Ranger Line
    310-455-2465 x106

    State Parks, Angeles District Office
    (818) 880-0363

    Human Rights Office, California State Parks
    (916) 653-8148, 711 CA Relay Service

    Dogs are generally not allowed in the park with the exception of Service Animals as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    Above all, please come visit Topanga State Park, and enjoy the grandeur of Mother Nature!
    Written 11 February 2021
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  • Alaninphoenix
    Phoenix, AZ163 contributions
    Took the outdoor tour where we learn a lot about the history of the house from the Docent. The outside is not typical of FLW but then you get to the inside: Wright at his best. Beautiful interior design. Lots of docents inside to answer your questions. Have been to a lot of FLW's homes. This one is as beautiful as the others with some unique features.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States4,509 contributions
    First of all park along E 107 St versus Santa Ana Blvd. Its closer versus having to cut through the park (avoiding some sketchy people just hanging out) and walls were decorated versus the unfinished side facing the park. Street parking was limited so we only stayed for about 20 minutes. The structure was fenced in and still locked but at least the netting mentioned in earlier reviews were down so the towers were in full view. Due to COVID the completion date of Spring 2020 was long overdue but nowhere was there an updated sign when restoration would be completed. The towers was made by hand and was the singular focus by its creator Simon Rodia over 34 years. It looked like only concrete, rocks, seashells and tiles were used. He never finished it and deeded his property to his neighbor before moving to Northern California. While it would have been nice to go inside we settled for the outside views and read many of the posted signs which gave a lot of good information on the towers and Simon. It was truly amazing. Also a short walk away was the Watts Tower Art Center. It was closed but out in front was a statue of Simon and more art.
    Written 29 May 2021
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  • June
    Los Angeles, CA353 contributions
    Such a treasure. Go experience this and leave inspired. The owners are there, willing and eager to answer any questions. They don’t rush you around the house. Make your reservations so that the traffic is controlled. Neighborhood is quiet, so respect the neighbors.

    Written 11 January 2020
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  • Cheryl J
    Indianapolis, IN411 contributions
    Nice easy walking trail. Chance to see Hollywood sign from afar. Lots of birds on the reservoir and deer sighting too. Fun homes to see on the way to the entrance as well as while walking around. Worth a stop if in the area.
    Written 28 December 2021
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  • Goldycat
    Barcelona, Spain8 contributions
    Amazing little museum where kids can interact with things and there are little treasures from the western American world, like some furniture and an old stagecoach. It's free. For me it was a hidden gem in the middle of LA.
    Written 8 December 2019
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  • elizabethlascheid
    Culver City, CA4,327 contributions
    The Geffen Playhouse, located in Westwood in Los Angeles, is a great venue to see a play. They have original plays and the best touring plays as well. You are also going to be able to see some of the best actors working at the Geffen. Andy Garcia was there this year, for example.

    The theater is small so get your tickets early. I suggest getting there very early and finding parking and then go have a meal or just walk the Westwood Village. It is adorable and some of the eateries are great.

    You can find the Geffen on line and buy for a single show are a series. You will not be disappointed. We saw the story of Nat King Cole there and it was magical. There is not a bad seat in the house. The prices are reasonable. Go there.
    Written 25 March 2020
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  • phh26541
    Carmel, CA226 contributions
    Greenbar Distillery is fantastic. They were 6 for 6 with the tastes I selected and any one of the spirits was worth buying. Don't let the downtown area bother you, in fact it adds to the charm. If it wasn't raining we would have walked around exploring the industrial neighborhood. Hint - they have a little parking lot across the street from their front door.
    Written 10 March 2019
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  • Professional-Pilgrim
    Alberta, Canada1,382 contributions
    We went to see the exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House (because we were not able to book a tour of the interior). We also visited the Municipal Gallery of Art, which was underwhelming. Lots of people were picnicking on the grass. Nice park.
    Written 23 February 2020
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