Los Angeles, California Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Arcane museums, giant doughnuts, and, of course, Hollywood. You could spend your entire life in LA and never experience all of its roadside weirdness.

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  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

    Museum of Jurassic Technology

    Culver City, California

    A collection both cryptic and illuminating, dedicated to raising public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic.

  • Museum of Death

    Museum of Death

    Hollywood, California

    Grisly romp through funeral customs, celebrity murders, freak animals, and art of the condemned.

  • Big Doughnut, the Donut Hole

    Big Doughnut, the Donut Hole

    La Puente, California

    A doughnut shop sandwiched between two giant doughnuts is the very definition of the drive-thru attraction.

  • Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings

    Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings

    Los Angeles, California

    Caren and Carl share their unmatched collection of naked ladies, unicorns, African-Americans in love. Black light room!

  • Urban Light - 202 Lit Lampposts

    Urban Light - 202 Lit Lampposts

    Los Angeles, California

    Artist Chris Burden created this night-lit installation of 202 old cast-iron lampposts from the 1920s and '30s.

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