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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  • Rocky and Bullwinkle

    Rocky and Bullwinkle

    West Hollywood, California

    Full-color 1961 statue honors Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose, stars of Jay Ward Productions' most successful cartoon. Restored in 2020.

  • Ski Demski, Peppy, and The Pole

    Ski Demski, Peppy, and The Pole

    Long Beach, California

    Lasting tributes to Thomas "Ski" Demski, Long Beach gadfly and one-time owner of the World's Largest Flag.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Simon Rodia's Watts Towers

    Simon Rodia's Watts Towers

    Los Angeles, California

    An oft analyzed and revered monumental junk art construction of tall spires by outsider artist Sabato Simon "Sam" Rodia, built from 1922 to 1954.

  • 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.

  • Drive-Thru Donut: The Donut Hole

    Drive-Thru Donut: 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!

  • Columbia, Challenger, and Criswell in Valhalla

    Columbia, Challenger, and Criswell in Valhalla

    North Hollywood, California

    Portal of the Folded Wing, space shuttle memorial, and remains of the Amazing Criswell.

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