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.

Simon Rodia's Watts Towers

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Old Trapper's Lodge Statues

    Old Trapper's Lodge Statues

    Woodland Hills, California

    Mysterious folk art environment, statues built by John Ehn, "The Old Trapper."

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