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Watts Towers

1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
+1 213-847-4646
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Watts tovers

I've yet to see these towers in person but I think it's amazing anyway. It doesn't matter what the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Milan P
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Wonderful Piece of Local Art and History

You will not be disappointed. Great way to spend a hour or two. Take the tour, watch the movie in... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
S B
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Long Beach
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A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is decorated with scrap metal, bed frames, bottles, ceramic tiles, and thousands of seashells. One of LA's famous local landmarks, the towers were created by a construction worker who toiled over them in his spare time for 30 years until their completion in 1954.
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1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've yet to see these towers in person but I think it's amazing anyway. It doesn't matter what the neighborhood is like. This is about one mans determination to make a difference. He gave people a reason to visit that town and I bet at...More

Thank Milan P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

You will not be disappointed. Great way to spend a hour or two. Take the tour, watch the movie in the museum and look at some local art. Our tour guide, Howard, was funny, informative and kind.

Thank S B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised!! I was there on a Wednesday and unfortunately the museum is open Thursday to Sunday. I walked around the towers and got a brochure from the museum office. It's just amazing what this man...More

Thank maryaling
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Growing up in SoCal I had heard of these towers but knew nothing about them. It took moving out of the country and then returning as a visitor for me to make the trip into L.A. to see them. If you are a SoCal local...More

Thank fincaran
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We visited directly from LAX airport! It was nice, interesting history of the man who made it, very LA. We did not do the tour but you can see the towers and mosaic-type art from outside the gates. There is a self guided tour with...More

Thank DistrictofColumbia
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the places I wanted To visit in LA. It did not disappoint. It is quirky and unique. So much fun for an artist to visit. The only draw back is that it is tucked away in Watts (yes the Watts of...More

Thank mehetabell
Reviewed 13 April 2017

There are a number of autodidactic, "outsider" artists that have left some mark on this world, but Sabata Rodia's Watts Towers is an example of such a work, and such an artist, that surpass what they ever expected. The sculpture (the tallest feature is 99...More

Thank djirsas
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Watts towers are surely something unusual to see in this huge city and probably throughout the rest of the world. A monument that remains as one of a kind, which was built only with the use of makeshift materials, its a bit off the beaten...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 27 March 2017

An eccentric old man built the watts towers out of broken bottles, plates, wire hangers and seashells in the 1920s. Today you can see it from the street and take pictures if you're so inclined or you can go into the community arts center, pay...More

2  Thank Sara L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Skip paying the $7 to walk on the other side of the fence.. there is nobody to take your money anyways. Just walk around. Information as to who, what and why are on the fence, and pictures are better from the open air arena spot...More

1  Thank Hanna J
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