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Address: 200 N. Spring St. between First and Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4801
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Simbol of L.A.

This building, symbol of Los Angeles, dominates the downtown area. It is home of the mayor and definitely in the endless list of things to see in this huge city. Dating back... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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722 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building, symbol of Los Angeles, dominates the downtown area. It is home of the mayor and definitely in the endless list of things to see in this huge city. Dating back almost 100 years ago, it is worth making a stop and going up to the viewing deck so that you can enjoy seeing the entire downtown area. If... More 

Thank Travelcooking
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In New York you pay to go up the Rockefeller Centre or Empire State to get the kind of views you can get from the top of LA City Hall for free. 3 different elevators take you to floor 27 where you can walk all the way round to get a 360 degree view out over the city & there... More 

Thank Sarah E
Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had a couple of hours of free time on our whistle stop trip to LA. We wandered up to City Hall from our hotel and spent a great hour viewing the city from the top of the building. The lifts up are very interesting art deco designs. The views were great, despite the low cloud on the day we... More 

1 Thank Alick B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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707 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The old City Hall was featured in many movies and TV series. The main hall and the observation tower is open for public every working day. To get to the top, visitors need to change the elevators 3 times (the last one is one floor to the observation deck. Visitors can view gifts from different places around the world and... More 

1 Thank Prawet J
Port Hueneme, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This old TV show fixture is a worthy stop for an LA visit. Main reason, you get to see how strange the city is layed out and also get to peg a few stops. You can see the Hollywood sign, Chavez Ravine, and the Griffith Observatory. Great photo stop. When it's clear you can see the ocean from the observation... More 

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New York City, New York
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A nice free way to get a nice panoramic view of LA. Go through security on the Main St side of the building and the the elevator. We walked from the 22nd floor not realizing you can also take the elevator from the 22nd to the 26th floor and walk one flight to the 37th floor. Although it's not the... More 

1 Thank J L
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This imposing structure is best viewed from the adjacent parklands. I thoght the building to be quite attractive. We did not go inside as it was a Sunday when we were there but I am told there are good views from an upper floor.

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Trzic, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

After going through a security check you can enter an elevagor with stylish decorations that takes you up to the observation deck. There is a free access to it (unlike other tall buildings in other major cities), which is somehow surprising, but nevertheless good for us visitors. You also get to see the conference room with some interesting quotes about... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is City Hall and who cares--it has one thing going for it, you can take an elevator to the top and see a great view of the City. It is free, but you paid to park. You will ask yourself why. Locals never go here. Unless we are attending a protest or have business there, we simply don't go.... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

After clearing security, you ride the elevator to an upper floor. From there, take a second elevator to the top and walk up one more floor to the observation level where you can go outside for a 360 panorama of downtown Los Angeles. Many buildings and sites are labeled on the maps facing each direction. Definitely worth the elevator ride... More 

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