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Watts Towers Arts Center - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002, USA

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About Watts Towers Arts Center

A collection of 17 interconnected sculptural towers, architectural structures, and individual sculptural features and mosaics within the site of the artist's original residential property. The entire site of towers, structures, sculptures, pavement and walls were designed and built solely by Sabato ("Simon") Rodia (1879–1965), an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years from 1921 to 1954.

Attractions Near Watts Towers Arts Center

California African American Museum
California African American Museum9.38km from Watts Towers Arts Center

The California African American Museum explores the art, history, and culture of African Americans, with an emphasis on California and the West.The Museum focuses on enrichment and education on the cultural heritage and history of African Americans with a focus on California and western United States. Admission is free to all visitors. Their mission statement is "to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art and culture of African Americans.

The Kia Forum
The Kia Forum9.47km from Watts Towers Arts Center

The Kia Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena adjacent to Los Angeles. It has served over five decades as one of the biggest venues in the world for music, sports, and amazing events. It is the only arena-sized venue in the country dedicated to music and entertainment. The Forum was also the home of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from 1997 to their 2001 move to Staples Center.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)9.7km from Watts Towers Arts Center

Largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history. Arena Arena11.81km from Watts Towers Arts Center

This is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development. it is home venue to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League , the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association.

GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live
GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live11.95km from Watts Towers Arts Center

This is an interactive space where all aspects of music are experienced, explored, and celebrated. We break down the barrier between artist and audience, telling stories of how music has shaped our collective identity and cultural understanding.The Museum has interactive touch-screens, videos, recording booths, and a collection of historical music artifacts including costumes and instruments from the Grammy Awards, hand-written lyrics, records, and audio/video recordings.

The Last Bookstore
The Last Bookstore12.12km from Watts Towers Arts Center

The Last Bookstore is an independent bookstore located at 453 S Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles. The bookstore actually specializes in reasonably priced used books, and takes great pride in offering a selection of well-kept vintage books as wellThe store is 22,000 square feet. The current store is in a former bank with books on two levels, including the former vault.

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