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20 Attractions to Explore Near Watts Towers Arts Center

Watts Towers Arts Center
Watts Towers Arts Center1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002, USA

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.

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California African American Museum
California African American Museum9.38 KMs away 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 Forum9.47 KMs away 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)9.70 KMs away 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.

Crypto.com Arena
Crypto.com Arena11.81 KMs away 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. Live11.95 KMs away 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 Bookstore12.12 KMs away 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.

Japanese American National Museum
Japanese American National Museum12.32 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

This is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry as an integral part of U.S. history.The museum covers more than 130 years of Japanese-American history, dating to the first Issei generation of immigrants. It also contains artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories of Japanese Americans. There are s o many other things to see and study here. It will be a worth visit.

Bradbury Building
Bradbury Building12.44 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

An architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork.

Central Library
Central Library12.45 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

The Los Angeles Public Library serves the residents of the City of Los Angeles. The system holds more than six million volumes, and with around 19 million residents in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area, it serves the largest population of any public library system in the United States.

Grand Central Market
Grand Central Market12.46 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

This is a landmark of Los angeles opened in 1917 and has been in continuous operation since. The Market provides Los Angeles with a national-caliber eating experience that showcases California's best ingredients, chefs, and entrepreneurs. Their 30,000 square-foot arcade encompasses a food emporium and retail marketplace and will continue to grow by offering downtown a shared gathering place and a dynamic hub for public programming and events.

OUE Skyspace LA
OUE Skyspace LA12.53 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

OUE Skyspace is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. it brings to life unparalleled, 360-degree views on California's tallest open-air observation deck, nearly 1,000 feet above Downtown Los Angeles. Experience the Skyslide, a 45-foot, fully enclosed, 1-1/4" thick all glass adventure landing on the exterior of the iconic US Bank Tower. As the tallest building on the west coast, Skyspace LA's 70th floor can be transformed to host an array of custom events.

Angels Flight Railway
Angels Flight Railway12.56 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

This is a landmark and historic 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district. The 118-year-old funicular takes passengers on a short ride between Hill Street and Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill. After being stored for 27 years, the funicular was rebuilt and reopened by the newly formed Angels Flight Railway Foundation on February 24, 1996, half a block south of the original site.

Los Angeles City Hall
Los Angeles City Hall12.77 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

Los Angeles City Hall is the center of the government of the city of Los Angeles, California, and houses the mayor's office and the meeting chambers and offices of the Los Angeles City Council. The building is open to the public, so you can see this piece of history up close. Inside, you'll find alluring aesthetics as impressive as the outside, with hanging chandeliers and high ceilings. Most of the time visitors spend about an hour here.

The Broad
The Broad12.84 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

A contemporary art museum with free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. Houses a nearly 2,000-piece collection of contemporary art, featuring 200 artists.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall12.97 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

Fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center designed by Frank Gehry. Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. A tribute to Walt Disney's devotion to the arts and to the city.

Grand Park
Grand Park12.98 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

Grand Park is a 12-acre civic park, stretching from The Music Center to City Hall, providing Angelenos with year-round free public programming and green spaces to connect, create, and celebrate. It include tree-shaded sidewalks, drought-tolerant plants, an interactive fountain plaza, performance lawns and courtyards, plenty of street lights, movable park furniture, and kiosks to encourage the walking and exploration of the area.

Olvera Street
Olvera Street13.21 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

Olvera Street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles. It is a historic street in downtown Los Angeles, and a part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, the area immediately around the 19th-century Los Angeles Plaza, which has been the main square of the city since the early 1820s.

Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium15.01 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

A majestic baseball stadium in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The stadium hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1980—and will host in 2022—as well as games of 10 World Series. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB west of the Mississippi River, and third-oldest overall, after Fenway Park in Boston. It is sometimes referred to as “Blue Heaven on Earth,” a nickname coined by Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

The Museum of Jurassic Technology
The Museum of Jurassic Technology17.12 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

This is an is an educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the Lower Jurassic.The museum's collection includes a mixture of artistic, scientific, ethnographic, and historic items, as well as some unclassifiable exhibits; the diversity evokes the cabinets of curiosities that were the 16th-century predecessors of modern natural-history museums

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum17.39 KMs away from Watts Towers Arts Center

A group of tar pits from where asphalt has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals. The Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.