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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Woodland Hills, CA 91364, USA

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About Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Largest urban national park in the United States and the world. It preserves one of the best examples of a Mediterranean climate ecosystem in the world. It also protects one of the highest densities of archaeological resources in any mountain range in the world.



Attractions near Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The Getty21.66km from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and photographs from the 1830s through present day from all over the world. The Museum's collection includes outdoor sculpture displayed on terraces and in gardens.

Santa Monica Pier22.05km from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Large double-jointed pier containing a small amusement park, concession stands, and areas for views and fishing.

Hammer Museum24.77km from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

An art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs. Particularly important among the museum's critically acclaimed exhibitions are presentations of both historically over-looked and emerging contemporary artists.

Petersen Automotive Museum32.17km from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

One of the world's largest automotive museums with over 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. The remaining half of the collection is kept in a vault, located on the basement level of the building. Age restrictions and an admission premium are in effect to view the vault collection.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art32.36km from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum32.71km from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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.

Where is Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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Most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2018. It is the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world with a Nominal GDP of over $700 billion.