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10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345-1422
1 Andres Pico Adobe
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The Andres Pico Adobe is one of the oldest residences in the City of Los Angeles. It represents a bygone era and the rich historical past of the San Fernando Valley. 

Inside are museum displays of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era artifacts, costumes and clothing that span more than a century, and furniture from the Victorian era, when the Adobe was home to members of the Pico family.
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10 Olvera Street, Los Angeles, CA
2 Avila Adobe
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Built by Don Francisco Avila in 1818, the Avila Adobe is regarded as the oldest existing house in Los Angeles. Today, it is a museum preserved to look as it did in the 1840s. Many of the walls are originals, nearly two centuries old.
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34.057095 -118.238324
7634 Midfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
3 Centinela Adobe
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The Centinela Valley's oldest residence, was built by Ygnacio Machado in 1834. Since then, farmers, ranchers, a Scotsman, and Inglewood's founding father, Daniel Freeman, have lived in the structure.[1] It is the oldest building in the area and has been called the "Birthplace of Inglewood", although it now lies within the boundaries of the Westchester district of Los Angeles.
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850 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
4 Eames Office
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Original building where Charles and Ray Eames designed. It is now a retail store and offices to the preservation of Eames philosophy.
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34.012693 -118.482183
1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States
5 Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden at the J. Paul Getty Center
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OLIN and Richard Meier took a holistic approach to siting the first contemporary sculpture collection for the J. Paul Getty Center, integrating architecture and landscape with the 28 works to create site-specific placement throughout the campus. Rather than force compatibility between the existing landscape and each unique piece, OLIN designed new gardens with specific sculptures in mind. Their placement responds to the artwork itself and its interaction with the viewer. Some sculptures are situated in secluded areas with seating and fountains for peaceful contemplation, while others overlook expansive views of downtown Los Angeles. Eight pieces reside in a series of garden rooms at the entrance to the museum which mark the threshold to the interior collection. 
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34.077918 -118.474631
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
6 Getty Villa
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The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The villa design was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and incorporated additional details from several other ancient sites. It opened in 1974.
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34.04181 -118.567599
800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
7 Grammy Museum
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The GRAMMY Museum opened in December 2008 corresponding to the Grammy Awards' 50th anniversary. The museum consists of four floors, including historical music artifacts displays, interactive instrument stations and recording booths, and a 200-seat Clive Davis Theater.
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2800 East Observatory Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
8 Griffith Observatory
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3,015 acres (12.20 km2) of land surrounding the observatory was donated to the City of Los Angeles by Colonel Griffith J. Griffith on December 16, 1896. In his will Griffith donated funds to build an observatory, exhibit hall, and planetarium on the donated land. As a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project,construction began on June 20, 1933, using a design developed by architect John C. Austin based on preliminary sketches by Russell W. Porter. The observatory closed in 2002 for renovation and a major expansion of exhibit space. It reopened to the public on November 3, 2006, retaining its art deco exterior. The $93 million renovation, paid largely by a public bond issue, restored the building, as well as replaced the aging planetarium dome.
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34.119374 -118.300497
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
9 Hollyhock House
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Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a residence for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, built in 1919�1921. It was Wright's second project in California, the building is now the centerpiece of the city's Barnsdall Art Park.
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34.101782 -118.295087
10385 Shadow Oak Drive, Chatsworth, CA 91311-2063
10 Homestead Acre
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The Homestead Acre remains virtually the same as it was in 1911 when the present cottage was built. Saved and restored by the Chatsworth Historical Society as a small part of the San Fernando Valley's past, it is now a much sought-after location for weddings and private parties. Bridal parties may use the bedrooms for dressing or small weddings and receptions may be held in the house. Available also for private parties, The Homestead Acre is a fine example of a circa 1910 American home and is also rented as a movie location.
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34.259797 -118.614897
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
11 Huntington Botanical Gardens ( Huntington Library )
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The Huntington's botanical gardens cover 120 acres and showcase plants from around the world. The gardens are divided into more than a dozen themes, including the Australian Garden, Camellia Collection, Children's Garden, Desert Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, Lily Ponds, North Vista, Palm Garden, Rose Garden, the Shakespeare Garden, Subtropical and Jungle Garden, and the Chinese Garden.
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34.130883 -118.111954
6522 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
12 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
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A nonprofit exhibition space and archive of the visual arts. Founded in 1978 by a group of thirteen artists and based upon principles of grassroots community organizing and social change, LACE committed from the start to presenting experimental works of art in all media, including the then-experimental media of performance art and video.
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34.101582 -118.331777
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
13 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art was established as a museum in 1961. LACMA is the largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago and attracts nearly one million visitors annually. The museum was built in a style similar to Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Music Center and consisted of three buildings: the Ahmanson Building, the Bing Center, and the Lytton Gallery (renamed the Frances and Armand Hammer Building in 1968). In 2004, LACMA's Board of Trustees unanimously approved plans to transform the museum, led by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano.
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34.06261 -118.35801
100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA
14 Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
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Over the last 50 years, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has created unique programming in the field of holocaust education. In October 2010 the Museum opened its new and permanent home in Pan Pacific Park. The new Museum space, with its ground-breaking architecture and innovative exhibits, is visually stunning inside and out. The permanent home includes extensive archives, interactive exhibits, an audio visual room, and opportunities for special events and cultural programing.
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34.074822 -118.356291
200 East Ave 43, Los Angeles, CA
15 Lummis House - El Alisal
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Charles Fletcher Lummis between 1896 and 1910 on the west bank of the Arroyo Seco in northeast Los Angeles. The house is built using stones from the arroyo bed, concrete, and wood. The design of the home is influenced by mission architecture and the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians. Though not directly influenced by the English Arts and Crafts movement, the house shares many of its design principles; it is furnished with hand-crafted wooden furniture, and features exposed wooden cross-beams and concrete floors.
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34.631102 -118.128057
835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA
16 MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
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In August 1994, the Friends of the Schindler House signed an agreement with the Museum f�r angewandte Kunst Wien or "MAK" (the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna) to create the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. The agreement allowed FOSH to retain full ownership of the property, with MAK being responsible for financial obligations and programming. The programming at the MAK Center at the Schindler House investigate the relationship between art and architecture, and includes exhibitions, lectures, symposia and concerts. The MAK Center also sponsors six month residencies for four art and four architecture students annually. The residents live in Schindler's Mackey Apartments in Los Angeles, owned by the MAK Center.
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9341 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
17 Museum of Jurassic Technology
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An educational institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the public appreciation of the lower jurassic.
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136 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA
18 Museum of Neon Art
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Museum that exists to encourage learning and curiosity through the preservation, collection, and interpretation of neon art. The museum was founded in 1981 by Lili Lakich and Richard Jenkins.
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34.048426 -118.247635
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
19 Natural History Museum
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Opened in 1913 as he Museum of History, Science, and Art. Additional wings opened in 1925, 1930, 1960, and 1976. The museum is the largest in the western United States, and its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.
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34.018143 -118.289135
2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
20 Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
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Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, the home of architect Richard Neutra, is located. It is also known as the Neutra Research House, the Van der Leeuw House or the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II. Originally built in 1932, the 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) house was built for Neutra and his family and called the VDL Research House because it was built with a loan from Neutra's early patron, Case H. Van der Leeuw, a wealthy Dutch industrialist and architecture aficionado. The house is currently owned by Cal Poly Pomona and is maintained by its College of Environmental Design.
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34.098423 -118.260665
5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
21 Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
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A cluster of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed, in the urban heart of Los Angeles. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.
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34.06245 -118.354986
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
22 Petersen Automotive Museum
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Founded on June 11, 1994 by Robert E. Petersen, Previously located within the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, today the museum is permanently housed in a historic 1960s department store building. It was originally built in 1962 for a short lived U.S. branch of Japanese department store chain, Seibu. Then, from 1964�1986, it operated as Ohrbach's department store.
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34.062881 -118.360759
700 Exposition Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
23 SKETCH Foundation Air and Space Exhibits
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The SKETCH Foundation Gallery Air and Space Exhibits, located in Science Court, is uniquely positioned to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind experience, through interactive exhibits coupled with real air and spacecraft, providing a balanced program that is not simply a history of air and space.
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34.018536 -118.286877
234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA
24 Southwest Museum
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Opened in 1907, The museum moved from Downtown Los Angeles to its current location in Mt. Washington in 1914, and has been there ever since. The 1914 building was designed by architects Sumner P. Hunt and Silas Reese Burns. Later additions to the museum include the Caroline Boeing Poole Wing of Basketry (completed 1941), by architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, and the Braun Research Library (1971), by architect Glen E. Cook. Currently the building is closed for seismic retrofitting with plans to reopen in 2013.
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34.099377 -118.2063
401 East M Street Wilmington, CA 90744
25 The Banning Museum
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The Banning Residence was built in 1864. This home's construction symbolized Phineas Banning's confidence in the future of his community. The 23-room residence remains the finest example of domestic Greek Revival architecture in Southern California. The house interiors have been carefully restored to their Victorian beauty, and 18 rooms are open to the public.
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33.789096 -118.258491
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California
26 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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The MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. In 1986, the celebrated Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who had never worked on a project in the United States before,[23] completed the downtown location's sandstone building to international critical and public acclaim, marking a dramatic achievement in the contemporary art world and heralding a new cultural era in Los Angeles. Its chief exhibition spaces are under the courtyard level, lit from above by groups of pyramidal skylights.
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