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May 26, 2007
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Downtown Museums

Brief decriptions and links to the 4 principal museums in downtown Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA),
The Geffen Contemporary Museum of Art, the Japanese-American National Museum, and the Chinese American Museum.

 

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May 26, 2007
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Museums in Mid-Wilshire

 

There are no less than 5 museums in close proximity in the area of Wilshire Blvd. between Fairfax Avenue and LaBrea Avenue, with a sixth under construction. The most important of these is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, famed for its permanent collections and ever changing exhibitions.

Next door is Los Angeles' early mammal museum--mammoths, saber-toothed tigers--the George C. Page Museum , better known as the LaBrea Tar Pits. Nearby are the diverse Petersen Automotive Museum, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Korean-American Museum. Across the street to the west from LACMA at the old May Company building a motion picture museum is in preparation. 

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May 24, 2007
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Exposition Park

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • California Science Center and IMAX Theatre
  • California African-American Museum
  • Rose Garden

Natural History Museum

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May 24, 2007
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Our Museums

The largest collection of quality museums in Southern California--and probably on the West Coast--are in communities that border West Adams. (In fact, the two Getty museums are the only major museums in Los Angeles County that are not in close proximity to West Adams.) We have selected 14 of the best of these museums and arranged them by district. Closest are the group just down Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park. Click on each heading below for descriptions, maps, and links to the museum websites.

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May 24, 2007
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May 24, 2007
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Museums

The largest collection of quality museums in Southern California--and probably on the West Coast--are in communities that border West Adams. (In fact, the two Getty museums are the only major museums in Los Angeles County that are not in close proximity to West Adams.) We have selected 18 of the best of these museums and arranged them by district. Closest are the group just down Vermont Avenue in Exposition Park. Click on each heading below for descriptions, maps, and links to the museum websites.

Exposition Park

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • California Science Center and IMAX Theatre
  • California African-American Museum
  • Rose Garden
  • Aerospace Hall

Mid-Wilshire

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries (Tar Pits)
  • The Southwest Museum at LACMA West
  • Petersen Automotive Museum
  • Craft and Folk Art Museum
  • The Carole and Barry Kay Museum of Miniatures
  • The Korean-American Museum

Downtown

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
  • The Geffen Contemporary Museum of Art
  • Japanese-American National Museum
  • The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture
  • The Museum of Neon Art
  • Museum of Chinese American History in Los Angeles

 

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May 24, 2007
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Where to Go

Where to go in West Adams, Crenshaw-Jefferson Park, Koreatown, Downtown,  and Mid-City and Larchmont. We have updated our restaurant guide as of the first two weeks of August 2012, dropped the ones that have closed and added some new choices.

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May 23, 2007
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Shopping in West Adams

Other sections of the website also have suggestions for shopping. The section on Exploring Downtown has a lot of information on shopping in Downtown. And we have grouped suggestions for home repair, carpentry, paint, antique fixtures, and the like under the heading Restoring an Old House. This section is not meant to substitute for the Yellow Pages. It is meant to highlight a few interesting places to shop in or near West Adams and to note a few essentials.

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May 23, 2007
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Mid-City and Larchmont

Highlights include the Campanile on LaBrea, created by the founder of the LaBrea Bakery, Langer's for that old-fashioned corned beef on rye, and Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles for that down home touch. Larchmont is a bit out of our area, not quite to Hollywood, but we wanted to add Le Pain Quotidien and Cafe Gratitude.

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May 23, 2007
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Eating Downtown

Generally steeper than the neighborhood spots. PARKING: Most downtown parking lots have highly reduced rates after 4 pm. Parking is generally cheaper as you move south, highest near City Hall, Disney Hall, and the Music Center.

 

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