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Watts Towers

1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
+1 213-847-4646
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Don’t let anything stop you!

Growing up in SoCal I had heard of these towers but knew nothing about them. It took moving out of... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Saint John, Canada
A quick pass through

We visited directly from LAX airport! It was nice, interesting history of the man who made it... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Washington, DC
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A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is decorated with scrap metal, bed frames, bottles, ceramic tiles, and thousands of seashells. One of LA's famous local landmarks, the towers were created by a construction worker who toiled over them in his spare time for 30 years until their completion in 1954.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“art center” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
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1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
+1 213-847-4646
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Growing up in SoCal I had heard of these towers but knew nothing about them. It took moving out of the country and then returning as a visitor for me to make the trip into L.A. to see them. If you are a SoCal local...More

4  Thank fincaran
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We visited directly from LAX airport! It was nice, interesting history of the man who made it, very LA. We did not do the tour but you can see the towers and mosaic-type art from outside the gates. There is a self guided tour with...More

Thank DistrictofColumbia
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the places I wanted To visit in LA. It did not disappoint. It is quirky and unique. So much fun for an artist to visit. The only draw back is that it is tucked away in Watts (yes the Watts of...More

Thank mehetabell
Reviewed 13 April 2017

There are a number of autodidactic, "outsider" artists that have left some mark on this world, but Sabata Rodia's Watts Towers is an example of such a work, and such an artist, that surpass what they ever expected. The sculpture (the tallest feature is 99...More

Thank djirsas
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Watts towers are surely something unusual to see in this huge city and probably throughout the rest of the world. A monument that remains as one of a kind, which was built only with the use of makeshift materials, its a bit off the beaten...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 27 March 2017

An eccentric old man built the watts towers out of broken bottles, plates, wire hangers and seashells in the 1920s. Today you can see it from the street and take pictures if you're so inclined or you can go into the community arts center, pay...More

3  Thank Sara L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Skip paying the $7 to walk on the other side of the fence.. there is nobody to take your money anyways. Just walk around. Information as to who, what and why are on the fence, and pictures are better from the open air arena spot...More

1  Thank Hanna J
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Whilst one of my most challenging drives of my month long stay in Hollywood, (driving on the opposite side of the road ...), this was a very pleasurable venture to see a dream realised for the community there, awesome structure about 'hope' and endurance, well...More

3  Thank CultureCoacher
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Tours are on the half and full hour. We just missed a tour, fortunately, so we were shown a video/documentary, which was short but good. The tour is $7 for adults, under 12 free. I was wondering what we were going to see that we...More

2  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have visited Watts Towers twice, both times back in the 1980s. One occasion was for a visit to the Towers and a music festival, a fabulous day with friends outdoors, and once with a dear friend, just the two of us for a more...More

Thank elainesokoloff
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20 November 2017|
Response from geotech522 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed. Do check the hours as the Watts Towers are not open every day and the hours are limited.
Charlotte M
9 September 2017|
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Response from KTITA | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 1.5 hours. There's a tour and a video, plus some art exhibit worth seeing. I had a good time there, and totally recommend it.
Virginia M
14 September 2015|
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