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Fascinating work of art

I was in the Watts district of Los Angeles for a meeting and was only a few blocks from the Watts... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
geotech522
I can see why the reviews are divided, BUT...

Standing outside the fence, looking in at the installations, you may be underwhelmed, as some have... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Dromomaniac
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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...more
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1765 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002-3621
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was in the Watts district of Los Angeles for a meeting and was only a few blocks from the Watts Towers. Having lived in LA all my life, this was really the first time that I saw the Watts Towers close up walking around...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I would not rate that site in such a high place and define the twoers as "must see" just "nice to see" is enough the site it is located on the way to the airport if you have half an hour before arrival to the...More

Thank AVINOAM R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Standing outside the fence, looking in at the installations, you may be underwhelmed, as some have been. However, take the time to go into the adjacent centre, watch the short film and do the tour & you will have an appreciation of the whole installation...More

8  Thank Dromomaniac
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It's really nothing to look at. Not even sure why it's on the list of things to see and do. I guess it matters for some reason.

2  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Watts Tower is one of those strange interesting things are fun to stop to see. Had heard of it and seen pictures of it for a long time. It is an interesting art work. I didn't do the tour but there are bill boards along...More

1  Thank e a
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of friends early on a Saturday. Make sure to do the tour! At first we were a bit disappointed because at a distance, they are not so impressive. When you go into the center and watch the short film, you...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I have lived in LA for many years and did not know about the Watts Towers until I saw them in the movie La La Land. So, I finally took a trip to go check them out. The whole story behind it is interesting, and...More

Thank KTITA
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is my new favorite not-the-ordinary-outing for our out-of-town visitors. The towers are right there in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and the entire visit, including an informative tour, can be accomplished in under an hour (actually around 40 minutes if you timed it...More

1  Thank TrDCpr
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This display is just towers of junk that someone threw together. I found it uninteresting and a waste of time. People have made a bigger deal of it than it is worth. Also, the attraction is in the Watts Area of South Los Angeles and...More

3  Thank Metrotorrance
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This place is a hidden gem, unique and inspirational. It is moving to witness the persistence and imagination of a person and how this transforms a place, an area and encourages each of us to be inspired, to live to our highest and best. The...More

1  Thank Fernando_BOSguy
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mariewt
29 March 2018|
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Response from JennyLS48 | Reviewed this property |
There is but I think the towers are closed for refurbishment.
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claudineSanDiego
20 November 2017|
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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.
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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.
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