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Address: 200 N. Spring St. between First and Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved...

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Los Angeles from sky view

The old City Hall was featured in many movies and TV series. The main hall and the observation tower is open for public every working day. To get to the top, visitors need to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a couple of hours of free time on our whistle stop trip to LA. We wandered up to City Hall from our hotel and spent a great hour viewing the city from the top of the building. The lifts up are very interesting art deco designs. The views were great, despite the low cloud on the day we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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671 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The old City Hall was featured in many movies and TV series. The main hall and the observation tower is open for public every working day. To get to the top, visitors need to change the elevators 3 times (the last one is one floor to the observation deck. Visitors can view gifts from different places around the world and... More 

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Port Hueneme, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This old TV show fixture is a worthy stop for an LA visit. Main reason, you get to see how strange the city is layed out and also get to peg a few stops. You can see the Hollywood sign, Chavez Ravine, and the Griffith Observatory. Great photo stop. When it's clear you can see the ocean from the observation... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A nice free way to get a nice panoramic view of LA. Go through security on the Main St side of the building and the the elevator. We walked from the 22nd floor not realizing you can also take the elevator from the 22nd to the 26th floor and walk one flight to the 37th floor. Although it's not the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This imposing structure is best viewed from the adjacent parklands. I thoght the building to be quite attractive. We did not go inside as it was a Sunday when we were there but I am told there are good views from an upper floor.

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Trzic, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

After going through a security check you can enter an elevagor with stylish decorations that takes you up to the observation deck. There is a free access to it (unlike other tall buildings in other major cities), which is somehow surprising, but nevertheless good for us visitors. You also get to see the conference room with some interesting quotes about... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is City Hall and who cares--it has one thing going for it, you can take an elevator to the top and see a great view of the City. It is free, but you paid to park. You will ask yourself why. Locals never go here. Unless we are attending a protest or have business there, we simply don't go.... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

After clearing security, you ride the elevator to an upper floor. From there, take a second elevator to the top and walk up one more floor to the observation level where you can go outside for a 360 panorama of downtown Los Angeles. Many buildings and sites are labeled on the maps facing each direction. Definitely worth the elevator ride... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Take photos on the Spring St. side of the building or Grand Park (park right in front of City Hall) but public entrance is on the other side, 200 N. Main St. After you pass security and get your badge, you can go up to the 3rd floor where you can check out the rotunda, City Council, and a few... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Free observatory deck that offers an excellent view of the city! A hidden gem of the city, LA City Hall actually offers a great skyview of the city in all directions that goes as far out as Catalina Island on a clear day. It's best to enter through Main Street. You do have to go through metal detectors (think airport)... More 

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