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Pershing Square

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Address: Boundaries are South Hill St, South Olive St, West Sixth St, and West Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
09:00 - 17:30
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Not as Google describes but still a cultural insight

Google calls this an artsy park with summer activities. Yes there are some aging art pieces and someone flew a wind based piece over part of the park, but the real attraction... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Huntington Beach, CA
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Huntington Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Google calls this an artsy park with summer activities. Yes there are some aging art pieces and someone flew a wind based piece over part of the park, but the real attraction here is the way the park fits a vital role in the City of LA's life. The Metro is just across the street and Union Station is an... More 

Thank RichardfromHB
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pershing Square has a lot of history and is an attraction in the heart of the city. According to the website, there are different programs going on at the site throughout the year. Through the eyes of a traveler, it is another attraction site with not much do do and to see. A good place to sit for drinks and... More 

Thank Prawet J
Lodz, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

heart of the city. But I don't understand why - in LA there are no people! In NY in the same place there are crowds. But here on the ice there were only 3 people...

Thank Piotr H
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I would've loved to have given this a higher rating but one half of the park was a farmers market while the other half was closed. I would've liked to have walked around more without seeing the place filled with a lot of homeless people. It sadly becomes a sore eye.

Thank pixiedreamer
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Located in the heart of city surrounded by high rise building. It's a nice area to in the downtown but nearby can find homeless people too.

Thank joanadventure
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This colorful city square located in the jewelry district, high rise buildings surround it. sometimes there are lunch time activities, summer music play, winter ice skating. Screen the busy street traffic, but I think in it people should see the busy street to enjoy people watching.

Thank RChangla
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I originally intended to see the Liquid Shard exhibition in the square, but it was over by the time I visited. Still, I decided to go and check out the square before taking class at Bar Method a couple of blocks away, and I am glad I did. The space is bright and colorful--a nice break from the stern facades... More 

Thank Sylvie S
Grayson, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Nice area to listen to music, have a picnic on the lawn, eat dinner from a food truck. So much going on at this one spot in the city that changes often... nice to have in downtown LA among buildings, shops and restaurants.

Thank katork
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

First of all a disclaimer: I was here in July 2015, and what I'll write about is highly dynamic, so it might be completely different each time of year. However, the review might still be relevant for tourists. Pershing square is probably the most famous public square in LA. It appears in a lot of popular culture and media, and... More 

Thank Ynhockey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

While walking around we stumbled upon this location. We were absolutely amazed at the hand made crafts from Morocco. The artist themselves were selling the items and very friendly. If you want a truly unique piece of work you must go here.

Thank Golgo8

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