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“Interesting”
Review of Watts Towers

Watts Towers
Ranked #73 of 590 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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 I think it is worth a visit. Aside from the guided tour around the towers, there is also a short movie about the man who built the towers himself, Sabato Rodia, over the course of 30 years. Check it out!

Thank KTITA
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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 right--30 min's for the tour, and 10 minutes to watch the video on the tower creator, Simon Rodia. Everything about this attraction is quirky and fascinating.

Well worth the $7 charge for a tour, which is scheduled on the hour and the half (be sure to bring cash!)

1  Thank TrDCpr
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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 not a very safe area to be in.

3  Thank Metrotorrance
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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 tour guide, Ms. de Torres, is filled with such knowledge and narrative expertise. The art gallery is wonderful to walk through and the neighborhood is vibrant.

1  Thank Fernando_BOSguy
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

You will not be disappointed. Great way to spend a hour or two. Take the tour, watch the movie in the museum and look at some local art. Our tour guide, Howard, was funny, informative and kind.

Thank S B
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