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The Wende Museum of the Cold War

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Worth the trek!

Really enjoyed visiting this museum which is a bit off the beaten track if you are using public... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Californiagirl388
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I REALLY enjoyed this museum!

I highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting Southern California. I grew up during the Cold... read more

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The Wende Museum holds an unparalleled collection of art and artifacts from Cold War-era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union and offers innovative exhibitions and events to illuminate the connections between art and history, past and present.
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10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230-3738
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're intrigued by the cold war, the museum showcases many of its aspects, from culture to spying.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this museum which is a bit off the beaten track if you are using public transport. The group has an amazing collection of items from the Cold War era and are great curators. In addition, the staff are knowledgeable and happy to...More

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your kind words about the museum and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this museum to anyone visiting Southern California. I grew up during the Cold War and traveled to the Soviet Union and to the Soviet block countries--Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia--in 1968 as a student. I felt like I was entering a time...More

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Wende. Our exhibitions change 3 times a year so we hope you will join us again. Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place! Great exhibits and the tour was fascinating. Lots of examples of aesthetically appealing Cold War design of graphics, industrial design, ceramics, furniture and more. Everyone who works there has a deeper grasp of the history and culture of Cold War...More

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Wende Museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum with amazing exhibits on the Cold War. Beautiful gardens as well. A hidden gem. Highly recommend!

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Wende Museum! Hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This new museum of Cold War artifacts brings back the surreal days of mutually assured madness with chilling ease: go there and be reminded that politics didn't just go bad recently!

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Wende Museum! Hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum is beautifully designed. It provides depth and context to the 1950 to 1980 period of western history as the United States and the Soviet union played chicken with each other and kept the entire world on edge. The programing and exhibits inform...More

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Wende Museum! Hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really great trip here with a few friends the other day. The space is really nice, and definitely recommend checking out the garden. The collection is really cool. Many artistically beautiful piece, and everything thought provoking. Can't believe I didn't know this was...More

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Wende Museum! Hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this free museum because we needed to do something for a little while before our flight out of LAX (~18 min from the museum). It turned out to be a hidden gem. If you remember the cold war, or want to spend...More

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Wende Museum! Hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wende Museum has a awesome collection of objects related to the Cold War. Sculptures, paintings and films complete the exhibition.

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Chloe G, Communications and Administrative Manager at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Wende Museum! Hope to see you here again soon.

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