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Address: 1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number:
+1 213-847-4646
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description:

A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is...

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.

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No tours on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

We visited on a Wednesday - one of the days when tours are not offered. Therefore the towers could only be viewed through the fence. However, this was fine for us because we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Freya M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday - one of the days when tours are not offered. Therefore the towers could only be viewed through the fence. However, this was fine for us because we could see the detail of the inlaid work perfectly and the towers themselves are clearly visible. We watched a short 12 minute video in the visitors centre/museum... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 1st time I ever saw these glorious Towers was in my childhood in the 50s. My folks were so interested and felt it was so important that they brought us up from San Diego to visit. (not easy in the 50s, no modern freeway to carry us there!) I now live in Los Angeles and have visited many times,... More 

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Irving, United States
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These towers are not in the best neighborhood in the world, but it was safe for us. I explained the history of the towers before we even got there, from Texas, and they found the towers very interesting. They paid close attention to the materials used.

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KUWAIT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice design of ordinary materials, really witty and distinctive design for the radio station and the idea of ​​a rare

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I live in LA, and I have visited the Watts Towers on many occasions. They impress me every time. Don't let the fact that they are in Watts stop you from going. The area around the towers feels pretty safe. You can easily take the LA metro to the Watts Tower stop. Or it is an easy drive, and there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Every Angeleno needs to make the trek to Watts Towers. It is Simon Rodia's magnum opus and nearly a hundred years after he started creating this iconic piece, it's story and his story is both an education and an inspiration. $7.00 includes a guided tour and entrance to the adjoining art gallery. Maybe we lucked out and maybe they are... More 

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Culver City, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

These Towers are unbelievably, awesome. They are made from pieces of glass, porcelain and bottle tops and stand majestically proud.

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Thank ILuv2Mingle
Los Angeles
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111 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

These great towers was design and built by an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason Sabato (Simon) Rodia. There is a very special Arts Center next to the towers. There are guided tours from Thursday through Saturday.

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Thank RChangla
Los Angeles, California
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281 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I have been living in Los Angeles for the most part since 1994 and I have Never visited the Watts Towers and Art Center up until Saturday, August 27, 2016 whereby I asked Diego to join me on this venture. I honestly was scared to go because of the area for the longest time, but on this day I just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Nice structure, something different. Lots of interesting piece of trash makes such a spectacular structure

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