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Watts Towers

1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
+1 213-847-4646
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Concrete and rebar

Spawned in the burbs of Watts LA, a low income crime area, a creation of towers built by a man who... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Raroboy
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Canada
Pretty Cool Structures in an Eerie, Sketchy Place

Some of the art work is nice and kind of reminds me of Gaudi with its folky eclecticism but don’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colby S
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Irvine, California
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“art center” (6 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spawned in the burbs of Watts LA, a low income crime area, a creation of towers built by a man who had concrete and rebar for materials. This is an historical site and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the art work is nice and kind of reminds me of Gaudi with its folky eclecticism but don’t expect to see these structures off the freeway as they’re much smaller than you’d expect. Honestly I was also put off by the surrounding area...More

Thank Colby S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who work onsite are helpful and dedicated. The actual artwork is inspiring and best seen on a tour. The DVD afterwards is not long, and it has some great images and music to accompany the soundtrack of people speaking. You can also look...More

Thank JJKFETP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These rebar, concrete and tile towers were built over about a thirty year span from the 20's to the 50's. The creator then moved away and never came back. Go here, pay the $7 for the tour, it is worth it. Wander through the art...More

2  Thank craigclark
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once before, I had driven to Watts Towers, but the gates were locked and the gallery was closed. This time, I got a guided tour of the towers with a lovely gentleman. A broadcast journalist, he had the most mesmerizing voice and was in command...More

Thank evanscaribbean
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I read about the Watts Towers before visiting LA. While the reviews were all over the board, it sounded worthwhile. During daylight hours the Watts area did not seem as scary as many make it sound. Actually, it was kind of interesting, especially if you're...More

Thank archman8
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Watts Towers have long been talked about but I personally was not impressed. I could have used the time for something more interesting.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Watts Towers is one of those classic Los Angeles landmarks. It was created by the artistic vision and crafted by a single man Simon Rodia, several decades ago. Whereas many artistic creations, of this caliber, are lost to the hands of time, the city and...More

4  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was in the Watts district of Los Angeles for a meeting and was only a few blocks from the Watts Towers. Having lived in LA all my life, this was really the first time that I saw the Watts Towers close up walking around...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I would not rate that site in such a high place and define the twoers as "must see" just "nice to see" is enough the site it is located on the way to the airport if you have half an hour before arrival to the...More

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claudineSanDiego
19 November 2017|
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Response from geotech522 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed. Do check the hours as the Watts Towers are not open every day and the hours are limited.
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Charlotte M
8 September 2017|
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Response from KTITA | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 1.5 hours. There's a tour and a video, plus some art exhibit worth seeing. I had a good time there, and totally recommend it.
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Virginia M
14 September 2015|
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