LOS ANGELES MUSEUMS


 
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Guinness World Records Museum
6764 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA/ 1323.463.6433/ www.guinnessmuseumhollywood.com

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the 2017 edition, it is now in its 63rd year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. Open: Sun - Thu, 9 am - 23:59 pm; Fri, Sat, 9 am - 1 am.

 
 
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Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer St, Los Angeles, CA 90031, USA/ 1323.225.2700/ heritagesquare.org

Heritage Square Museum is a living history and open-air architecture museum located beside the Arroyo Seco Parkway in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, in the southern Arroyo Seco area. The living history museum shows the story of development in Southern California through historical architectural examples. The museum focuses on interpreting the years 1850 to 1950, a century of unprecedented growth in Los Angeles. Volunteer interpreters give thorough tours that incorporate the history, architecture, and culture of the region. Other specialized living history events, lectures, and items of historical interest are given on a periodic basis. Open: Fri - Sun, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm.

     
     
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    Hollywood Bowl Museum
    2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA/ 1323.850.2000/ www.hollywoodbowl.com

    The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in Hollywood, California.The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 through 2003, before being replaced with a larger one beginning in the 2004 season. The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the Northeast. The "bowl" refers to the shape of the concave hillside the amphitheater is carved into. The bowl is owned by the County of Los Angeles and is the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the host of hundreds of musical events each year.

     

     

         
         
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        Hollywood Heritage Museum
        2100 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA/ 1323.874.4005/ www.hollywoodheritage.org

        The Hollywood Heritage Museum, also known as the "Hollywood Studio Museum," is located on Highland Ave. in Hollywood, California, United States. Since 1985, Hollywood Heritage has funded the preservation, restoration and maintenance of early Hollywood treasures. The museum features archival photographs from the silent era of motion pictures, movie props, historic documents and other movie related memorabilia. Also featured are historic photographs and postcards of the streets, buildings and residences of Hollywood during its golden age. Special events entitled 'Evenings at the Barn' are open to the public and regularly programmed including speakers, screenings and/or slideshows with a focus toward Hollywood's early history. Open: Sat, Sun, 12 am - 4 pm.

         
         
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        Hollywood Museum
        1660 Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA/ 1323.464.7776/ thehollywoodmuseum.com

        The Hollywood Museum is a museum in Hollywood, California that houses a collection of memorabilia from the history of American motion pictures and television. It is housed in the historic Max Factor Building on Highland Ave, designed by American architect, Simeon Charles Lee. The collection of the Hollywood Museum contains over 10,000 items including costumes, props, photographs, scripts and other artifacts. Among the exhibits are the original four makeup rooms used by pioneering Hollywood makeup artist Max Factor, one each for redheads, blondes, brownettes and brunettes. The museum is connected to a branch of Mel's Drive-In restaurant. Open: Wed - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.

         
         
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        Hollywood Wax Museum
        6767 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA/ 1323.462.5991/ www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com

        The Hollywood Wax Museum is a wax museum featuring replicas of celebrities located on Hollywood Boulevard in the tourist district in Hollywood, California, with other locations in Myrtle Beach, Branson, and Pigeon Forge. Among the wax replicas on display include those of A-List stars, classic entertainers, and legendary singers (Elvis Presley). The Hollywood Wax Museum has appeared in the following movies and TV shows: The Mechanic (1972), Wes Craven's Cursed (2005), and America's Next Top Model (2007). The Hollywood Wax Museum is also featured on the video game, Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Open: Sun - Thu, 9 am - 12 am; Fri, Sat, 9 am - 1 am.

         

         
         
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        Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
        125 Paseo de la Plaza Suite 406, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA/ 1213.485.8432/ italianhall.org

        The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (Italian: "Museo Italo Americano di Los Angeles" and abbreviated IAMLA) is a museum located in downtown Los Angeles, California, California, United States and is part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. It is dedicated to the history, experience and continuing contributions of Italian Americans and Italians in Southern California and the United States, and is the first such museum in Southern California. The museum opened in 2016 and to date, the IAMLA has presented historical exhibits on Italians in Los Angeles, including Sunshine and Struggle and a variety of educational and cultural events. Open: Tue - Sun, 10 am - 3 pm.

         
         
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        Japanese American National Museum
        100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA/ 1213.625.0414/ www.janm.org

        The Japanese American National Museum is a museum dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. It is located in the Little Tokyo area near downtown Los Angeles, California. The museum is an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program. The museum contains over 130 years of Japanese American history, dating back to the first Issei generation. It houses a moving image archive, which contains over 100,000 feet (30,000 m) of 16 mm and 8 mm home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. It also contains artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories of Japanese Americans. The Japanese American National Museum of Los Angeles and the Academy Film Archive collaborate to care for and provide access to home movies that document the Japanese American experience. Established in 1992, the JANM Collection at the Academy Film Archive currently contains over 250 home movies and continues to grow. Open: Fri - Sun, Tue, Wed, 11 am - 5 pm; Thu, 12 am - 8 pm.

         
         
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        Judson Studios
        200 S Ave 66, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA/ 1323.255.0131/ www.judsonstudios.com

        Judson Studios is a fine arts studio specializing in stained glass located in the Highland Park section (also known as Garvanza) of northeast Los Angeles. The stained glass studio was founded in the Mott Alley section of downtown Los Angeles in the mid-1890s by English-born artist William Lees Judson and his three sons. It moved to its current location in 1920 and remains in operation as a family-run business. The Judson Studios building was named a Historic-Cultural Landmark by the City of Los Angeles in 1969 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Open: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

         
         
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        Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles
        5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA/ 1323.936.7141/ www.kccla.org

        Located at 5505 Wilshire Blvd., in the Miracle Mile District, KCCLA is the axis of Korean Heritage in Los Angeles. We welcome the general public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, films, art exhibitions, multiple learning resources and much more. We encourage everyone to visit and discover something new about a nation with a history that spans more than 5000 years. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm; Sat, 10 am - 1 pm.

         
         
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        LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

        501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA/ 1213.542.6200/ lapca.org

        LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, also called LA Plaza is a Mexican-American museum and cultural center in Los Angeles, California, USA that opened in April 2011. The museum is near Olvera Street in the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, also called El Pueblo. It is next to La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles, also called La Placita or Plaza Church. The museum contains interactive exhibits designed by experience design expert Tali Krakowsky. Its president is Gustavo Herrera. It is run by the Los Angeles County, along with Los Angeles County Museum of Art and others. Open: Mon, Wed, Thu, 12 am - 5 pm; Fri - Sun, 12 am 6 pm.

         
         

        Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

        6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA/ 1323.957.1777/ welcometolace.org

        Located in Hollywood, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is a nonprofit exhibition space and archive of the visual arts for the city of Los Angeles, California, United States, currently under the leadership of Sarah Russin. In 1998, LACE inaugurated Contemporary Editions LA, a fine-art publishing venture featuring Los Angeles-based artists, with editions in its first year by Paul McCarthy, Martin Kersels, and Sharon Lockhart. The following year, space published three new editions by artists Kevin Appel, Evan Holloway, and James Welling. In 2002, LACE published Contemporary Editions by John Baldessari, Laura Owens, and Raymond Pettibon. In 2005, LACE published new editions with artists Amy Adler, Jeff Burton, and the 2006 Whitney Biennial artist Monica Majoli.Open: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.

         
         
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        Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial

        1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA/ 1323.464.2727/ www.lafdmuseum.org

        The Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial is located at Old Engine Co. No. 27, also known as Fire Station No. 27, on Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood. The museum houses old fire engines and fire apparatus, some dating from the 1880s. The museum also houses a reference library and fire safety learning center. The building was named a Los Angeles Cultural-Heritage Monument in 1976 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The Fallen Firefighters Memorial in front of the station consists of a memorial wall listing all of the Los Angeles firefighters who have died in the line of duty and five life-size statues of firefighters. Open Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm.

         
         

        Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum

        Griffith Park, 5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA/ 1323.661.8958/ lals.org

        The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum (LALS) is a non-profit public-benefit corporation founded in 1956 by live steam enthusiasts for the purpose of educating the public about railroad history and lore, and to promote live steam and scale model railroad technology. The museum is located in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. In 1956, all of the model locomotives were steam-powered, hence the name "Live Steamers". Over the years, gasoline-powered models of diesel locomotives and battery-electric locomotives and trolleys have also become popular. The museum operates a 7 1⁄2 in (190.5 mm) gauge miniature railway on which these locomotives pull trains that the public can ride. The museum also has multiple railroad layouts with smaller gauge track. Open: Sundays, 10:45 am - 3 pm.

         
         

        Los Angeles Maritime Museum

        600 Sampson Way (Berth 84), San Pedro, CA 90731, USA/ 1310.548.7618/ www.lamaritimemuseum.org

        The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is a non-profit maritime museum, located at Sixth Street at Harbor Boulevard in the community of San Pedro, in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is housed in the former Municipal Ferry Terminal building, located on the main channel of the Los Angeles Harbor. It was designed in the Streamline Moderne style by architect Derwood Lydell Irvin of the Los Angeles Harbor Department. It was built in 1941 at Berth 84, by the Works Project Administration (WPA). The Los Angeles Maritime Museum opened in 1979 as a result of widespread community efforts to save the historic building. It is the largest maritime museum on the West Coast. The museum's interior renovation was designed by Modernist architect James Pulliam. The museum is operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Open: Tue - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.

         
         

        Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

        4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA/ 1323.644.6269/ www.lamag.org

        The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is located in the Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles, California. It focuses on the arts and artists of Southern California. The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) venue that offers dramatic exhibition space for large, thematic group exhibitions that are representative of the current endeavors of area artists, and major retrospective exhibitions of work by individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution and impact on art in Los Angeles. The Junior Arts Center Gallery is a 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) venue that offers a more intimate space for oneperson exhibitions by mid-career artists who have produced a significant body of high quality work, as well as smaller thematic group shows. At times the two spaces are linked by a single, large scale exhibition occupying both galleries. Open: Thu - Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

         
         

        Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

        100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA/ 1323.651.3704/ www.lamoth.org

        The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) is a museum in Pan Pacific Park, within the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, California It is dedicated to the remembrance and preservation of the history, stories, victims, and tragic events of the Holocaust during World War II. Founded in 1961, the museum is purported to be the oldest museum of its kind in the United States. LAMOTH is always free for visitors and students because the founding survivors insisted that no one ever be turned away from learning about the Holocaust. Open: Sat - Thu, 10 am - 5 pm; Fri, 10 am - 2 pm.

         
         

        Highland Park Police Station

        6045 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042, USA/ 1323.344.9445/ laphs.org

        The Highland Park Police Station on York Boulevard in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles, California, USA is the city's oldest surviving police station. Closed in 1983, the station is now operated as the Los Angeles Police Museum. It has been designated as a Historic Cultural Monument and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building now houses the Los Angeles Police Museum, including photographs, uniforms, badges, squad cars, a paddy wagon, and bullet-riddled vehicles. The museum chronicles the formation of the LAPD from its beginnings in 1869 to the present day. The original jail cells of the Highland Park Police Station can be viewed along with a reproduction of the first police woman’s uniform in the nation worn by LAPD officer Alice Stebbins Wells in 1910. Open: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm.

         
         

        Los Encinos State Historic Park

        16756 Moorpark St, Encino, CA 91436, USA/ 1818.784.4849/ historicparks.org

        Los Encinos State Historic Park is a state park unit of California, United States, preserving buildings of Rancho Los Encinos. The park is located near the corner of Balboa and Ventura Boulevards in Encino, California, in the San Fernando Valley. The rancho includes the original nine-room de la Ossa Adobe, the two-story limestone Garnier building, a blacksmith shop, a natural spring, and a pond. The 4.7-acre (1.9 ha) site was established as a California state park in 1949. Open: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

         
         

        Mission San Fernando Rey de España

        15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345, USA/ 1818.361.0186/ missiontour.org

        Mission San Fernando Rey de España is a Spanish mission in the Mission Hills district of Los Angeles, California. The mission was founded on September 8, 1797, and was the seventeenth of the twenty-one Spanish missions established in Alta California. Named for Saint Ferdinand, the mission is the namesake of the nearby city of San Fernando and the San Fernando Valley. The mission was secularized in 1834 and returned to the Catholic Church in 1861; it became a working church in 1920. Today the mission grounds function as a museum; the church is a chapel of ease of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Open: Daily, 9 am - 4:30 pm.

         
         

        Museum of Death

        6031 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA/ 1323.466.8011/www.museumofdeath.net

        Museum of Death is a museum with locations in Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. It was established in June 1995 by J. D. Healy and Catherine Shultz with the museum's stated goal being "to make people happy to be alive". Prior to the new Los Angeles building becoming a museum, the building was the home of Westbeach Recorders, and prior to that, Producers Studio, where Pink Floyd and others recorded. The walls include deadening agents to help with recordings, which now serve to lend a quiet acoustic setting for the various exhibitions. Open: Sun - Thu, 11 am - 8 pm; Fri, 11 am - 9 pm; Sat, 11 am - 10 pm.

         
         

        Museum of Tolerance

        9786 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA/ 1310.772.2505/ www.museumoftolerance.com

        California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is a public cThe Museum of Tolerance (MOT), a multimedia museum in Los Angeles, California, United States, is designed to examine racism and prejudice around the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust. Established in 1993, as the educational arm of human rights organization, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, MOT also deals with atrocities in Cambodia and Latin America, along with issues like bullying and hate crimes. The MOT has an associated museum and professional development multi-media training facility in New York City, and announced plans in 2005 to expand to Jerusalem but construction became mired in controversy due to the building site. Open: Sun - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm.

         
         

        Nethercutt Collection

        15151 Bledsoe St, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA/ 1818.364.6464/ www.nethercuttcollection.org

        The Nethercutt Collection is a museum located in Sylmar, California. Its centerpiece is its automobile collection, which has led Autoweek to call the Nethercutt one of America's five greatest automobile museums. The Nethercutt also houses collections of mechanical musical instruments, including orchestrions, player pianos and music boxes, and antique furniture. There are also two older-model railroad cars. The collection is located at 15200 Bledsoe Street in the Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar. Open: Tue - Sat, 9 am - 4:30 pm.

         
         

        Neutra VDL Studio and Residences

        2300 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA/ www.neutra-vdl.org

        Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, the home of architect Richard Neutra, is located in Los Angeles, California. It is also known as the Neutra Research House, the Van der Leeuw House, the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II, or the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research Houses and Studio. It was designed by Richard Neutra and his son Dion Neutra. The house is currently owned by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is maintained by its College of Environmental Design. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2016. Open: Saturdays, 11 am - 3 pm.

         
         

        La Brea Tar Pits

        5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA/ 1213.763.3499/ tarpits.org

        The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch or tar—brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. The La Brea Tar Pits is a registered National Natural Landmark. Open: Daily, 9:30 am - 5 pm.

         
         
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        Point Fermin Light

        807 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA/ 1310.241.0684/ www.pointferminlighthouse.org

        Point Fermin is a lighthouse on Point Fermin in San Pedro, California. The lighthouse was built in 1874 and designed by Paul J. Pelz, who also designed Point Fermin's sister stations, East Brother Island Light in Richmond, California, Mare Island Light, in Carquinez Strait, California (demolished in the 1930s), Point Hueneme Light in California (replaced in 1940), Hereford Inlet Light in North Wildwood, New Jersey, and Point Adams Light in Washington State (burned down by the Lighthouse Service in 1912), all in essentially the same style. The original fourth order Fresnel lens was removed in 1942 and a wood replica lantern was installed in 1974. The lighthouse was saved from demolition in 1972 and refurbished in 1974, and a new lantern room and gallery were built by local preservationists. In 1972, the light was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Open: Tue - Sun, 1 pm - 4 pm.

         
         

        REDCAT

        631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, California, USA/ 1213.237.2800/ www.redcat.org

        REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts in downtown Los Angeles, located inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Opened in November 2003 as the initial professional presenting arm of CalArts, REDCAT has since garnered a reputation for groundbreaking theater and a worldwide arts following as a launching platform for up-and-coming local artists, and for introducing internationally acclaimed productions and exhibitions to L.A. audiences that are often premiering on the West Coast for the first time. Open: Tue - Fri, 9 am - 6 pm; Sat, Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.

         
         

        Ripley's Believe It or Not!

        6780 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA/ 1323.466.6335/ www.ripleys.com

        Ripley's Believe It or Not! is an American franchise, founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. The Believe It or Not panel proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, comic books, a chain of museums, and a book series. The Ripley collection includes 20,000 photographs, 30,000 artifacts and more than 100,000 cartoon panels. Open: Daily, 10 am - 12 am.

         
         

        Skirball Cultural Center

        2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA/ 1310.440.4500/ www.skirball.org

        The Skirball Cultural Center is an educational institution in Los Angeles, California devoted to sustaining Jewish heritage and American democratic ideals. It has been open to the public since 1996. The Center, named after philanthropist-couple Jack H. Skirball and Audrey Skirball-Kenis, features a museum with regularly changing exhibitions, film events, music and theater performances, comedy, family, literary and cultural programs. The campus includes a museum, a performing arts center, conference halls, classrooms, libraries, courtyards, gardens, and a café. Open: Tue - Fri, 12 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.

         
         

        Social and Public Art Resource Center

        685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA/ 1310.822.9560/ sparcinla.org

        The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a non-profit community arts center based in Venice, California. SPARC hosts exhibitions, sponsors workshops and murals, and lobbies for the preservation of Los Angeles area murals and other works of public art. SPARC hosts several community programs and artist spaces, including the UCLA@SPARC Digital Mural Lab, a "comprehensive" archive, printmaking studios, an art gallery and a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate program. According to its mission statement, "SPARC espouses public art as an organizing tool for addressing contemporary issues, fostering cross-cultural understanding and promoting civic dialogue." Open: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm.

         
         

        SS Lane Victory

        3600 Miner St, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA/ 1310.519.9545/ www.lanevictory.org

        SS Lane Victory is an American Victory-class cargo ship used in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. The ship was preserved in 1989 to serve as a museum ship in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, California. As a rare surviving Victory ship, she was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark. SS Lane Victory was named after Lane College, which was established as a high school for black youths in 1882 at Jackson, Tennessee by Isaac Lane, a bishop of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America. The school grew into a prominent liberal arts college. Open: Daily, 9 am - 4 pm.

         
         

        Travel Town Museum

        Griffith Park, 5200 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA/ 1323.662.5874/ traveltown.org

        Travel Town Museum is a transport museum dedicated on December 14, 1952, and located in the northwest corner of Los Angeles, California's Griffith Park. The history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s is the primary focus of the museum's collection, with an emphasis on railroading in Southern California and the Los Angeles area. Open: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm; Sat, Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.

         
         

        USC Fisher Museum of Art

        823 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA/ 1213.740.4561/ fisher.usc.edu

        USC Fisher Museum of Art, formerly USC Fisher Gallery, which is affiliated with the University of Southern California, is the first art museum established in the city of Los Angeles. Founded in 1939 by Elizabeth Holmes Fisher, she donated 29 paintings at the beginning. When she died in 1955, the collection had grown to 74 paintings, drawings and sculptures by European and North American artists. In 1955, Armand Hammer donated to the museum a collection of 48 works by Dutch, Flemish, German, and Italian masters of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. In recent years, the 20th and 21st centuries collections are growing fast, not only in size, but in scope. The later collections span the medias of painting, prints, drawings, photography, and sculpture. Open: Tue - Fri, 12 am - 5 pm; Sat, 12 am - 4 pm.

         
         

        Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn

        Griffith Park, 5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA/ 1310.213.0722/ www.carolwood.org

        Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn is a museum located at the Los Angeles Live Steamers (LALS) complex in Griffith Park. It is a miniature barn once used by Walt Disney as a machine shop while operating his miniature "live steam" Carolwood Pacific Railroad layout in the backyard of his home in Holmby Hills, a district of Los Angeles, California. The barn is owned by the Walt Disney Family Foundation, and operated by the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society and the Carolwood Foundation. Open: Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm.

         
         

        Wells Fargo History Museum

        333 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA/ 1213.253.7166/ www.wellsfargohistory.com

        The Wells Fargo History Museum is a group of museums operated by Wells Fargo in several states that feature exhibits about the company's history. Some of the museums' displays include original stagecoaches, photographs, gold nuggets and mining artifacts, the Pony Express, telegraphs and historic bank artifacts. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm.