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Atlas Obscura ‘Dan the Miner’

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Atlas Obscura 2018
5.12km
Hollywood’s Firefighting Museum

Discover Los Angeles Fire Department Museum in Los Angeles, California: Formerly Fire Station No. 27, the museum is a hidden gem in the heart of Hollywood.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.27km
Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence and Apartments

Discover Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence and Apartments in Culver City, California: Known as the "Hobbit Houses," these storybook homes look like they're straight out of the Shire.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.79km
The Many Plaques of Buster Keaton Studios

Discover The Many Plaques of Buster Keaton Studios in Los Angeles, California: The silent film master's legacy commemorated in all the right and wrong places.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.02km
Crossroads of the World

Discover Crossroads of the World in Los Angeles, California: A few iconic structures are all that remain of America’s first outdoor shopping mall.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.56km
Dearly Departed Museum

Discover Dearly Departed Museum in Los Angeles, California: A macabre tour of Hollywood’s deadly history.

Atlas Obscura 2021
5.36km
The Los Angeles Times Bombing Memorial

Discover The Los Angeles Times Bombing Memorial in Los Angeles, California: This grand memorial remembers the 20 members of the Los Angeles Times killed when the office was bombed.

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5.31km
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The Underground Tour of Hollywood Magic
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Atlas Obscura 2022
3.73km
Back Lot

Discover Back Lot in West Hollywood, California: Peek inside Howard Hughes' garage at this Hollywood-themed art installation.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.26km
Cardiff Tower

Discover Cardiff Tower in Los Angeles, California: This "synagogue" is not what it seems to be.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.25km
The Hieroglyph Murals at the Egyptian Theatre

Discover Hieroglyph Murals at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California: The decor of this Hollywood movie palace just barely predated the opening of King Tut's tomb.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.51km
The LAPD Kōban

Discover The LAPD Kōban in Los Angeles, California: Common all over Japan, kōbans are small community police boxes, and now one is guarding one of L.A.’s megamalls.

Atlas Obscura 2017
5.44km
Miniature Garden of Whimsy

Discover Miniature Garden of Whimsy in Los Angeles, California: A quirky collection of figurines backdropped by city views is hidden next to a popular restaurant in the Hollywood hills.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.21km
Snow White Cafe

Discover Snow White Cafe in Los Angeles, California: This Hollywood dive houses a mural painted by the artists who animated its namesake film.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.34km
Union 76 Gas Station

Discover Union 76 Gas Station in Beverly Hills, California: The dramatic upward-curving roof is one of the most iconic examples of Googie architecture that still stands today.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.74km
Stone Gates of Hollywood

Discover Stone Gates of Hollywood in Los Angeles, California: These two monoliths have stood at the entrance to the neighborhood since the days it was called "Hollywoodland.".

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.74km
Is This the Greatest Unknown Library in L.A.?

This literary treasure inspires an unusual amount of love among its scant but loyal visitors.

Atlas Obscura 2017
5.56km
The Cats Who Live Among Hollywood’s Dead

Dozens of feral felines rule a segment of Hollywood's only cemetery.

Atlas Obscura 2020
3.83km
Rainbow Bar & Grill

Discover Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, California: An Italian restaurant became a rock-and-roll hangout and the lair of the "Hollywood vampires.".

Atlas Obscura 2017
5.35km
Musso and Frank Grill

Discover Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles, California: This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where fettuccine Alfredo made its United States debut.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.53km
Forgotten Bust of José de San Martín

Discover José de San Martín Bust in Los Angeles, California: A forgotten tribute to a South American hero hidden in a cluster of traffic islands.

Atlas Obscura 2017
5.27km
The Masque

Discover The Masque in Los Angeles, California: The remains of LA's first punk club.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.28km
The Camera Collection at the American Society of Cinematographers

Discover Camera Collection at the American Society of Cinematographers in Los Angeles, California: Inside this clubhouse is a cinephile's paradise.

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5.22km
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Urban Forest Culver City Metro bike-to-work ride 2020
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Atlas Obscura 2020
2.97km
‘Celluloid’ Monument

Discover 'Celluloid' Monument in Beverly Hills, California: A tribute to the movie stars who fought to keep Beverly Hills separate from Los Angeles.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.31km
Jim Morrison Hotel Room

Discover Jim Morrison Hotel Room in West Hollywood, California: Room 32 of the Alta Cienega Motel has grown into a shrine to the Lizard King.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.95km
Hollywood’s Art Museum in a Former Masonic Temple

The founders of Guess? Jeans have turned this cavernous marble temple into a contemporary art gallery.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.97km
The Secret Elevator in the Hollywood Hills

Discover High Tower Elevator in Los Angeles, California: Instead of hoofing it up steep stairs, residents can hitch a ride on this private lift.

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3.4km
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Beverly Hills, California
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Brutalism
2.71km
Citibank
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1.39km
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A Food-Lover’s guide to The Grove and West Third, Los Angeles
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Atlas Obscura 2018
5.56km
The Bank With Mosaic Movie Montages

Discover Chase Mosaic Movie Montages in Los Angeles, California: This Chase branch is an homage to Old Hollywood.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.04km
Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle

Discover Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle in Beverly Hills, California: One of the richest places in the United States has a cursed street.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.7km
Gorgeous Rows of Vintage Street Lamps Shine on L.A.’s Miracle Mile

The Urban Light installation outside LACMA is a throwback to the early days of L.A. city life.

Atlas Obscura 2019
5.92km
The Houdini Estate

Discover The Houdini Estate in Los Angeles, California: A master of deception, Harry Houdini's greatest trick may have been living in two places at once.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.08km
A Sculptural Wonderland in the Hollywood Hills

Discover Hollywood Sculpture Garden in Los Angeles, California: This collector's home is a constant work in progress.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.68km
The Hollywood Hub for Silent Film Cowboys

Gower Gulch was the hangout spot for real-life cowboys hoping to snag roles in silent films.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.96km
Capitol Records Building Morse Code

Discover Capitol Records Building Morse Code in Los Angeles, California: The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.

Atlas Obscura 2021
0.07km
The Bust of Juan Bautista De Anza

Discover The Bust of Juan Bautista De Anza in Los Angeles, California: Anza led the first Spanish settlers from Mexico to Monterey, California in the 1770s.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.05km
Old Growth (New/Now)

Discover Old Growth (New/Now) in Culver City, California: A pair of disused Los Angeles electrical poles now glow with delicate windows into the past.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.91km
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

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Atlas Obscura 2018
5.57km
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House in the Hollywood Hills

The Samuel Freeman House is an architectural marvel at the end of a sleepy residential street.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.19km
The Babylon Court

Discover The Babylon Court in Los Angeles, California: This centerpiece of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is a recreation of a long-lost movie set.