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Los Angeles River

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Address: 2960 Marsh St, Los Angeles, CA 90039-2911
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Although this river flows through the heart of one of America's busiest...

Although this river flows through the heart of one of America's busiest metropolitan areas, a large number of rare wildlife species still make their home here.

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The Los Angeles River is a famous drainage channel that goes from north to south in LA. It has appeared in many movies and video games and has become a famous icon of the city. It... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2016
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the views of Los Angeles River in early November 2016. Water levels were good. People were enjoying going out on boats in the Long Beach portion of the LA River. We also liked the lights on the bridge by the LA River. We saw this view fromt eh Queen Mary.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Rattlesnake Park, a large section of the Los Angeles River is a great place to walk, jog, ride a bicycle, and fish! This area, which is just north-east of downtown L.A. has been cleaned up and a safe place to see an actual river - with water, birds, and beautiful bridges built over 80 years ago..compared to other cities in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Los Angeles River is a famous drainage channel that goes from north to south in LA. It has appeared in many movies and video games and has become a famous icon of the city. It is not especially pretty to look at, but nevertheless, it's an icon, and it looks in real life exactly like in the movies. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

The LA River is definitely no Seine, Tiber or Thames as it's usually just a dry bed or trickle of water hemmed in by huge unsightly concrete walled flood channel walls. Best seen when passing over a bridge or if in the Vernon area. I've driven over it for decades. Hopefully urban renewal will spruce it up someday. ...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I drove down to the alas river to take some shots from the bridges and then found an access tunnel under the 4th street bridge. You can then drive down onto the concrete and take some awesome shots from the river level. Tip: In the movie Grease the race started at the 6th St bridge and went to the 1st... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

The Los Angeles river might or might not flow, you might see water near Long Beach. There is a dry concrete river bed that runs in Los Angeles in case there are floods. It will look familiar to viewers of films such as Grease the dry concrete river bed pops up a lot in movies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. Being restored. Spent an Earth Day cleaning it up. It was unbelievable what we pulled out!

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

The Los Angeles River is an oddity. In the Long Beach area there is actually water. Due to the tidal flows from the Pacific Ocean, that part of the Los Angeles River has water. Further up, one finds a dry concrete river bed. In major floods, which is a rarity for the LA area, I have seen even these concrete... More 

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Los Alamitos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Kayaked the Los Angeles River today with George and crew from LA River Exhibitions. Weather was perfect, fun on the river, alot of rocks. By the way, they hold your car keys so they won't end up in the river. More rapids and rocks than I expected so fun in the rapids, not boring, can be a little difficult if... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

I grew up in Los Angeles. I am still looking for the Los Angeles river. The LA river is a concrete drainage channel, nothing more. It is using for filing movies because it is concrete and can be driven in.

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