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Not exactly in the safest part of the world, but during the day, nice.

This is in a very depressed area of Los Angeles and I would avoid this like the plague during... read more

Reviewed today
ashebroe
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Walnut
Watts Towers!

I see that some of the reviews that weren't so good but it depends on what you are looking for and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chiman45
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Roswell, Georgia
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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...more
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Reviewed today

This is in a very depressed area of Los Angeles and I would avoid this like the plague during evening or night. But in the light of day, it is safe enough and certainly one of the most unique cultural visitations you will find anywhere!

Thank ashebroe
Reviewed 1 week ago

I see that some of the reviews that weren't so good but it depends on what you are looking for and looking at. I looked at it as seeing a part of history in a traditionally bad part of L.A. I see it as a...More

1  Thank chiman45
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Just know it is located in a neighborhood that isn’t filled with tourists. It was great to see it in real life honestly. My daughter appreciated seeing this infamous structure.

Thank Judelyn V
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Absolutely off the beaten path. This was put together by a local man and it was his lifetime work. He was an Italian immigrant and the tour opened my eyes to a history of LA that few talk about.

2  Thank Marian G
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Sorry but up close the sculptures are ugly and in a really bad unsafe neighborhood in Los Angeles. There is also no parking and you need to be standing in people's front yard to take a picture. There are drug addicts wandering around as well.I...More

3  Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

First you have to know it is located not in the safest districts of LA, so be sure to keep an eye on the surroundings. Secondly, you will need approximately 30 minutes to look around and find out the craziness and talent behind the structure....More

2  Thank 786malgorzatac
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I really loved this wondrous sculptural arrangement and the creativity and sheer willpower involved in creating it. Make sure you visit when the tours are offered and make time to visit the nearby two buildings containing art exhibits in addition to the outdoor garden with...More

1  Thank Barzinji
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Showed up on a day it was closed. I never had seen the towers up close and in person. But being there you certainly could admire the efforts put into the towers. Around the property there is basically a self guided tour. It shares the...More

1  Thank lowbuxlux
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Be informed that Watts Tower is under restoration now (will be approximately until 2020, they say) so you can't get inside. Probably for that reason, there is no admission fee, but you can still see it from outside the fence and can also get a...More

11  Thank Chia2005
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Watts Towers were built by immigrant cement worker and tile setter Simon Rodia. The construction began in 1921 and continued for about 39 years. They are massive, skyward spiralling, tapering columns that basically consumed all of Rodia’s yard and literally towered over his home....More

1  Thank Tony K
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mariewt
29 March 2018|
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Response from JennyLS48 | Reviewed this property |
There is but I think the towers are closed for refurbishment.
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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
9 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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