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Santa Monica Visitor Center

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Address: 1400 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2117
Phone Number: +1 310-393-7593
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Although familiar with the area now and drive mostly, we decided to get a bus to Venice and there are lots of buses and routes...the lady was glad to help..thanks!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although familiar with the area now and drive mostly, we decided to get a bus to Venice and there are lots of buses and routes...the lady was glad to help..thanks!

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Thank worldwide002
Omaha, Nebraska
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155 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

They had any and all information to make a trip to Santa Monica, Los Angeles and the entire metro area successful and pleasant for a visitor. Really appreciated the courtesy and helpfulness of the center attendant.

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Thank Lanamamaomaha
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you need any local information on how to find your way or local bus routes etc. then this is the place to go . On the sea front just along from the pier , very helpful staff

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Thank Jangransutton
Bel Air, Maryland
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The attendant was extremely helpful and courteous to us. She listened and answered all our questions. She provided us with good materials to help us make our own decision.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were able to ask questions and pick up maps and brochures thtat were helpful for planning our days! Nice young man working in center.

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Thank MSMom1961
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Sensible for anyone to visit if you are contemplating spending any tie in the area - so much to enjoy and you do need local knowledge to make the most of it. Well located near all the main attractions.

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Santa Monica, California
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127 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great resource with updated tips to enjoy local attractions. Maps are current with helpful tips even for locals. I've lived in the area awhile & always learn something new from the visitor center.

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Thank SMOgal
Los Angeles, California
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I bought some postcards at reasonable prices and took a photo or two...good stuff. Route 66 is always a good idea.

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Fremont, CA
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421 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Although the young lady in the booth could only answer 3/4 of our questions, she did provide a map and local driving advice.

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Santa Monica, California
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506 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

I live here and was so delighted to come upon this little information kiosk. I wanted to buy a souvenir bag for my friend in Paris and they were very helpful. They also have tons of maps and info on public transportation. I took some maps for my house guests. I highly recommend stopping here for info to get the... More 

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