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Catalina Island Life Museum Avalon

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Catalina Island Life Museum
Catalina Island Museum
Avalon
CA
90704
Tel: (310) 510-2414

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The Catalina Island Museum celebrates the Island\\\'s rich cultural heritage. Current exhibits include an award-winning exhibit featuring the romantic era of Catalina\\\'s steamships, Native Americans, a large relief map of the Island, Avalon\\\'s evolution into a resort community and more.
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    I live in Watts and can always see the towers on the streets or at the train station. They a one out of a few historical landmarks in LA. If you go on a tour, when I went it was only $5.00, you will gain a deeper appricaitiion for the towers. They were made by an man without formal architectural training and for the sole purpose that he wanted to do something big. A wonderful piece of art worth visiting.

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    I love Watts Towers, but had to take off a star because we were rushed through on the tour and really wanted to spend more time inside the gates. I get it, but I want what I want.

    I won't go into Rodia's whole story, as you really should pay the $7 and get a tour/support the Arts Center, but I will say this—the things that one man can accomplish without the help of modernity are simply mind-boggling. You've got to respect it, and you will when you see it.

    You can park here without much trouble, but why drive when you can take the Blue Line...Read More

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    Nice place specially given the fact that it was made by a single person over the period of 33 yrs. The tour is enriching and the tower in itself is a beautiful peace of art. Its been standing from around half a century now. My wife liked the place. Its not very crowded and there is free parking.

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    It's the perfect Los Angeles monument. Taking the craft of the "old country," in this case tiling from Italy, and re-imagining the art into a unique sculpture through a vision of one very quirky and odd immigrant.

    It's spectacular. I am always very annoyed at people in LA, especially those who supposedly love art, who has not made the effort to see this.

    To me this is far more worth seeing than the rock in LACMA.

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    The best in Wood.chop. felipe. soltero

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by Miranda Keala Priestley Norris

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I love Watts Towers, but had to take off a star because we were rushed through on the tour and really wanted to spend more time inside the gates. I get it, but I want what I want.

I won't go into Rodia's whole story, as you really should pay the $7 and get a tour/support the Arts Center, but I will say this—the things that one man can accomplish without the help of modernity are simply mind-boggling. You've got to respect it, and you will when you see it.

You can park here without much trouble, but why drive when you can take the Blue Line to 103rd St/Watts Towers? Don't let the sheriffs at 7th/Fig or the middle class Caucasians on Yelp convince you that you'll be killed by walking here. It's a pretty short walk from the station to the Center and, although the same can't necessarily be said for other parts of Watts, is down a street that feels safe enough for this reviewer. (And I'm a stone cold, people-mistrusting sonofabitch.)

The Weather

Friday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 82° F / 27° C
Humidity: 50 %
Wind: WNW - 6 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 76° F / 24° C
Humidity: 57 %
Wind: WSW - 9 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 74° F / 23° C
Humidity: 65 %
Wind: WSW - 17 MPH

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