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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Griffith Observatory

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art ranks marginally better than Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a TripExpert Score of 95 with recommendations from 10 sources such as Michelin Guide, Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure.

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Los Angeles County Museum of Art ranks marginally better than Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a TripExpert Score of 95 with recommendations from 10 sources such as Michelin Guide, Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Los Angeles
location

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Jazz at LACMA has run for more than 20 years, and many L.A. residents consider it a must-do in the area. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    LACMA's permanent collection of over 100,000 works includes everything from extraordinary Asian antiquities to period costumes to contemporary artworks.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Without a doubt, LACMA is the focal point of the museum district that runs along Wilshire Boulevard. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    For more than 50 years LACMA has been one of the finest art museums in the nation, housing a 110,000-piece collection that includes works by Degas, Rembrandt, Hockney, and Monet. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    LA’s premier art museum, LACMA is an Aladdin’s cave of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts stretching across ages and borders. Full Review →

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95
#3 in Los Angeles

2800 E. Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

  • 10 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Take advantage of the many free features inside the observatory including a working tesla coil, an interactive solar system display, and, on clear evenings, free public telescopes. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    This 72-year-old Greek Revival landmark on a hilltop in Griffith Park is one of L.A.'s most recognizable icons, forever enshrined in the zeitgeist by the movie Rebel Without a Cause.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    High on a hillside overlooking the city, the Griffith Observatory is one of the most celebrated icons of Los Angeles. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Made world-famous in the film Rebel Without a Cause, Griffith Observatory's bronze domes have been Hollywood Hills landmarks since 1935. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Its planetarium boasts the world’s most advanced star projector, and astronomical displays touch on the evolution of the telescope, and the ultraviolet x-rays used to map our solar system. Full Review →

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