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Mickey is still the king when it comes to Southland tourist attractions. Disneyland is the third most-visited theme park in the world, just behind its sister locations in Tokyo and Orlando. As Walt Disney once said, "Disneyland will never be complete as long as there is imagination left in the world." Case in point: An ambitious second theme park, dubbed Disney's California Adventure, is right next door.
The Los Angeles Zoo is located in the heart of the nations second-largest city. Each year 1.4 million visitors pass through the gates to view a collection of more than 1,200 animals from around the world.
While the Zoo has long been recognized for its collection of rare and endangered animals, recognition of the Zoos botanical collections further establishes the significant link between plants, animals, and people. As awareness of the value of plants to all life on Earth grows, so does the Zoos role as a protector and conveyor of a whole ecosystem approach to conservation, while continuing to provide a safe, meaningful environment for visitors to view the fabulous plant and animal collections that call the Zoo home.
Located on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), this garden maintains one of the most important living botanical collections in the United States,with plant specimens from all over the world. Our seven-acre garden is frost-free and therefore can exhibit many different species of tropical and subtropical plants. Approximately 5000 species in 225 families are growing here outdoors. Feel free to roam this Website to enjoy and learn about this special garden spot in Westwood.
Opened to the public in 1982, this estate is not only known as being one of the first homes in Beverly Hills, but also for its six sloping acres of veritable lush gardens featuring exotic tropical and subtropical specimens. A delight to visit any time of the year because there is always something in bloom. Terraced patio gardens connected by brick paths with fountains and ponds help create a private garden world!
Spend your day in a lush garden or sit by a waterfall and watch peacocks unfold their colorful feathers! Visit the tropical greenhouse or take a tram ride through the 127-acre garden with plant and tree life from around the world! Popular activities also include bird watching, plant shows, and educational classes and lectures. There are historical buildings to visit and a cafe to relax in. The Arboretum is a place where the whole family can enjoy a little bit of Eden!
The Museum of Television & Radio is a nonprofit organization founded by William S. Paley in 1975 to collect and preserve television and radio programs and to make these programs available to the public.
Since opening its doors in 1976, the Museum has expanded the collection to include more than 100,000 programs chosen for their artistic, cultural, and historical significance. The collection covers news, drama, public affairs programs, documentaries, the performing arts, children's programming, sports, comedy, and advertising.
The Page Museum is located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles. Rancho La Brea is one of the worlds most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world. Visitors can learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin. Through windows at the Page Museum Laboratory, visitors can watch bones being cleaned and repaired. Outside the Museum, in Hancock Park, life-size replicas of several extinct mammals are featured.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a crown jewel of Los Angeles' museums. A national leader in exhibitions, education and research, the Museum is L.A.'s second oldest cultural institution, opening its doors in 1913. It is the largest natural and historical museum in the Western United States, safe guarding more than 33 million spectacular, diverse specimens and artifacts.
Three floors of permanent exhibits enthrall the entire family with minds-on exploration. The towering "Dueling Dinosaurs," complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops in battle, greet visitors in the majestic Grand Foyer. In addition to special exhibitions, the Museum boasts magnificent permanent halls that feature grand dioramas of African and American mammals, rare dinosaurs and fossils, marine animals, Native American and Pre-Columbian cultures, and historical artifacts from California and Southwest history, as well as early Hollywood memorabilia. The exquisite Gem & Mineral Hall features the largest collection of gold in the United States. The kid-friendly Discovery Center welcomes children and families with hands-on, interactive education. Children can make fossil rubbings, dig for fossils, observe live animals such as snakes, fish and lizards and touch animal pelts. The accompanying Insect Zoo, the largest in the West, presents live insects from around the world.