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Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

6933 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(866)-841-3315
http://www.madametussauds.com/hollywood/default.aspx

ABOUT

If you love celebrities but haven’t had the luck of running into any up close and personal, Madame Tussaud’s can help. Enter the world of celebrities and movies as only Madame Tussaud’s can bring you. These extremely lifelike figures will make you feel like part of the Hollywood crowd.

See your favorite stars from all types of movie genres; westerns, classics, musical celebrities and much more. New upcoming stars are showcased as well as classic actors and actresses. Madame Tussaud’s will allow you to view awesome replicas of all your favorites, and you won’t believe they are not the real thing.

ATTRACTIONS

The moment you enter the museum, you will feel like one of the Hollywood stars. Walk down the red carpet and be greeted by Joan Rivers, just as thousands of stars have done in the past. Then join in the biggest celeb party with Beyonce, Justin Bieber and many others. You’ll see Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz, just to name a few.

Step into the classics with Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe, and feel as though you have entered scenes from your favorite movies as you see Jimmy Stewart in the snow in “It’s a Wonderful Life” or Charlton Heston is a scene from the Ten Commandments. Travel through westerns with John Wayne, get the pants scared off you when you meet up with Hannibal Lecter, or feel the need to dance with John Travolta in “Grease”.

Visitors can learn all about the making of movies, and even pose with icons like Steven Spielberg and Robin Williams. Sports fans can check out all the hottest athletes from basketball, golf and even skateboarding. Superhero movies have become all the rage, and you can relive your childhood with Spiderman, Iron Man and even Zorro. Learn how the figures are created, and you can even take home a mold of your own hand that you make yourself. In true Hollywood style, Madame Tussaud’s even includes an awards ceremony to end your tour.

REVIEW

Unlike other wax museums where you have to strain to try and figure out who the figure is supposed to be, Madame Tussaud’s figures are so lifelike you will be patiently awaiting them to get up and walk away. The details are impeccable, and the experience is like no other. Come alone or with the whole family, and enjoy the excitement of Hollywood all at your fingertips. It is definitely a night to remember in Hollywood.

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
(626)-405-2100
www.huntington.org

ABOUT

The Huntington Library should definitely be a stop on your itinerary. You don’t have to be an art collector or historian to enjoy all the library has to offer. For starters, it is one of the largest, most complete research libraries in the United States. It is here that you will find photographs, books, maps, manuscripts and many more items dedicated to British and American history.

Aside from the library, there are European and American art collections, drawings and prints, and plenty of other artifacts. The botanical gardens include over 200 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens to stroll through and enjoy.

ATTRACTIONS

The library is the home to some amazing artifacts, such as the Ellesmere manuscript of “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer. Rare books can be viewed here also, for instance a vellum copy of the Gutenberg Bible from 1455. This copy is one of only 3 that are located in the United States. From 1623, you can find a first edition print of William Shakespeare’s plays. The Huntington Library is also the home of the second largest collection of books printed before 1501. An extensive rare photograph collection can also be seen at the Huntington.

The Huntington’s art collection is quite extensive as well. A wide array of artifacts such as sculptures, paintings, tapestries and even period furniture is here for your viewing pleasure. The European collection showcases such masterpieces as Thomas Gainesborough’s Blue Boy, and a fantastic collection of 18th century French art. The American art collection dates back to the 1690s. Frederic E. Church’s Chimborazo from 1864 depicts one of the artists’ trips to Colombia and Ecuador.

The Huntington Botanical Gardens is the home to over 14,000 different plants housed in several different garden settings. Stroll through the desert area and see unique cacti and beautiful flowers. In the jungle setting the tranquil waterfall is surrounded by ferns and calla lilies. The Chinese garden includes a tea house where you can stop for a bite to eat. Young children will have a ball in the children’s garden, where they can experience many hands on activities and have fun at the same time. Head to the Rose garden and give your nose a treat as well as your eyes with over 4,000 plants in bloom. There are many other sections of the garden to enjoy so plan time to see them all.

REVIEW

The Huntington Library is a great place to stop on a gloomy day, or to get out of the heat for a bit and view a part of history.

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323)-857-6000
www.lacma.org

ABOUT

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States western region. More than 100,000 artifacts can be viewed here, and over a million people every year stop in to see them.

Visitors can view items from many different eras and cultures, including those of Monet, Rembrandt and Renoir just to name a few. A variety of musical and film programs take place at the museum, and a shop is also available for you to browse and purchase items.

EXHIBITS

Stroll through several different buildings and see masterpieces from many different time periods. View collections from modern and contemporary art, such as paintings and sculptures, American and Latin American art, Asian art, and even Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts. Items on exhibit include such artists as Matisse and a must see presentation by Stanley Kubrick. The Asian collection has some amazing screen art, silk painting and carved wood and stone items that are just fantastic.

LACMA’s film program offers classics, new releases, and independent films, so there is always something different for you to enjoy. The music program showcases quartets, orchestras and pianists with the finest music for your listening pleasure. Jazz and Latin music are also offered and enjoyed by many. Educational programs for adults and families alike can help teach you the finer points of art. Take a tour, or sign up for an art class. LACMA also houses a library so you can research or further learn about the history of art.

Make room in your visit for a stop at the bookstore or store. Choose from items that reflect some of the artifacts you may have just visited in the museum. Jewelry, books and other gifts can be purchased in the store. When your art browsing has made you hungry, head to one of the four dining venues located at the museum for some indoor or outdoor dining. You can even book a table ahead of time if you are planning a special event at the museum.

REVIEW

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a wonderful way to spend a rainy day, to get out of the heat, or just to enjoy some amazing historical and modern artifacts. They are open every day except Wednesday, and the reviews from past visitors keep millions of people returning every year.

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
(760)-747-8702
www.sdzsafaripark.org

ABOUT

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is so much more than a zoo. Sure you can see plenty of animals, but there are also live shows, animal interactions, and awesome activities and play areas for kids and adults alike.

Choose from a variety of different safari encounters to embark on, or even stay overnight at a safari camping adventure. You’ll find plenty of shopping venues and eateries throughout the park also.

ATTRACTIONS

Zoo Safari Park has some awesome excursions for you to check out. The Cart Safari is a guided tour in an open vehicle where you can choose to see the African animals or the Asian animals. Your knowledgeable guide will help you learn all you want to know about the stars of the park. View rhinoceros, giraffes, and many other animals in their own natural habitat. Cheetah Run lets you see these amazing cats run at their maximum speed of 60-70mph on a specially designed track. Behind the Scenes safari will take you into restricted areas of the park to the savannah, the jungle, or even to the veterinary center.

If you prefer a little more adventure, the Jungle Ropes safari might be just for you. Travel through the treetops on a challenging course that will have you crossing bridges, navigating moving platforms, and take you up to 35-feet off the ground. There are 3 levels to choose from. Tackle one or advance to all 3. If that wasn’t enough of an adrenaline rush for you, Flightline Safari should be your next stop. Get strapped in and fly like a bird over deer, rhinos and more at heights of 160 feet in the air. The zipline is 470-feet long and guarantees you an amazing ride.

When you decide you’re having so much fun you can’t leave the park, you might want to check out the Roar and Snore safari. Learn about different animals up close and personal. Join in the campfire for group fun. Enjoy a wonderful outdoor meal, then cozy up in your tent and sleep listening to the animal sounds around you. Wake to a delicious hot breakfast.

REVIEW

San Diego Zoo Safari Park has so many different options for you to choose from to make it your perfect day, or even an overnight. See the park from a hot air balloon, or choose an up close animal encounter. Let the kids hit the playground, jungle gym, or water play area. Guests can even choose the Ultimate Safari and design your own safari adventure. The possibilities are endless when you visit San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711-2199
(909)-624-2798
alfmuseum.org

ABOUT

Dinosaur lovers of all ages will adore this museum and all the awesome exhibits. The collection of fossils is astounding, and you are guaranteed to see things you have never seen before.

Learn all about your favorite dinosaurs, delve into the history of the museum and find out where these ancient fossils were discovered. There are activities for children and adults alike, and a wide variety of displays to enjoy.

ATTRACTIONS

The Hall of Life takes you from the beginning of human life through many years of changes. View dinosaur skeletons, skulls and many other artifacts. See the T-Rex as he once was. Get a glimpse at some dinosaur eggs. See the Amazon alligator skull fossil. Several other mammal fossils are showcased, such as three-toed horses and saber toothed cats.

The Hall of Footprints holds North America’s most complete collection of animal footprints you can find. Here you can see the footprints of North America’s oldest elephant, dinosaur foot prints, awesome bear-dog tracks, and even spider and scorpion footprints from creatures that are no longer living. Specimens found in Utah, California, Arizona and many other places are on display.

Children will love the special activity area designed just for them. They can play with the giant dinosaur puzzle. Dig in the dig pit. Compare themselves to the size of a dinosaur. They can even hear dinosaur sounds by pulling a lever. Craft activities are also offered so even the adults can get in on the fun. The museum only charges $6 per person, and children under 4 are free. Wednesdays are free days, so there is no charge. Donations are accepted. The museum offers special discounts on certain days, so be sure to inquire.

REVIEW

The museum, although small in size, makes up for it with the huge collections it holds inside. Spend a few hours and learn all about dinosaurs while viewing some amazing fossils. To make a day of your visit to the museum, why not head to the Claremont Memorial Park for some outdoor fun. Have a picnic outside and let the children play in the wading pool. This makes for a perfect end to your day.

If you are visiting later in the day, you might want to head to the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner theater for some awesome food and a musical show. A botanical garden is also located close by.

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Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323)-930-2277
www.petersen.org

ABOUT

If you are a car lover of any kind, you will absolutely love your visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Even if you aren’t a car person, you are guaranteed to enjoy your visit to the museum. There is plenty to do and see for old and young alike, and you can learn all about the history of off road racing.

Car enthusiasts will appreciate the motorcycles, awesome Hollywood vehicles, and the automotive art. Learn about the history of Hollywood vehicles and the part they play in the movies. Children can have fun in their own section of the museum.

EXHIBITS

Visitors can tour three floors of amazing vehicles and displays. In the vault, you will see things such as one of Steve McQueen’s jaguars, a VW bug that appeared in a “Herbie” movie, and even one of the Pope’s famous vehicles. Racing fans will love the Hot Rod gallery, and the Chandler gallery houses some fantastic motorcycles. The Discovery Center is a hands-on exhibit where adults and children alike can sit on different vehicles. Children can also race derby type cars and even practice their building skills!

The Hot Wheels exhibit showcases a variety of different die-cast vehicles throughout the years, along with original drawings of vehicles and other statistics. Check out the Hollywood Gallery, where you will see cars from movies and television on display.

The museum has a variety of different workshops and programs geared to all ages. Join a family activity hour full of games, crafts and even scavenger hunts. There are special story time activities and adult programs for learning all you want to know about the cars. Browse the archives for more displays of cars, trucks, motorcycles, car parts, equipment, clothing and anything else related to the car world. The museum offers group tours, and even caters private events. Summer camps and workshops are also available at the museum.

REVIEW

Whether you eat, sleep and dream cars, or you just love the look of a sleek automobile, the Petersen Auto museum is a great place to visit. The hundreds of different exhibits are exciting, educational, and interesting to see. Learn the history of your favorite automobile, or learn about cars you didn’t know existed.

You can schedule a private tour for your group so you won’t miss out on any exciting details. Our expert staff can tell you anything you need to know about the displays and exhibits.

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Natural History Museum Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213)-763-DINO
www.nhm.org

ABOUT

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has exhibits that will please both young and old alike. From dinosaur bones to precious gems and everything in between, everyone will find something exciting and interesting to entertain them.

The museum offers plenty of activities and programs to join, and even live animal encounters. Dozens of different collections are showcased for your viewing pleasure. The new butterfly pavilion is now open, and admission to the museum is free if you are active military, or for children 2 and under.

ATTRACTIONS

Come learn about animals, insects, dinosaurs and even shells at the LA County museum. Check out the dinosaur hall and view some amazing fossils of these giants. Fossils over 150 million years old are included in some of these displays. Remains were found in places like Utah, Montana and Wyoming, just to name a few.

Adults and children alike enjoy the insect zoo, featuring beautiful and sometimes creepy creatures from around the world. The velvet ant has a fuzzy, soft appearance, while the Brazilian salmon tarantula just looks outright icky. You can even touch some of the bugs! The spider hall features some amazing and beautiful web spinners for you to learn about, like the Golden silk spider, whose silk is one of the strongest fibers in the world! If bugs aren’t your thing, head over to the Gem and Mineral Hall. Here you can view some beautiful garnets, shiny silver and gold, and California’s state gemstone, benitoite. There’s even a hands-on section where you can touch some precious gems, such as meteorites, gems and a giant chunk of jadeite. /p>

The mammal hall will teach you about everything from a beaver to a moose. A large list of mammals is featured here, explaining all about the mammal’s history and life. The new butterfly pavilion is a great opportunity to see these beautiful creatures up close in their own habitat as they interact with the flowers and plants around them.

REVIEW

The museum offers awesome activities, programs and clubs for you and your children. Overnight adventures, scavenger safaris and even holiday themed exhibits like the Haunted Museum are just a few of the exciting and educational opportunities offered at the museum.

When deciding where to eat when you get hungry, you can choose to picnic under the trees for a great family bonding time, or you may decide to dine at our grill, which offers sandwiches, soups and vegetarian options as well.

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Staples Center

Staples Center

1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213)-742-7100
www.staplescenter.com

ABOUT

The Staples Center is the place to go for the biggest sports events, concerts, and other shows in the area. It seats about 20,000 people and has held about 250 events a year since its opening in 1999.

Concessions are available while at a concert or event, and aside from the usual hot dogs, pizza and pretzels, you can also find sushi, subs and sandwiches, and vegetarian and vegan food. There are plenty of accessible features to make everyone have an enjoyable visit. Large groups can even rent a suite for the best viewing experience.

ATTRACTIONS

The Staples Center is the home of all of LA’s biggest sports teams. Basketball excitement with the Lakers and the Clippers, Los Angeles Kings hockey, and the women’s basketball Sparks games can all be enjoyed at Staples. Why watch your favorite game on TV when you can get awesome seats at the Staples Center and see the action live?

Music lovers can catch all sorts of live concerts at the Staples Center. Popular bands like Pink, One Direction and Taylor Swift all perform at the Staples. See classic groups like Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones. Past performers include blockbusters like Paul McCartney, Prince and U2, just to name a few. Assisted listening devices are available, as well as binocular rentals so you can see the action up close and personal.

You can also get lucky enough to get tickets to awesome events like the Grammy awards, World Figure Skating championships, and X Games competitions. Private suites include amenities such as extra event and parking tickets, a private entrance, and even catered meals. Staples also has meeting rooms plenty large enough for your board meeting or presentation, along with items to help you with your meeting. Catering is also available for these special meetings.

REVIEW

When you are in the LA area check Staples online schedule to see if there is something playing that you might want to see. You can view the seating schedule to assure that you get the seats you prefer for the best view possible.

Come to where the action is at the Staples Center, Los Angeles and see the live event you have always wanted to see.

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Sunset Ranch

Sunset Ranch

3400 N. Beachwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323)-469-5450
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Speed Zone Los Angeles

Speed Zone Los Angeles

17871 Castleton Street
City of Industry, CA 91748
(626)-913-9663
www.speedzone.com

ABOUT

Speed Zone provides your and your family with awesome racing fun every day of the week. Single or double riders can enjoy indoor and outdoor racing fun. Choose from different tracks and cars for a different race every time.

Speed Zone is a great for spur of the moment entertainment, or to plan your child’s birthday party or your special event. There are all sorts of activities to keep everyone having a blast while at Speed Zone.

ATTRACTIONS

Grand Prix racing will give you the feel of Indy car racing or Formula 1 racing. Tight turns make this an exciting course. Turbo Track is an awesome course involving up to 20 other drivers for plenty of passing excitement. Can you beat them all to the end and win the race? Slick Trax is a unique experience where you and up to 15 others will race in bumper car-style go carts. Bump fenders while you speed around the course. Let the kids join in on the racing fun as well with Lil’ Thunder racing cars. These pint sized racers are perfect for letting the kids see what all the excitement is about. You can rest easy knowing that they will be safe as they travel around the track.

If you need more speed, check out Top Eliminator Dragsters for the adrenaline rush you desire. From 0 to 70mph in 3.5 seconds to be exact. Race one on one with your friends for the thrill of a lifetime. These dragsters are built with nothing but pure speed in mind. Quick reflexes can get you to the finish line first.

Continue your day of racing adventure with some miniature golf. Two 18-hole courses are available for your putting pleasure, and they continue the racing theme throughout. Guests can also test their bowling skills at Strike Zone. This unique bowling experience uses smaller sized balls that anyone can use, and the joy of bowling in the shoes you are wearing. If all that action still has you wanting more, check out the video game arcade and try your luck at the large variety of games. Playing the games is fun, but you will also earn tickets to redeem for prizes for even more excitement.

REVIEW

Speed Zone is perfect for rainy day adventure, or just for a family outing. Book your event or party and enjoy all day fun, time in the party room, food and beverages and much more. Don’t wait – head to the Speed Zone for high speed excitement.

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