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Address: 1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number:
+1 213-847-4646
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is...

A unique folk-art masterpiece, this 99-foot-tall group of steel towers is decorated with scrap metal, bed frames, bottles, ceramic tiles, and thousands of seashells. One of LA's famous local landmarks, the towers were created by a construction worker who toiled over them in his spare time for 30 years until their completion in 1954.

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I stay near by so I see it daily. I never seen anything like this. It amazes me how someone could take old bottles, glasses and bottle caps to create something this unique.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
marykaygirlm
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Compton, California
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Compton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stay near by so I see it daily. I never seen anything like this. It amazes me how someone could take old bottles, glasses and bottle caps to create something this unique.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Simon Rodia's 'Watts Towers' is a magnificent testament to the power of the human spirit and determination. Constructed over more than three decades using primarily scrap materials, one man built a remarkable series of tall towers and other works of art to testify to his longing for his native Italy, which he had not seen since he was young. He... More 

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Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to the States many times and figured it was about time we visited this place. It didn't disappoint. The actual towers were was closed the day we were there, but we still got to see all we wanted. The visitor centre was open and they had a great video of the sculptures history. Glad we finally made it... More 

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Southern California and have never been to the Watts Towers until this year! What an amazing feat this man accomplished in the 1920s! Pictures do not do it justice. You need to take the 30 minute tour and walk around, in, under and through the towers to experience the extreme detail of his art!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I was a kid I've heard about the legendary Watts Towers and the heroic grassroots efforts that saved this unique structure from demolition. Finally made it here, and it was definitely worth the trip. This landmark sits in a very modest neighborhood in Watts, just down from the railroad track (now light rail corridor) and across the street from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday - one of the days when tours are not offered. Therefore the towers could only be viewed through the fence. However, this was fine for us because we could see the detail of the inlaid work perfectly and the towers themselves are clearly visible. We watched a short 12 minute video in the visitors centre/museum... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The 1st time I ever saw these glorious Towers was in my childhood in the 50s. My folks were so interested and felt it was so important that they brought us up from San Diego to visit. (not easy in the 50s, no modern freeway to carry us there!) I now live in Los Angeles and have visited many times,... More 

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Irving, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

These towers are not in the best neighborhood in the world, but it was safe for us. I explained the history of the towers before we even got there, from Texas, and they found the towers very interesting. They paid close attention to the materials used.

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KUWAIT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nice design of ordinary materials, really witty and distinctive design for the radio station and the idea of ​​a rare

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I live in LA, and I have visited the Watts Towers on many occasions. They impress me every time. Don't let the fact that they are in Watts stop you from going. The area around the towers feels pretty safe. You can easily take the LA metro to the Watts Tower stop. Or it is an easy drive, and there... More 

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