Watts Towers

1765 E 107th St (at S Wilmington Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90002
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    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
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  • "... structures were built by Italian immigrant Sabato Rodia over 33 years from 1921 to..." (2 tips)
  • "Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center explores..." (2 tips)
  • ""Naïve art" towers decorated with found shards built by Italian immigrant Simon..." (2 tips)
  • HISTORY

    This collection of 17 interconnected structures were built by Italian immigrant Sabato Rodia over 33 years from 1921 to 1954. They were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990.

    HISTORY · March 31, 2010
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  • The Standard

    LA (See) Definitely worth the short drive into South Central LA. These folk art sculptures are iconic Los Angeles at its best.

    The Standard · November 23, 2010
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  • Zak L.

    Great neighborhood, bring the kids! Awesome for a night time stroll around the area.

    Zak L. · May 26, 2010
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  • Jacki M.

    A treasure in Los Angeles. everyone should see it!

    Jacki M. · February 5, 2010
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  • SEGA

    One of my favorite places in Los Angeles. Built by hand (no power tools) with found objects, these towers are an amazing testament to art and perseverance. - Kellie, Community Manager

    SEGA · May 29, 2012
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  • Joseph K.

    If visiting, try to go on the guided tour to really appreciate & have a real feel for the place & it's creator. Checkout the "boat"!

    Joseph K. · April 2, 2013
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  • Buford B.

    "Naïve art" towers decorated with found shards built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia between 1921-54 BY HAND. Take the Metro Blue Line to 104th to see it and DO NOT WANDER! Watts is still the ghetto.

    Buford B. · June 22, 2012
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  • char z.

    Take the tour to get inside the gates. $7 adult entry.

    char z. · February 16
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  • Los Angeles

    Watts Towers represent 33 yrs of work by an Italian immigrant who made the project his life. Similar to the style of Catalan architect Gaudí, 17 structures represent the American Native art movement.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
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  • Marvin A.

    Although the towers is a bit interesting. There is no point in driving to a very dangerous place to see them. Don't waste your time and don't risk your life.

    Marvin A. · July 6, 2013
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  • Pacific Standard Time

    Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center explores the role of civic government in the development of the arts in LA. Open through 2.12.12.

    Pacific Standard Time · February 3, 2012
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  • AngelenoLife

    Bring a 40

    AngelenoLife · November 24, 2011
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  • BMW i

    Watts Towers are 17 interconnected up-reaching structures decorated with found objects. Get up close and discover the adorning materials your own way.

    BMW i · November 10, 2011
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  • ExperienceLA

    "Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Art Center" chronicles the evolution of the space into a community arts center. Read more

    ExperienceLA · October 25, 2011
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  • Ashy M.

    If you fear 'The Hood', come early in the morning. It's typically quiet, no one bothers you and the view is breathtaking.

    Ashy M. · May 30, 2011
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  • Brian

    Total dump. Don't be fooled. Only the naive and artsy-fartsy folks with white guilt would consider this a treasure.

    Brian · May 5, 2011
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  • sarah o.

    bring your camera. $7 for a guided tour.

    sarah o. · January 17, 2010
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  • Curbed

    Simon Rodia built the 3 Watts Towers by hand over 3 decades, from the 1920s-1950s. They're made up of steel rods wrapped in wire mesh and coated in cement. Read more

    Curbed · March 19
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  • Norma R.

    The GARDEN STUDIO with public artworks, a turtle pond, California Native Herbal Sankofa Labyrinth, and Italian Herbs is not to be missed. The Artists-in-Residence are currently creating mosaic art.

    Norma R. · February 18
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  • Norma R.

    Also visit the GALLERIES in the Watts Towers Arts Center and the Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center. Take a Tour of the Towers see the William Hale film on the creation of the Watts Towers.

    Norma R. · February 18
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  • William G.

    Amazingly beautiful work.

    William G. · September 29, 2013
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  • Ryan N.

    Made famous by Homer Simpson.

    Ryan N. · August 11, 2013
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  • Brett P.

    Like nothing else.

    Brett P. · July 20, 2013
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  • Rj A.

    Great place to take young one to see some great history stories

    Rj A. · June 26, 2013
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  • UCLA Volunteer Center

    UCLA Volunteer Day 2012: one hundred UCLA students will be here on September 25 to prepare a community garden!

    UCLA Volunteer Center · September 25, 2012
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  • Habibi R.

    Ghetto ass Watts lmao

    Habibi R. · April 13, 2012
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  • Angelica S.

    Sooo worth the short drive!!! Very interesting & beautiful!

    Angelica S. · March 13, 2012
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  • The New S.

    1/28/2012 The New Short Fiction Series, LA's longest running spoken word series, presents From The Ashes Revisited, in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: Art & Culture in LA 1975-80 Read more

    The New S. · January 14, 2012
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  • William P.

    Almost a hundred feet tall.

    William P. · December 11, 2011
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  • Green is Universal

    The Watts House Project is a place for Tower residents to connect with artists and other volunteers to revitalize the neighborhood and re-imagine the environment through community involvement.

    Green is Universal · November 11, 2011
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  • PacificStandardTime

    1960s–70s—Watts Towers Art Center was an important gathering place for artists who were not represented by the city's art galleries, especially when the center was run by artist Noah Purifoy in 1964. Read more

    PacificStandardTime · October 6, 2011
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  • @radiofootage

    why is this a national.historical monument?

    @radiofootage · September 19, 2011
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  • Brenda N.

    Don't get out of the car at night!

    Brenda N. · September 1, 2011
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  • carolyn c.

    check out the Watts House Project across the street.

    carolyn c. · April 27, 2011
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  • Palladium Boots

    This is one of Odette Annable's favorite spots.

    Palladium Boots · April 1, 2011
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  • Johnny Ace O.

    I'm the mayor, ya dig? {{-_-}}

    Johnny Ace O. · March 24, 2010
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