Los Angeles,Ca.

Hollywood Walk of Fame
DESCRIPTION: Compared to a map of the African American stars compiled by Soul Of America in 1994, the number of Black celebrities
added to the Walk of Fame Hollywood Chamber of Commerce numbers well over 100 of more than 2000 stars today
DAYS & HOURS: 24/7
ADDRESS: Hollywood & Vine Streets  MAP
PARKING: street
TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland And Hollywood-Vine Metro Stations
WEBSITE: calendar for adding stars

Guinness World Records Museum
DESCRIPTION: Provides outstanding family entertainment that will shock And amaze you from the tallest man to the silliest oaf
ADMISSION: Adults $13, Ages 6-12 $7, Age 5 & under FREE
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-Midnight
ADDRESS: 6764 Hollywood Blvd  MAP
PARKING: street
TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland Metro Station
PHONE: 323-463-6433

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum
DESCRIPTION: Has nearly 300 fascinating artifact exhibits collected by world-famous traveler Robert Ripley; be astounded by the strange,
the odd And the unbelievable - guaranteed
ADMISSION: fee; collect a discount coupon from their website
DAYS & HOURS: 10a-Midnight
ADDRESS: 6780 Hollywood Blvd  MAP
PARKING: street
TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland Metro Station
PHONE: 323-466-6335

Hollywood Wax Museum
DESCRIPTION: Sculptors use photos And actual measurements transform lumpen clay into the perfectly proportioned bodies of celebrities;
the maddening attention to detail is exemplified by hundreds of thousands of individual hairs inserted on every head to replicate their
likenesses; the tailors match the who’s who list of celebs with costumes worn in famous roles And photos;
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-Midnight
ADDRESS: 6767 Hollywood Blvd  MAP
PARKING: street
TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland Metro Station
PHONE: 323-462-8860

Staples Center
DESCRIPTION: The home of five professional sports franchises - NBA Los Angeles Lakers And Los Angeles Clippers, NHL Los Angeles
Kings, AFL Los Angeles Avengers And WNBA Los Angeles Sparks; seats 19,000 in the basketball configuration; when LA Live completes
construction next door, the combined sports-entertainment complex will rival Universal CityWalk And 3rd Street Promenade as a people
ADMISSION: pro basketball & hockey ticket prices
DAYS & HOURS: October-May basketball games
ADDRESS: 1111 South Figueroa Street  MAP
PARKING: garages next door
TRANSIT: Convention Center/Staples Center Metro Station
PHONE: Box Office 

Dodger Stadium
DESCRIPTION: Home to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team since 1962, this historic stadium awes you with a breath-taking view of
downtown Los Angeles to the south; green, tree-lined Elysian hills to the north And east; And the San Gabriel Mountains beyond; the 56,000-
seat stadium also features a 90-minute Championship Tour that gives fans an opportunity to view Dodger Stadium as the players do in
restricted areas And view the ballpark from a whole new perspective, including from the Press Box. ADMISSION: pro baseball ticket prices
DAYS & HOURS: April-September baseball games
ADDRESS: 1000 Elysian Park Ave in ‎Chavez Ravine  MAP
PARKING: on lot
PHONE: 323-224-1507 or 323-363-4377

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
DESCRIPTION: Each year 1.4 million visitors pass through the gates to view a collection of more than 1,200 animals from around the world;
along with the Children’s Discovery Center, Sea Lion Cliffs recently arrived; Gorilla Reserve, Elephants Forest exhibit And Golden Monkeys
exhibits come online; the 113-acre site hosts botanical gardens And features the California Condor Recovery Program which has helped
rescue the condor from certain extinction
ADMISSION: Adults $12, Age 62+ $9, Ages 2-12 $7, under 2 free
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 5333 Zoo Drive  MAP
PARKING: free on lot
PHONE: 323-644-4200  

Griffith Observatory
DESCRIPTION: Opened 1935 And enjoying a long run until closing from 2002-2006 for its first comprehensive major renovation And
expansion; the $93-million project resulted in Samuel Oschin Planetarium new dome, star projector, digital laser projectors, seats, sound
system, And lighting, is arguably the finest planetarium in the world; Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon, a 200-seat presentation theater
expands the Observatory's programming And education capabilities beginning with a 20-minute film in which Leonard Nimoy presents the
history, renovation, And future of the observatory; the Griffith offers both optical And solar telescopes for free public viewing each day And
evening when skies are clear; the triple-beam Zeiss Solar Telescope is one of the largest such public instruments in the world; plan on
visiting 3-4 hours And enjoy the cafe; also the site of the famous James Dean And Natalie Wood movie, Rebel Without A Cause;
reservations And pre-parking info via the website are required before visiting
ADMISSION: free, but a fee is charged for the planetarium
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri Noon-10p, Sat-Sun 10a-10p
ADDRESS: 2800 East Observatory Road  MAP
PARKING: on approach street
PHONE: 213-473-0800

Page Museum & La Brea Tar Pits
DESCRIPTION: Tar pits is a misnomer, its really asphalt formed from marine plankton deposits that over 40,000 years have chemically
transformed into an oil byproduct; the sticky asphalt trapped all manner of animals, including dinosaurs from the Ice Age to the 20th
century; since 1908, fossil remains uncovered include mastodons, saber-tooth tigers, And wolves in North America; admission to the Pit
area is free
ADMISSION: $6 Adults; $3.50 seniors And students, $2 for ages 5 to 12
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 5801 Wilshire Blvd in Hancock Park  MAP
PARKING: across the street for $5
PHONE: 323-934-7243

California ScienCenter
DESCRIPTION: Their tagline is Science that entertains beyond your wildest expectations" And its!; Creative World shows how human
beings use communication, construction And transportation technology to enhance living; World of Life shows how living things have
much in common: look at cellular organisms under a microscopes, learn about animal about reproduction, see how animals get energy
defend themselves, see baby chicks hatch on most days; World of Life is about the life processes all living things have in common; ride a
bicycle suspended high above the floor; a 50-foot, animated, see-through human model shows how blood moves around the body; features
a science camp during the summer months; Goose Bumps lets you learn about the science of fear And our responses to various phobias;
Weingart special exhibits gallery is home to traveling exhibits; Explorastore is divided into themed worlds that the reflect exhibits in the
center; Sketch Foundation Gallery hosts numerous Air & Space exhibits as well; also features a 7 story tall IMAX theater screen
ADMISSION: FREE entry museum; IMAX costs $3.75 to $7.50
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 700 State Drive in Exposition Park  MAP
PARKING: garage on premises
PHONE: 213-744-2019 or 323-724-3623;