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Discover 149 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Los Angeles, California

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Old Zoo
Aug 26

Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of L.A.'s old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.
Juice Magazine and Cartwheel Art tours! Jeff Ho, Buddy N Bettie, Cindy Schwarzstein, Dan Levy, and Michael Torquato DeNicola
Aug 27

Venice

Venice Beach: Dogtown

Explore the radical roots of skate, surf, and street art culture in Venice Beach with Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art Tours.
Diorama #8 "God's Universal Form"
Aug 27

Los Angeles, California

Bhagavad-gita Museum

Ready to experience Krishna's Transcendental Manifestations?
Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Sep 3

Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
Sep 9

Chatsworth, California

Vegan Food Factory

Discover how vegan mayonnaise is made on this exclusive factory tour of Follow Your Heart Restaurant.
A photochrom postcard published by the Detroit Photographic Company
Sep 10

Los Angeles, California

The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and Field Agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of LA's forgotten burial grounds.
Sep
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Oct
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Los Angeles, California

See/Saw

An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
60-inch telescope
Sep 23

Los Angeles, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.
Sep 24

Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Twilight Tour

A rare, after-hours stroll through the living history of Victorian-era Southern California.
Oct 14

Pasadena, California

San Andreas Scavenger Hunt

Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.
60-inch telescope
Oct 21

Los Angeles, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.
Circa 1987
Nov
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Los Angeles, California

Bunk Up On the Battleship IOWA

An exclusive overnight on the historic USS Iowa under some big guns.

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