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Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Obscura

You don’t have to be rich to live in Beverly Hills, but you do have to be weird.

Beverly Hills is known the world over as a city of wealth, prestige, and extravagance. However, scratch just below the surface and you'll find one of the most diverse, historic, and authentically bizarre communities anywhere.

This October, join Adam Papagan (The OJ Tour, There’s a Place) for an alternative look at America’s strangest small town. Nestled within the city limits we'll explore exotic flora, architectural oddities, and a revolving cast of eccentric residents—plus the fast cars, trendy boutiques, and multi-million dollar homes that give the neighborhood it’s international reputation.

Adam Papagan is an artist, comedian, and talk show host from Los Angeles, California. His past projects include immersive video installations and collaborations with outsider musician David Liebe Hart. Adam is a professional tour guide and creator of The O.J. Simpson Tour and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Tour. He is also host of The ASMR Talk Show.

Notes for this adventure:

Meet in front of the giant Beverly Hills sign in Beverly Gardens Park, located on Santa Monica Blvd between N Beverly Dr and N Cannon Dr.

Suggested Parking: Park in one of the three split level parking structures located off Santa Monica Blvd roughly between Rodeo and Beverly. It's metered parking but you can stay for up to 3 hours.

This is a fast paced, two mile walking tour. Please dress for the weather. 

No public bathrooms until the end of the tour. Please come prepared.

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