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Sunset Blvd. at Gower adjacent to Sunset Gower Studio (formerly Columbia Pictures). Many early Westerns were filmed here. Studio cowboys would practice tricks on the corner between scenes.
2800 Observatory Rd. (213) 473-0800. Art deco landmark located in Griffith Park featuring a state-of-the-art planetarium and sweeping city views. (See FAMILY)
4730 Crystal Springs Dr. The largest city park in the U.S. Provides hiking and riding trails, golf, tennis, playgrounds, pony rides, travel museum, zoo and majestic hilltop observatory. (See FAMILY)
Guiness World Records Museum
6764 Hollywood Blvd. Located in the historic Hollywood Theatre building originally built in 1938. Open daily. www.guinessmuseumhollywood.com
Hard Rock Cafe
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Rockstar memorabilia on display at this popular chain. www.hardrock.com/cafes/Hollywood-on-hollywood-blvd/
The serious explorer can read Hollywoodland USA, Hollywood: Then & Now, This is Hollywood, The Movie Lover's Guide to Hollywood, The Ultimate Hollywood Tour Book, and Early Hollywood.
Historic Route 66
With increased awareness of Hollywood's Route 66, a Business Improvement District is being proposed for Santa Monica Blvd. (historic Route 66) properties from Hoover Ave. to Vine St.
4800 Hollywood Blvd. Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall and built between 1919 and 1921. Wright's abstract geometric motif based on the hollyhock flower.
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Features the re-created ¾ scale set of D.W. Griffith's 1916 classic film Intolerance. Its Dolby Theatre is the home of the Academy Awards. www.hollywoodandhighland.com
Hollywood American Legion Post #43
2035 N. Highland Ave. Glittering example of Egyptian Revival/ Moroccan art deco was built in 1929 and perhaps one of the most spectacular Veterans' facilities in the U.S. www.hollywoodpost43.org
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