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Best History Museums in Los Angeles

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Japanese American National Museum

This attractive museum is both a study of the life of Japanese-Americans and a celebration of Japanese-American art. The museum has presented a number of art exhibitions tackling several different mediums, including photography, film and sculpture. The subjects of some past exhibitions have included "Asian American Artists and Abstraction, 1945-1970", and "The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road."

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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La Plaza - La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Focusing on the Mexican American experience in Southern California and the greater Los Angeles area, this cultural center celebrates the influence of the culture and its people. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes is located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781 on a sprawling 2.2 acre campus. The center is home to two historic buildings, and a lush public garden. Take a peek at rotating exhibits, partake in an educational program or attend one of their many on-going events.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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California African American Museum (CAAM)

This museum is devoted to Afrocentric artwork. It is a large space and has plenty to offer its visitors from painting to sculpture to multimedia installations by African-American artists. The owners also feature artists from the past and historical exhibits. There are many rotating exhibits as well, like the Rhythms of the Soul, a showcase of the instruments of Africa. The museum store sells artwork and other items related to the museum.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Since 1913 this museum has been delighting people of all ages with entertaining exhibits about our world, both natural and cultural. Visit such wonders as the rarest shark in the world, a zoo full of insects and 20 complete dinosaur skeletons. A number of special exhibits are presented throughout the year.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

The Page Museum shares the same location as the La Brea Tar Pits, so after you've witnessed the Pits which once entrapped Ice Age mammals, you can step inside and view the fossil remains. There are massive displays of mammoths, saber-toothed cats and an incredible collection of dire wolves. There are also exhibits of insects, plants and birds. Especially fascinating is the display of the skeletal remains of the La Brea Woman who is said to have lived about 9000 years ago. This is an extraordinary experience for the entire family.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Recognized as the oldest holocaust museum in the United States, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is a great museum of the dedication to remembering the past. This beautiful structure is a museum that offers tours and welcomes it's visitors. The museum showcases the history and past of Holocaust and the events of World War II.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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