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LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

1. LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

Gain entry into the Medieval Torture Museum in Los Angeles with this attraction ticket. Discover one of the largest torture museums in the United States. Explore the museum with an audio guide and learn about the terrible history of punishment, torture, and executions from humanity's darkest times. Enter the 6,000-square-foot exhibition and get your audio guide from the greeter. Follow the guide's instructions to learn about the hundreds of examples of torture, interrogation, restraint, and execution devices. Explore the museum at your own pace, seeing a variety of grisly instruments of torture and execution from throughout human history. Gain a greater understanding of how the devices worked by viewing the wax sculptures depicting executioners and victims. While you explore the museum, you can also participate in the thrilling Ghost Hunting Experience by downloading the app.

Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

2. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

Explore one of the largest vintage car collections in the world. See a vast array of over 100 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles displayed over three floors and 25 galleries. Admire the artistry and extravagance of iconic vehicles while learning about the engineering behind them. Marvel at Italian Maseratis and Japanese “supercars.” Discover interactive exhibits which will entertain the whole family. Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute inspired by the animated film. Watch as your favorite cars characters explain how the mechanical systems that make cars work. Paint and personalize virtual cars. Race and color your own Cars character to take home. Kids can zoom toy cars around a racetrack. Get behind the wheel of a virtual race car with the Forza Motorsports Experience. Choose one of 8 curated experiences and feel what it’s like to burn rubber on the racetrack.

Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of LA Entry Ticket

3. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of LA Entry Ticket

With your day ticket, you’ll discover the past as you explore the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s world-class Dinosaur Hall with over 300 real fossils, 20 complete dinosaurs, and ancient sea creatures. The Museum also features the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how scientists work on fossils in the Dino Lab and watch as dinosaurs come to life in the Dinosaur Encounters show. Learn how Los Angeles came to be in the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit. Discover nature on a stroll through 3.5 acres of the Nature Gardens to find hidden secrets and the wildlife space attracts. Learn more about local plants and animals in the Nature Lab. Follow an epic evolutionary story that spans 65 million years. See 240 specimens in the Age of Mammals, including skeletons from mastodons to whales, and animal dioramas from North America and Africa and more. The Gem and Mineral Hall houses over 2,000 spectacular specimens, and in the vault, you can see diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other exquisite gems.

Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

4. Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

Learn about the Battleship of Presidents and see how sailors lived during your visit to the Battleship IOWA Museum. As you walk onboard you'll be greeted on the quarter deck and be given a safety briefing. Appreciate Iowa’s graceful, narrow lifted bow as you look forward up the sloped deck. Stand in front of turret one to get an up-close and personal look at the barrel of a 16-inch 50 caliber Mark 7. Continue a level above the main deck and see inside the captain’s cabin. Learn about president Franklin D. Roosevelt's custom-built bathtub, the first aboard a USN vessel. It was built for his stay on board because of his inability to take showers due to polio. Next, you'll see The 03 level flag bridge. Hear about the history of the ship and how only IOWA’s 03 level conning tower was armored among the four ships of her class. As you move toward the stern on the 05 level you'll get a closer look at the replicas of the 20mm Phalanx CIWS guns. Continue along the tour route, which will lead you down to a narrow deck behind one of the 5-inch gun mounts. Take a moment to walk around the large fantail when you reach the main deck. The self-guided tour includes free use of the award-winning mobile app and the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt. This application contains a great deal of information that will enhance your experience.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tickets

5. Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tickets

Meet your favorite stars -- past and present -- at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. See over 100 life-sized, lifelike wax figures of famous celebrities. Meet the wax version of movie stars like Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, or Johnny Depp. See details of Stephen Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino. Pose on the red carpet with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Angelina Jolie or perform on stage with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Over 100 figures put you in the action and in the picture with legendary film greats and the pop icons of the present.

Los Angeles: Getty Center Museum Guided Tour

6. Los Angeles: Getty Center Museum Guided Tour

Explore one of Los Angeles' top sights with an art historian on a guided tour. Visit the Getty Center Museum and discover facts and revelations about the architecture and J. Paul Getty in addition to the impressive art collection. See works by Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Bernini, Monet and van Gogh. Meet your guide at the Getty Museum Tram or in the Front Entrance to the Museum and prepare to journey through time. Before you start your tour, let your guide know if you want to focus on a specific art period or want an overview the highlights of every period of art. Stroll through the impressive art collection, from illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to paintings from the Middle Ages to the late nineteenth century’s post-Impressionism.Meander through the museum's six buildings with your guide and enjoy the best panoramic view of Los Angeles. At each gallery, you will be amazed by "peek behind the canvas" from your guide. Learn how each artist impacted history and the future as you discover little-known facts about them. As you pass through the Renaissance paintings, learn why and how so many nudes are featured and how symbolism was used before the masses became literate. Visit the Dutch Masters and learn why they painted so many dead bugs, wilted flowers, and objects that were not from their country! After you see the highlights of the permanent collection, head to the Decorative Arts Pavilion. Marvel at historical items belonging to the French Kings and Marie Antoinette before finishing your tour.

Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

7. Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

Discover science in action and make discoveries right alongside the scientists. Step into the past and experience the Ice Age come to life as you explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling. See what excavators have uncovered today at the active fossil excavation site. Enter the museum and watch as scientists clean and study the unearthed fossils right before your eyes in the Fossil Lab. The museum showcases the best fossils, animals and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. It’s a gateway back to the Ice Age, right in the heart of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Guided Walking Tour

8. Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Guided Walking Tour

Travel to Italy without a plane ticket with this guided tour of The Getty Villa in Los Angeles. Explore this near replica of a luxurious Roman residence that was uncovered from the ash of Vesuvius in Herculaneum. Choose between a 1-hour and 2.5-hour tour. Meet your guide and begin your walk through time. Learn about ancient Greek and Roman art that spans Explore 4,000 years of ancient art, from the Stone Age to the final days of the Roman Empire. See items like a Roman-era mummy. Make your way to the second floor to uncover temporary exhibitions featuring works of art from museums around the world and Getty's own collections. Take stroll thorugh verdant gardens that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Admire its fountains and exquisite mosaics.

Los Angeles: Arts District Bike Tour & Urban Adventure

9. Los Angeles: Arts District Bike Tour & Urban Adventure

This easy bike tour is round trip from Grand Central Market, and takes in a part of LA even many locals don't know about. Get an insider’s view of Los Angeles’ most vibrant downtown neighborhood on a bike tour of the Arts District alongside a local guide. Take all the pictures your phone can hold as street art and murals are the stars here. Explore the warehouse walls that international artists flock to. On this 7-mile, flat ride you'll learn about the history of the Arts District neighborhood, future development, and all about the "crews" who claim alley walls with their colorful, multidimensional street art. Visit Hauser and Wirth's museum-caliber gallery and browse works of art in this converted former flour mill. As you stop at fascinating artwork and landmarks your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and the people who have lived here. Finally, arrive back at the Grand Central Market. Your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of the nearest subway station or bus stop. Or feel free to ask them for local recommendations on great places to eat or drink nearby.

Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Private Tour

10. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Private Tour

Enjoy a private 1-hour tour of the highlights of the Petersen Automotive Museum, which gives a more personalized and in-depth experience. The Petersen Automotive Museum boasts one of the largest vintage car collections in the world. See a vast array of over 100 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles displayed over three floors and 25 galleries. Admire the artistry and extravagance of iconic vehicles while learning about the engineering behind them. Marvel at Italian Maseratis and Japanese “supercars.” Learn about the cars on display in the Hollywood Gallery on the History Floor. See hot rods and customs on the Industry Floor. Take a close look at the masterpieces on in the Mullin Grand Salon on the Artistry Floor. Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute inspired by the animated film. Watch as your favorite characters explain how the mechanical systems make cars work. Paint and personalize virtual cars. Race and color your own Cars character to take home. Kids can zoom toy cars around a racetrack. Get behind the wheel of a virtual race car with the Forza Motorsports Experience. Choose one of 8 curated experiences and feel what it’s like to burn rubber on the racetrack.

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I went with my son and a friend to visit the Petersen Auto Museum. It was a first for all of us. No matter what your level of interest is in "things automotive," this collection is a real treat. A blend of the old and the new, classic and everyday rides, and staple and concept cars, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The section on the history of Elon Musk and the Tesla brand is a fascinating journey through the mind of an automotive and engineering genius. We did not visit the famous Vault collection of cars which is an extra attraction, so we we have a good reason to return for another look. The McLaren collection is another bonus for race car enthusiasts. On another note, the museum is near the Fairfax Farmer's Market which is an LA historical landmark where one can buy a variety of specialty cuisine and novelty items. I wish parking were cheaper at the Petersen. It actually doubles the price of admission. In spite of this, I highly recommend a visit to the Petersen Museum.

Although short in time, we added the Getty tour in our schedule and the whole experience paid off. Ellen our tour guide customised the tour to our needs and our 4 children were really eager to participate and actively follow. Ellen was lively, sweet and pinpointed details that kept them focused and intrigued throughout. She even offered them small gifts at the end of the tour! PS. The building is a gem. Unfortunately we could not see much of it and the surrounding area in this unprecedented foggy afternoon but we will be definitely returning.

The private tour guides were outstanding and had very interesting stories- they have a heart for these cars and their histories! The food at the restaurant was excellent! Highly recommend investing in a private tour. The fried trumpet mushrooms were a unique and outstanding appetizer! All of the volunteers and paid staff were very professional. It's easy to see why the Petersen has been awarded the best museum in the United States several times!

The Getty museum is spectacular. The building and location are amazing. And the collection is stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour with Ellen. She is great. We travelled with three teenagers and they also loved her 2 hour tour and stayed focussed on her great stories for the whole period. Highly recommended!

You spend hours, depending on your time, and enjoy very realistic statues of famous performers from past and present. I had a lot of fun and found the height difference between me and many of them. It was great!