The side-by-side location of the two attractions below puts the city's Mid-Wilshire district on this list. Most who ride transit here will come aboard the 720 Rapid Bus or Wilshire's venerable 20 line. Hollywood admirers of fine art and wooly mammoths can catch the 212 down La Brea, which ends at the I-105 Green Line station, or the Fairfax Avenue 217, which reaches the West L.A. Transit Center.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- If a special exhibit of Van Gogh or Winslow Homer paintings comes to town, this is probably where you'll come to see it. But there's always plenty to see and do at what is (after all) the county museum of one of the world's largest cities. The LACMA folks are nice enough to offer a host of free kids' activities on Sunday afternoon in the courtyard.
- Page Museum
- Twenty thousand years ago, dire wolves, saber-tooth cats and other Ice Age animals perished in the foul-smelling asphalt that still bubbles from the pits at Wilshire and Curson. Today, visitors can see their fossils on display at the adjacent Page Museum. Be sure to stop at the Fossil Preparation laboratory while there, if you'd like to watch a paleontologist at work.
- Museum of the Holocaust
- Holocaust survivors who met in a 1961 ESL class pooled photographs, concentration camp uniforms and other artifacts to form LAMOTH, which introduces visitors to the genocide of European Jews during World War II. The museum now lives in a spacious new facility in Pan Pacific Park, and can offer tours with Holocaust survivors and after-the-tour art activities. (But please note: some LAMOTH exhibits arenít suitable for younger students.)
Page 6: Mount Washington