One of the most famous locations in the United States, Beverly Hills is home to popular tourist spots Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, and Mulholland Drive. For those who want to see more of the city than just these notable streets, Beverly Hills offers myriad spots showcasing art and culture to make for an unforgettable visit.
1. Greystone Mansion and Park
This stunning 55-room mansion and 16-acre park are open to the public. The house was built in 1927 and is now recognized as a historic landmark. The house and grounds are a popular location for filming, and have served as the backdrop for scenes in dozens of films and TV shows.
2. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) displays over 120,000 pieces of art and objects that span both history and geography. They feature exhibitions as diverse as the difference between Kandinsky and Kimonos. LACMA houses collections like Asian, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art, as well as permanent installations like Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture, that have become well-known throughout Los Angeles County.
3. Beverly Hills Public Library
While it may seem strange to list a library as a tourist attraction, the library itself is a beautiful building done in Art Deco style, with archways decorating the ceiling and long windows. Lots of seating and the open, airy interior make this an ideal place to take a rest from sightseeing for an hour with a good book.
4. Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
See over 400 pieces of modern art by visionaries like Cezanne, Picasso, Magritte, and Warhol showcased in a Los Angeles estate. Docent led guided tours of this collection, the estate, and surrounding gardens are by appointment only.
5. Spadena House
Built in 1921, the Spadena House, also known as “The Witch’s House,” looks like something out of a fairytale. Constructed in Culver City, it was moved to Beverly Hills a few years later. Though it’s a private residence and as such not open for tours, the house and its storybook characteristics are still worth a look.
6. Revolver Gallery
The Revolver Gallery is a collection of Andy Warhol’s work, with more than 100 pieces on display and for sale. The gallery is the perfect place to view the best of Warhol’s iconic pop art. Visit to make a purchase or just to look around, and learn interesting information about Andy Warhol along the way.
7. Beverly Hills Trolley Tour
For those who can’t decide what to see, a trolley tour is a great opportunity to see and learn about Beverly Hills in a 40-minute ride. These narrated tours travel through the most famous parts Beverly Hills, including Rodeo Drive, showcasing history, art, culture, and more.
Home to famous people and famous locations, Beverly Hills is full of things to see. But it has more than shopping on Rodeo Drive and celebrity sightings. Rich in 20th-century history, Beverly Hills is a place of culture and art, full of unique spots to explore.
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