Museum Companion to Los Angeles is the only comprehensive guide to the fascinating and diverse cultural treasures of the world s entertainment capital. It reveals that Los Angeles has more museums than any other city in the world. Indispensable for residents and visitors alike, the guide provides for the first time detailed descriptions of nearly 300 museums, historic houses, libraries with special collections, botanical gardens and zoos in Los Angeles County.
Museum Companion to Los Angeles reflects the huge cultural diversity and depth that no other city in America, and just a few in the world, can equal. In addition to providing invaluable practical information for the visitor, Museum Companion to Los Angeles features a description of every institution and its collections, with interesting historical and architectural details, as well as each collection s highlights. The book s well-designed pages and clear, concise summaries of the special sites are intriguing, whether in search of traditional art museums, historical sites, whimsical collections of all kinds or movie memorabilia. All entries include the essential information of addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, hours, directions, admission prices and handicapped access. Museum Companion to Los Angeles contains 800 color photographs many taken especially for this guide. Also featured are detailed maps and floor and garden plans enabling visitors to explore specific museums more easily. Well-researched and easy to use, Museum Companion to Los Angeles is your key to exploring Los Angeles world-famous as well as hidden treasures.