Leimert Park Plaza

Los Angeles

This park sits at the southern end of Leimert Park, though its appeal is diminished by the constant swirl of traffic on busy Crenshaw Blvd to the west.

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1. Leimert Park

0.09 MILES

The soft lilt of a saxophone purrs from a storefront. Excited chatter streams from a coffee house. The savory aroma of barbecue wafts into the steamy…

2. Art + Practice

0.15 MILES

Founded in 2014 by artist Mark Bradford, art collector and philanthropist Eileen Harris Norton and community activist Allan DiCastro, Art + Practice…

3. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles


Dinos to diamonds, bears to beetles, hissing roaches to African elephants – this museum will take you around the world and back, through millions of years…

4. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

2.62 MILES

Built in 1923, this grand stadium hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the 1959 baseball World Series and two Super Bowls, is the temporary home…

5. USC Fisher Museum of Art

2.71 MILES

The university's art museum presents changing selections from its ever-expanding collection of American landscapes, British portraits, French Barbizon…

6. California Science Center

2.74 MILES

Top billing at the Science Center goes to the Space Shuttle Endeavour, one of only four space shuttles nationwide, but there's plenty else to see at this…

7. Rose Garden

2.75 MILES

This stately garden in front of the California Science Center opened to the public in 1928 and today displays 145 varieties of plants.

8. California African American Museum

2.87 MILES

CAAM does an excellent job of showcasing African-American artists and the African-American experience, with a special focus on California and LA. Exhibits…