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The Great Wall of Los Angeles

12920 W. Oxnard Blvd., Valley Glen, Los Angeles, CA 91401
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Amazing art, amazing stories

Little known art gem free to the public, the Great Wall of LA is about a half-mile stretch of the... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
randylee223
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Los Angeles, California
All of California history in less than a mile

This extremely well done mural depicts all of California history from ancient times to the late... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Globe_trotter_100
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12920 W. Oxnard Blvd., Valley Glen, Los Angeles, CA 91401
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Little known art gem free to the public, the Great Wall of LA is about a half-mile stretch of the Tujunga Flood Control Channel which is the site of an incredibly visionary project bringing the City of Los Angeles, professional artists, kids from the community,...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This extremely well done mural depicts all of California history from ancient times to the late 20th century, largely from the point of view from the inhabitants. Many history books tell how the Spanish missionaries came to California to enlighten the natives. Well, that's not...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

I have been admiring this landmark throughout my entire life and it is a great perspective on history and the struggle. It is a respected piece of art that shall be enjoyed for generations to come. My Cousin Josh has a replica of a couple...More

Thank Stu G
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Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Great Wall of Los Angles, we were there and its a wonderful description of history. It's located on the cement wall of the Los Angles river. Its easy to find of your GPS. If you drive by the high school go back and turn...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the most amazing mural which depicts the history of California through the 1950's. There are many panels I'd never heard of before that I want to research. The mural itself is of significance as it is among the top three longest murals in...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is a wonderful history of LA/CA from a leftist perspective. It's 1/2 mile of art work, planned by a well-known public artist and professor and painted by 400 students and their families beginning about 40 years ago and restored a few years ago. Easy...More

Thank RomeTheSecondTime
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Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is an amazing public art piece that should not be missed by either art fans or history buffs. Begun in 1976, the Great Wall of LA depicts the history of the area primarily from the perspective of its human inhabitants. It begins with prehistory,...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2015

What an amazing accomplishment and vision. The refurbishment of this expansive mural has brighten and re-energized the mural, the colors now pop! An experience off the beaten path and not your ordinary are "scene". Well worth the trip, experience, and conversations of LA's history that...More

1  Thank JAR411
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Reviewed June 9, 2015

I know many tourists like commercial things or big-deal attractions, and this isn't among them. It's a half-mile-long mural painted by local people depicting the history of California and Los Angeles. Colors are bright. The mural is clean and free of graffiti -- maybe because...More

1  Thank 44Boppa
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Reviewed February 8, 2015

Maybe this is worth seeing if you have a car to get there but on public transport, we had to walk a long way or wait a long time for buses. It was kind of cool but not worth the hassle to get there. I...More

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