25380 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA, US, 91381
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The Burbank City Hall is historical and beautiful building that houses the local government. It was built between 1941 and 1943 in a Modernist style. Inside City Hall there are 20 types of marbles and 2 murals created by Hugo Ballin. When you enter City hall's lobby you can see a large mural that honors Burbank's past with pictures of the entertainment industry and airplanes.
Children will go crazy over the zany colorful building of the Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Unfortunately, the studio does not offer tours, but it's a perfect place to take a family picture. The roof is decorated with famous Nickelodeon cartoon characters and plastic green "slime."
The McCambridge Park War Memorial was built to honor the American soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the World War II. Completed in 1969, this memorial is a tribute that preserves the memories of those lost in that tragic war, so that generations to come will continue to honor them. The memorial is also where the city’s Memorial Day Ceremony takes place each year. Call for more information on upcoming events.
Los Angeles is known for glitz, glamor and luxury amenities. The Los Angeles Equestrian Center is no exception to the rule. It offers world class facilities to the horses, riders, and the audience as well. It even features conference and banquet facilities. The Polo Room is specially designed with a pane glass wall, for those who can't bear to be separated from horses too long. For a very reasonable price you can schedule private or group horse riding lessons or go on a trail.
Boasting of a 85-by-200-foot, state-of-the-art ice arena, Pickwick is home to the Pickwick Ice Center. Its "Learn to Skate" program will teach you the absolute basics of ice skating, while its advanced classes are taught by world-class coaches. The center also offers a variety of youth, college, and adult hockey programs, as well as a pro shop for all of your ice-cutting needs. If you don't like ice skating than go bowling. With 24 bowling lanes and a video arcade, you can go for a single night or join a league.
This place is heaven for train-loving tots. An interactive museum in the old-fashioned sense of the word, youngsters can climb in, around or on all the attractions, and many of them will want to do so for hours upon end. Kids can even take a mini train ride for a small fee. The antiques, which include artifacts from trains to classic cars to horse-drawn carriages, showcase the country's railway history—which is especially relevant to California. This museum is a treasure for transportation lovers of all ages.
The magic begins at Disney Studios, the international headquarters of the famous company. Unfortunately, Disney does not offer tours and you can't wander the private property on your own. However, you can still admire it's beautiful building. Everything about the building has the whimsical style of Disney, from the Mickey Mouse heads on the top of the fences to the 20 foot-tall Seven Dwarfs statues holding up the roof.
This serene burial ground is sculpted out of a beautiful, green countryside, where leafy canopies, birds and flowers add to the sense of calm and spirituality. The top choice among local Jews for memorials, this cemetery is also the final resting place of many Hollywood and TV stars: Norman Fell, Lee J. Cobb and Danny Arnold, to name a few. More recent burials include famous journalist Daniel Pearl and producer Gregg Hoffman. Jewish culture and tradition is reflected in the park's architecture and design. Call for more details.
This is the West Coast nerve center of the National Broadcasting Company. Most famous as the home of The Tonight Show, hosted by Jay Leno, this sprawling studio complex also offers compelling walking tours through sound stages and other facilities. Although reservations are always good, tickets for the NBC Studios tour are pretty easy to come by.
This is one of the final resting places of Hollywood stars, and suitably overlooks the Universal, Disney and Warner Brothers studios in North Hollywood. Though huge in its own right, the park is smaller than its Glendale counterpart, located just 10 minutes away, and there aren't too many celebs buried here. Well-known names include Lucille Ball, Gene Autry, Ricky Nelson and Steve Allen. The place also salutes the American Revolution with “The Birth of Liberty”, allegedly the largest historical mosaic in the world, and life-sized bronze statues of erstwhile presidents. Models of old-world churches also dot the scene, adding to the ambiance. Admission is free and hours are seasonal. Gather some stardust!
One of the most noted places in the world, the Warner Brothers Studio has played home to some of the entertainment worlds most famous comedy and drama series. The studio has numerous sets for various scenes all of which have excellent facilities, props and sound and light systems. On location here are also craft and set shops where patrons can purchase memorabilia. There is a tour of the entire studio which takes guests on a journey into the entertainment world with guides who are well versed with the place.
113 acres in the center of Griffith Park is taken up by the popular Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. With over one million visitors a year, the zoo and gardens are home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna from around the world. Check the website to find out about special shows and events.