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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • Educational Institution

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

With spectacular buildings such as a Romanesque library, the parklike campus of UCLA makes for a fine stroll through one of California's most prestigious universities. In the heart of the north campus, the Franklin Murphy Sculpture Garden contains more than 70 works by artists such as Henry Moore and Gaston Lachaise. The 7-acre Mildred E. Mathias Botanic Garden, home to some 5,000 species of plants from all over the world, is in the southeast section of the campus, accessible from Tiverton Avenue. West of the main-campus bookstore, the J.D. Morgan Center and Athletic Hall of Fame displays the sports memorabilia and trophies of the university's athletic departments and championship teams.

Campus maps and information are available at kiosks at major entrances, and free two-hour walking tours of the campus are given on most weekdays at 10:15 and 2:15 and on Saturday at 10:15. The main entrance gate is on Westwood Boulevard. Campus parking costs $12, but there's also a lot at UCLA Parking Structure 4 off Sunset Boulevard that only charges you according to the time you stay—starting at as little as $1 for about 20 minutes.

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Bordered by Le Conte, Hilgard, and Gayley Aves. and Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90024, United States



Website: www.ucla.edu

Published 11/12/2015


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