SENIORS VISIT CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA



Seniors take in Heart of Screenland

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My local Sunday paper featured an article on the Top Ten Readers Choice Awards for Arts DistrictsCulver City, California was one of them, thus this blog today. Senior visitors to Culver City will find a unique collection of contemporary art galleries, boutique restaurants, artist studios,  and retailers.

It was Harry Hazel Culver, a real estate developer, who tacked his name on the city. Today the city is mostly surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, but also shares a border with unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

Culver City is located in western Los Angeles County with a population of nearly 40,000. It’s called the “Heart of Screenland.” Since the 1920s, Culver City has been a significant center for motion picture and later television production, best known as the home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios.

Seniors Find Long History in Culver City

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The Hughes Aircraft Company also called Culver City home from 1932 to 1985. The history of the city goes way back and archaeological evidence suggests a human presence in the area of present day Culver City since at least 8,000 BC. The region was the homeland of the Tongva-Gabrielino Indians who held a presence in the region for over 8,000 years.

TripAdvisor has a list of suggested “don’t miss” sites for senior visitors. Topping off that list is the Museum of Jurassic Technology that is said so be an offbeat museum that is home to many bizarre relics.

One visitor commented…”I finally made it here and it was definitely worth the trip. One of the most compelling places to visit. This is a museum about museums.  The actual exhibit is secondary and almost arbitrary. It is how it is presented, how you approach it, how it speaks to you without you actually learning anything or it making sense.”

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Running a close second for favorites is The Wende Museum (German “Wende” = turning point) and Archive of the Cold War… a museum and educational institution in Culver City. The Culver City Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 52 years…  a favorite for much of the local citizenry.

Senior Visitors Enjoy the Studio Lot

Senior travelers will find activities and events going on all year long such as the Fiesta La Ballona, the George Barris Culver City Car Show and Music in the Chambers.

For me, I think I might just head first for the Sony Pictures Studio and enjoy the Studio Lot. It’s one of the world’s most best known locations for motion picture production dating back for nearly a hundred years.

The lot has been the site of many famed classics that includes Mutiny on the Bounty, Grand Hotel, Ben-Hur, The Wizard of Oz, and Singin’ in the Rain. Senior visitors will experience an engaging city to enjoy. -jeb

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