Top Historical Places in Santa Monica

Are you looking to explore the history of Santa Monica through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Santa Monica including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Santa Monica. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Santa Monica ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Santa Monica, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Santa Monica for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Santa Monica with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Santa Monica Mountains

    Beach, National Park, Entertainment, Play

    The Santa Monica Mountains are a part of the Transverse Range in Southern California. Located along the Santa Monica Beach, the mountains host an ample range of activities. Go trekking in the Malibu Canyon, climb up to Saddle Peak, Mount Lee and Mount Allen, enjoy the flora and fauna of the region by visiting one of the many national parks present in the mountains and soak in the Californian Na...Read more
  2. Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary And Mausoleum

    Landmark, Cemetery, Architecture , Tomb

    Apart from the beautiful architectural features of the Mausoleum, the cemetery also has tombs of celebrities who been laid to rest here. Pay your respect to the souls of Glenn Ford, Leo Carillo, Irene Ryan and Hal Smith.
  3. Anti Nuke Sculpture

    5 (346 Votes)
    Anti Nuke Sculpture

    Landmark, Monument, Entertainment, Concert

    The Chain Reaction Sculpture or the Anti Nuke Sculpture is a peace monument and public art sculpture made up of stainless steel and fibreglass surrounded by concrete. The sculpture shows a mushroom cloud created by a nuclear explosion. Designed by cartoonist Paul Conrad and built by Peter M. Carlson, the 5.5-ton, 8-meter (26-foot) high sculpture was installed ...Read more
  4. Palisades Park

    4.6 (2326 Votes)
    Palisades Park

    Beach, Park, Walking Area, Statue

    The Palisades Park is spread across 26 acres. It is located along Ocean Avenue, offering splendid views of the Pacific Ocean. A sculpture named ‘Gestation III’ is well known because of its alignment with the setting sun. The park ambience include statues, petanque courts, picnic areas and restrooms.
  5. Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

    Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

    Landmark, Stadium, Monument, Architecture

    A national historic monument, the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome used to house a Looff Carousal designed and built by the famous Charles I. D. Looff and his son Arhur. Hippodrome were open air stadiums in ancient Greece where horse and chariot races used to take place. Deriving his idea from there, Mr. Charles I.D. Looff created a masterpiece. Although the original carousal was sold off, the Hip...Read more