Los Angeles City Hall

This gorgeous 1928 landmark building is a TV star—it was in the opening scenes of Dragnet and served as the Daily Planet building in the original Adventures of Superman. During extensive renovations, the original Lindburg Beacon was put back in action atop the hall's 13th-story tower. The revolving spotlight, inaugurated by President Calvin Coolidge from the White House via a telegraph key, was used from 1928 to 1941 to guide pilots into the Los Angeles airport. Free tours of the beautifully detailed building are available weekdays 9 to noon, and sometimes include a visit to the observation deck. You can also opt for a self-guided tour.


Free tours of the central rotunda, the press room and council chambers.

Business Hour

Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

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