Velaslavasay Panorama

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Ben Spooner
League City, TX24 contributions
Closed until 2019
Aug 2018
I went to visit on a Tuesday afternoon and was told they had been closed for a year and wouldn’t be open until sometime next year. There are events on during some weekends but no panoramas to see at the moment.
Written 22 August 2018
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rollngstone
Milwaukee, WI1,396 contributions
Very unusual / a step back in time
Jan 2016 • Friends
I visited this with a family member last time I was in LA. I thought it was fascinating. Before film, tv and world travel accessible by just about anyone, they had these "Panorama Theaters", where you could get a glimpse of distant lands.

This is one of the last ones --- Climb the stairs and you'll find yourself on a central observation deck surrounded by Arctic scenes, accompanied by a howling wind sound track. Very kitschy, and might be underwhelming unless you can imagine living back in the early 1900s, and trying to imagine the Arctic that they'll never see in person.

The garden was nice also.

To see some great photos of the V Panorama, go to LA Explorer and find the article "Visiting Velaslavasay Panorama"
Written 15 December 2016
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Mark B
Las Vegas, NV325 contributions
Unique to me
Jan 2016 • Couples
Well this place was unique to me. As I have no sense of reference to compare this to I gave it 3 stars.

Apparently this was a form of art work many years ago. Basically you're surrounded by artwork so you can imagine yourself in a far off place.

There is a small garden in the back of the building. The one staff member was as helpful as she could be.

I actually found the old building to be more interesting than the artwork.

Parking is non-existent. You have to find somewhere along the street to park.
Written 10 March 2016
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Kenneth L
Los Angeles, CA421 contributions
Good Effort
Jun 2014 • Couples
I wanted to like this museum. Panoramas like this were once popular attractions and this museum preserves the memory. First a small space has temporary art exhibits. Then a narrow corridor leads to a theater and an outdoor tranquil garden behind the building. I almost missed the panorama off to the side through another narrow corridor and up a small winding stair.

In the days before TV, movies, and air travel, this is how people saw the world. A scene from some exotic location would be painted on this 360 degree canvas and people would envision these locations.

There are many presentations throughout the year.
Written 10 August 2014
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