Los Angeles Tourist Accessibility: West L.A.
Museum Row on the Miracle Mile
The Petersen Auto Museum - the museum is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for visitors who need them. Disabled parking is available. 323-930-CARS (2277)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - An elevator is located immediately inside the Wilshire Boulevard entrance of LACMA East. Through the Art for All Programs, LACMA can provide auxiliary aids and services, including wheelchairs, assistive listening devices, and text versions of audio guide information for seniors, adults, and children with disabilities. (Details: 323-857-6000) (LACMA Home Page)
La Brea Tarpits and Museum - all exhibits and theaters within the Museum building are accessible for wheelchairs. Wheelchairs may enter through the Main Entrance, located on the South side of the building; follow the suggested route through the pedestrian gate adjacent to the handicapped spaces in the parking lot. It is a long walk from the parking lot to the lobby. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out at the Main Entrance by depositing a driver's license or other form of valid identification. (323) 857-6300
Farmers Market / The Grove
The Grove - The Grove is accessible from the parking lot and from Farmers Market. All stores and kiosks within The Grove are accessible. Most of the common area is flat or accessible via ramps. The signature pond and fountain has a path that requires no steps. Every year The Grove has a large Christmas tree that is surrounded by wood chips that prevent wheelchairs from getting too close. The Grove Concierge can assist with wheelchairs. Farmers Market and The Grove are separated by a narrow alleyway that is flat -- no bumps, curbs or ramps. Phone: 323-900-8080. (The Grove Information)
- The trolley that connects Farmers market with The Grove is wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp that slides out, and then the trolley leans over a little to allow the ramp to touch the ground and provide access to an open area on the lower level. The trolley is subject to seasonal schedules, and it is more for novelty than for transportation. It moves slowly and stops for several minutes at each end, and also in the middle. Nevertheless, it is a popular feature at The Grove and Farmers Market, so the line is occasionally backed up.
Farmers Market - All shops and common areas are accessible, and wheelchairs are available for use. Farmers Market and The Grove are separated by a narrow alleyway that is flat -- no bumps, curbs or ramps. (Farmers Market Information)
Getty Center - museum in Sepulveda Pass. Access information, tips and contacts. Telephone: 310-440-7300; TTY: 310-440-7305.
Hammer Museum at UCLA - accessibility information about wheelchairs, hearing aids and shuttle drop-off at the museum. For additional information, write or call (310) 209-7912.