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The Magic Castle
A kitschy hilltop mansion just a couple of blocks from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Magic Castle is an exclusive nightclub and restaurant for magicians (and their fans), open only to members and the guests they invite -- or to guests of the adjacent Magic Castle Hotel. There is a strict dress code here, and visitors to nighttime performances must be 21 years or over.

A Los Angeles Historic and Cultural Monument, the house was originally built as a private home in 1909, but sold to a collective of magicians in the early 1960s and retrofitted to include various secret rooms and features. The main entrance, for instance, has no discernable door; a secret word must be whispered to an ornamental owl in order to be granted passage. Performances here, held five nights a week in three different theaters, are given by the world’s most skilled magicians and passionate fans, including actors Neil Patrick Harris, Steve Martin and Jason Alexander.

Magic Castle memberships are generally available only to magicians who must go through a thorough application process, but a temporary, non-magician, non-resident Open Sesame membership (available to those who live outside of the California Counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino) can be purchased for $250. Valid for only one month, Open Sesame allows the member and one guest to visit the club Sunday-Thursday and during Saturday brunch, requires both reservations and dining in order to attend shows, and incurs additional admission charges for additional guests.

Practical Info

Limited access is also granted to those who book a room at the Magic Castle Hotel. Set beside the club at 7205 Franklin Avenue, the 40-room property features an array of one- and two-bedroom suites, as well as a few single rooms that include the privilege of making reservations for performances and meals at the Magic Castle itself. There’s an on-site swimming pool, and both Wi-Fi and a bakery breakfast are complimentary for guests.
Address: 7001 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-6.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-5.30pm
Admission: Temporary Month Membership: $250
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30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign

30-Minute PRIVATE Ferrari California Driving Tour To Hollywood Sign

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Explore the Hollywood attractions behind the wheel of an exotic sports car. Get the unforgettable and unique experience to test drive a Ferrari California on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along the streets of the City, on a sightseeing tour up to the Hollywood sign viewpoint, and feel the adrenaline of driving such a powerful vehicle! Come back home with plenty of wonderful memories of you and the gorgeous Ferrari.
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Small-Group Haunted Hollywood Tour

Small-Group Haunted Hollywood Tour

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Combine the glamour and glitz of Hollywood with some dark lore on this haunted Hollywood tour. With a guide in the lead, you'll visit some of the most haunted locations in the area, listening to tales you won't hear on a typical Hollywood tour. Talk about local crimes, accidents, and traumas that have taken place at some famous locations. You'll even have a chance to try to contact some spirits if you're brave.
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Hollywood Boulevard’s Haunting History and Hidden Gems: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Hollywood Boulevard’s Haunting History and Hidden Gems: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

To many, Hollywood Boulevard is nothing but a tourist trap trading on its glory days during the Golden Age of Cinema. But there are secrets here, for those who go looking, and sometimes the dustiest rooms – and grittiest streets – yield the most fascinating treasures. The stories on this self-guided Hollywood walking tour will lead you back to the beginnings of this neighbourhood. We’ll seek out rock legends, the perfect martini, and the best place to enjoy it. There’s a museum with a strange connection to the guillotines of the French Revolution along the way, and a certain hotel where you might hear the sounds of a trumpet – even when nobody is playing. Nobody you can see, that is.
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Hollywood Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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This Tourist Scavenger Hunt takes you up and down Hollywood Boulevard with a few side trips to see various interesting things you're expecting to see, and other things you didn't know where there. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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Lost Souls of Hollywood Blvd: GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Lost Souls of Hollywood Blvd: GPS-Guided Audio Walking Tour

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Listen to a group of three podcasters turned ghostly tour guides through your smartphone! Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play! With 16 points of interest on this 1.5 mile tour, you'll visit a number of famous locations and hear about the history behind Hollywood Blvd's haunted locations and lost souls. Haunted highlights include the Knickerbocker, Hollywood Pacific & Pantages Theatres, Boardner's by La Belle and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go! Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour too.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are The Magic Castle hours of operation?
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The Magic Castle hours of operation: Mon-Thurs 9am-6.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-5.30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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