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This section features museums and other attractions related to science, technology and industrial history, including railroads, aviation and other forms of transportation. Natural history museums are listed in the "Creatures" section but may also be listed here.

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Huntington Beach, CA, USA

The American Aviation Historical Society is a non-profit organization that primarily publishes a quarterly aviation journal. . .

South El Monte, CA, USA

The American Military Museum maintains a collection of military vehicles, artillery, and equipment, ranging from World War I to Operation Desert Storm. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

The California Science Center is billed as the West Coast's largest hands-on science center. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Griffith Observatory sits on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. . .

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Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

This museum includes artifacts and buildings showing the initial usage of the Hathaway Ranch, as well as the major transition when oil was discovered in the area. . .

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San Marino, CA, USA

The Huntington is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington . . .

Pasadena, CA, USA

This attraction describes itself as "the world's largest museum of the art, inventions, and history of the videogame, amusement and coin-operated machine industries. . ."

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Carson, CA, USA

The International Printing Museum, in Carson, California, has one of the largest collections of antique printing presses in the United States. . .

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Santa Monica, CA, USA

This attraction describes itself as "part museum, part curiosity shop. . ."

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Lomita, CA, USA

The Lomita Railroad Museum in Lomita, California, is devoted to California railroad history during the steam era. . .

Riverside, CA, USA

The March Field Air Museum is an aviation museum near Moreno Valley and Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. . .

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Oxnard, CA, USA

This museum in Oxnard, Calif. displays more than 90 vintage automobiles . . .

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Culver City, CA, USA

The Museum of Jurassic Technology has been described as a satire of museums. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. . .

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Sylmar, CA, USA

The Nethercutt Museum has a notable automobile collection. . .

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Perris, CA, USA

The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California, focuses on Southern California's railroad history. . .

San Dimas, CA, USA

This museum is housed in the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe depot in San Dimas, about 10 miles east of Pasadena. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

The George C Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries was built next to the La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park. . .

Palm Springs, CA, USA

The Palm Springs Air Museum contains one of the world's largest collections of flying World War II warplanes, many of which were built in Southern California. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the world's largest automotive museums. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museums are part of an American franchise founded by Robert Ripley. . .

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Pomona, CA, USA

The Southern California Medical Museum has exhibits related to the history of medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine and pharmacy. . .

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Travel Town Museum is located in the northwest corner of Griffith Park in Los Angeles. . .

Hemet, CA, USA

The Western Science Center , formerly the Western Center for Archaeology & Paleontology, is a museum located near Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, California. . .

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