Los Angeles
Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Temecula, CA, USA

Steampunks in Temecula.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Los Angeles brewery has a steampunk/neo-Victorian vibe. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Autry Museum of the American West is a museum in Los Angeles dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. . .

Acton, CA, USA

"Welcome to The Barnyard, where we have wagons, antiques and more. . ."

Long Beach, CA, USA

Bianca's rents and sells historic costumes ranging from ancient times to the Roaring 20s, including Victorian and Edwardian garb. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles, California. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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

Fullerton, CA, USA

California State University, Fullerton is a public comprehensive university in Fullerton, California. . .

Santa Monica, CA, USA

This art and design studio specializes in handset letterpress, and includes a large collection of wood and metal type. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dapper Cadaver describes itself as "a specialty prop shop. . ."

Burbank, CA, USA

Dark Delicacies describes itself as "America's Home of Horror. . ."

Los Angeles, CA, USA

This restaurant, housed in an old powerplant in downtown LA, is designed to resemble a 1920s speakeasy . . .

Altadena, CA, USA

A large, indpendent thrift shop near Pasadena in the San Gabriel Valley. . .

Pasadena, CA, USA

The shop describes itself as "a contemporary cabinet of curiosities" and "a truly unique gallery experience. . ."

Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Greystone Mansion, also known as the Doheny Mansion, is a Tudor Revival mansion in Beverly Hills. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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

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. . .

Santa Ana, CA, USA

The Heritage Museum of Orange County is home to two historic structures. . .

Oxnard, CA, USA

This site consists of numerous historic buildings that were moved to a single block and restored. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Heritage Square Museum is a living history and open-air architecture museum located in Los Angeles. . .

Topanga, CA, USA

This store in Topanga Canyon area sells antiques and vintage clothing, including apparel from the Victorian era. . .

San Marino, CA, USA

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

Carson, CA, USA

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

Santa Monica, CA, USA

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

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The League of S.T.E.A.M. (Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparition Management) is an American performance art troupe. . .

Lomita, CA, USA

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

Los Angeles, CA, USA

This Hollywood bowling alley touts its "one-of-a-kind blend of edgy steampunk aesthetic. . ."

Oxnard, CA, USA

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

Culver City, CA, USA

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

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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

Sylmar, CA, USA

The Nethercutt Museum has a notable automobile collection. . .

Santa Ana, CA, USA

The Old Orange County Courthouse is a Romanesque Revival building that was opened in September 1901. . .

Perris, CA, USA

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

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. . .

San Dimas, CA, USA

"This group is for anyone interested in creating costumes for Cosplay, Steampunk, and Anime characters. . ."

Pomona, CA, USA

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

Orange, CA, USA

This group includes about 75 steampunk enthusiasts in Orange County. . .

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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

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