Angels Gate Cultural Center is located in an historic section of San Pedro, adjacent to one of the largest ports in the world, with plenty of nearby attractions to discover and explore. In this section, you’ll find a list of some of our favorite attractions, landmarks, and points of interest in the surrounding area. From local parks and nature trails to museums and shopping, there’s something for everyone. Please check with each individual location for the most up-to-date information.
Angels Gate Hi-Railers Model Railroading Club
Angels Gate Hi-Railers Model Railroading Club is a gathering place for model train enthusiasts. Members and visitors can admire and operate model trains, explore intricate miniature landscapes, and engage in the hobby of model railroading. Open to the public on Saturdays.
- More information: aghrtrains.com
Angels Gate Park
Angels Gate Cultural Center is located in the upper reservation of Angels Gate Park. The park itself is known for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and offers hiking trails and picnic areas.
- More information: laparks.org/park/angels-gate-park
Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club
A gathering place for model train enthusiasts. It is a dedicated facility where members and visitors can admire and operate model trains, explore intricate miniature landscapes, and engage in the hobby of model railroading.
- More information: belmontshorerr.com
Fort Macarthur Military Museum
Fort MacArthur Military Museum is a historical landmark located in San Pedro, California, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the military history of the United States, particularly focusing on the role and significance of the former Fort MacArthur in coastal defense.
- More information: ftmac.org
Hey Rookie Pool
Hey Rookie Pool is a historic public swimming pool that was built in 1943 for military personnel during World War II. Today, it serves as a community pool offering swimming lessons and recreational activities for people of all ages.
- More information: laparks.org/aquatic/year-round/hey-rookie-pool
International Bird Rescue
The International Bird Rescue is an organization committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and oiled birds, working towards the conservation and protection of avian species and their habitats.
- More information: birdrescue.org
Korean Friendship Bell
The Korean Bell of Friendship (more commonly called the Korean Friendship Bell) is a massive bronze bell housed in a stone pavilion in Angels Gate Park. This section of the park is alternatively called the “Korean–American Peace Park” and occupies part of the former Upper Reservation of Fort MacArthur. (Wikipedia)
Ceremonial bell ringing usually occurs at noon on the first Saturday of the month (recommencing June 5, 2020), as well as holidays including American Independence Day, July 4th, and Korean Independence Day, March 1.
- You can walk to the Korean Friendship Bell from Angels Gate Cultural Center
- Connect and learn more on the official Korean Friendship Bell Facebook page
The Marine Exchange of Southern California is a ninety-plus year old, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and efficient flow of maritime commerce throughout the region. Their records of ship arrivals and departures go back to 1923 in a string broken only by WWII. They are now the Maritime Information Center for the Los Angeles – Long Beach Port Complex.
- More information: mxsocal.org
Marine Mammal Care Center
The Marine Mammal Care Center in Los Angeles, CA, is a facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine mammals, playing a vital role in the conservation and welfare of marine wildlife along the California coast.
- More information: marinemammalcare.org
South Bay Young Marines
The South Bay Young Marines serves the South Bay area of Los Angeles, California, and provides a structured program for kids 8+ that includes physical fitness, drug prevention education, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- More information: youngmarines.org/unit/southbay/page
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Lookout Point Park
A scenic park that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, making it a popular spot for sightseeing and enjoying the coastal beauty.
- More information: laparks.org/park/lookout-point
Point Fermin Park
Point Fermin Park is a picturesque coastal park known for its scenic views and historic lighthouse, providing a peaceful and beautiful retreat.
- More information: laparks.org/park/point-fermin
Looking for a place to grab a bite to eat before or after your visit? We’ve collected a list of some local dining options, whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a sit-down meal.