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Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Quick facts about Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is a wide double-jointed pier in Santa Monica, California, United States, at the foot of Colorado Avenue. It features a small amusement park, concession stands, and viewing and fishing areas.

Built in 1909, The Santa Monica Pier was the West Coast’s first concrete pier. It quickly acquired a reputation among locals as Santa Monica’s best fishing spot. The Looff Hippodrome was opened in 1916, now a National Historic Landmark and home to a beautiful carousel, built in in 1939. In 1941, they unveiled the iconic neon sign of Santa Monica Yacht Harbor.

Today, this is one of the most popular and recognizable landmark of Los Angeles and favorite gathering for both locals and visitors. The Pier was featured in many movies.

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Interesting facts about Santa Monica Pier

  • The La Monica Ballroom was located on the pier in 1924 and was the largest ballroom in the US, able to hold more than 10,000 visitors.
  • The Santa Monica Pier is susceptible to the California weather phenomenon called “June Gloom”.
  • The Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier is solar powered.
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