Time Travel Mart Hosts a Tour of Curious Los Angeles Locales

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…

As part of Obscura Day (a day of exploring hidden places in cities across the world), The Time Travel Mart will be hosting a tour of several of Los Angeles’ more obscure and hidden locations. The bus takes off from the Time Travel Mart (1714 W. Sunset) this Saturday, March 20 promptly at noon. Tickets are $30 (you pay when you get there), and a bagged lunch will be included.

More juicy details:

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and Atlas Obscura are teaming up to lead a special bus tour of some of Los Angeles’ most time-specific places. We will travel back to the days of cane sugar sodas, panoramic paintings, and whimsical marionette performances.

John Nese, soda afficionado and owner of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop, will share some of his favorite bubbly beverages of yesteryear. Box lunches will be provided at Griffith Park’s Old Zoo, where we will picnic among the spirits of the apes and climb into abandoned animal cages from the 1930s.

Travel from one extreme locale to another at the Velaslavasay Panorama, where we will trek into a 360-degree display of the arctic north and explore a carnivorous plant garden. Finally, witness a puppetry performance and backroom tour of Bob Baker’s Marionette Theater, the longest-running of its kind in North America.

Go here for more info and to reserve your spot!