As you pass through the studio gates on this leisurely walking tour, you’re immediately greeted by Tony Tasset’s arching Rainbow sculpture—a nod to the studio’s past as the home of The Wizard of Oz. The lot’s footprint has been significantly downsized since then, when it was known as the iconic MGM Studios, but the magnolia tree-lined sidewalks and clean, white Art Deco facades provide a pleasant backdrop for a trip through Tinseltown's past and present.
While moviemaking sits at the heart of the city, you'll find far more things to do in Culver City outside of the film industry. The Westside city has become an increasingly pedestrian-friendly destination thanks to the arrival of the Metro Expo Line and the revival of Downtown Culver City—near the intersection of Culver and Washington boulevards—and the designated Culver City Arts District. Whether you're looking for a classic studio tour or one of the most indescribable off-the-beaten-path museums, you'll find plenty to enjoy among these essential things to do in Culver City.