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    18 Things No One Tells You About L.A.

    There's more than meets the eye in the City of Angels.

    1. We have the oldest operating McDonald's.

    2. We have "the shortest railway in the world" in DTLA.

    3. We have one of the most surreal museums in the world.

    4. There's a giant ballerina clown in Venice.

    5. We can get a little taste of Mexico by visiting Olvera Street.

    6. We have a restaurant that is straight out of the Old West.

    7. We can make our own one-of-a-kind soda at Galco's Soda Pop Stop.

    8. There is a street lined with Victorian-era houses in Echo Park.

    9. We have a secret garden that pays homage to The Wizard of Oz.

    10. We can actually get a version of a Dole Whip in West Hollywood.

    11. There is a woman known as the "billboard queen" who drives around in a pink convertible.

    12. There is an honor system for wine at C&O Trattoria.

    13. We have an '80s-themed speakeasy in Koreatown.

    14. There are eerie underground tunnels that you can explore in DTLA.

    15. We have the best tendon outside of Tokyo.

    16. There is a turn-of-the-century optic device in Santa Monica.

    17. There is an office building shaped like binoculars in Venice.

    18. There is an observation deck on the 27th floor of City Hall.