The foot statue of the angel Moroni atop the temple can be seen for miles.
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A visitor center and the temple grounds, featuring a variety of plants, are open to the public. The menu features delicious stews like gheymeh and ghormeh sabzi and a variety of kebabs.
If you prefer a sandwich, check out their first outpost, the specialty sandwich shop next door, which offers kuku and abgoosht on Fridays. You can't go wrong with such budget-friendly, delicious food. Open since , Diddy Riese offers cookies, ice cream, or both in their famous ice cream sandwich. The dough is never frozen and always made from scratch, but unfortunately there are no vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free options.
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Walk off that ice cream sandwich with a stroll through the Mildred E. The garden was started in , and thanks to contributions from many botanical resources over the years, it now contains over 3, species and varieties of plants. Docent-led tours for groups of 10 or more are free, or you can go on a self-guided tour at your own leisure. After the botanical garden, visit the Fowler Museum in the North Campus. The Fowler was established in in the basement of Haines Hall with the intent of collecting non-Western art and artifacts on campus. The Fowler focuses on global arts and cultures, emphasizing past and present cultural and political works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.
The museum is free to the public, closed Mondays and Tuesdays and open from noon to 5 p.
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Murphy Sculpture Garden , which features over 70 modern and contemporary sculptures in one of the most distinguished outdoor installations in the country. Take advantage of lower prices on signature cocktails and casual yet delicious bites like truffled popcorn, oysters and short rib grilled cheese. Relax in a plush lime green and brown outdoor bench, sip a cocktail and let the lounge music put you at ease as you unwind from an eventful day.
But don't get too comfortable, it's almost time for dinner. After happy hour, take a short walk into Westwood Village and enjoy dinner at Degrees , named for the minimum temperature at which pizzas are cooked in their wood-fire ovens. The restaurant takes great pride in the seasonal and quality ingredients used for the light, Neapolitan style pizzas that emerge from the oven in less than a minute. Create your own custom pie or pick one of their specialty pizzas, and pair it with wine on tap or a soda from the state-of-the-art Coke machine offering over varieties.
For evening entertainment, watching a movie is always a good option. Not just any old flick, but a new release in a state-of-the-art theatre will all the modern accoutrements you could ask for - and then some.
Step into the iPic Theaters Westwood , where you'll sink into leather recliners and be treated to blankets, pillows, and in-seat service at the touch of an iPad. All you have to do is kick back and enjoy the movie.
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If you aren't familiar with Westwood or you never had the time to explore the area before, we have some suggestions of popular places that you might want to visit. It's hard to miss this iconic foot tall, historic landmark located at the busiest intersection in Westwood Village. Rocket Fizz is the candy heaven that any kid or adults who are kids at heart will go crazy over. They offer a large selection of sweets that range from bottled soda pop to bacon-flavored candies, and all will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Rock Fizz also offers snacks with exclusive flavors that are only sold in foreign countries, such as Green Tea Kit Kat and wasabi Pretz sticks. Westwood Village hosts its very own farmers' market on Broxton Avenue every Thursday from noon to 6 p. If you enjoy locally grown produce, fruit sampling, live music and handmade crafts, the farmers' market is a great place for an afternoon stroll or to pick up some freshly popped kettle corn.
Fat Sal's is a guilty pleasure that every Bruin secretly loves. Eating a sandwich stuffed with fries, cheeseburgers, mozzarella sticks and potato chips might not be the healthiest option for a meal, but you'll be surprised how addictive these sandwiches can be.
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If you have the guts to eat a inch Fat Sal's sandwich in 40 minutes, take the Big Fat Fatty challenge and get the chance to create and name your own "fat sandwich"! If there is one place that you must visit in Westwood, it has to be Diddy Riese. What is your favorite ice cream sandwich combination? If you enjoy live theater, you can't possibly visit Westwood without watching a show at the Geffen Playhouse.
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