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Now on view through Aug. 19, 2018, the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for its only Southern California stop on an international tour that has drawn more than a million visitors. The exhibition features loans by private collectors from Mongolia, Azerbaijan and the United States.
Architect Wayne McAllister was inspired by the Space Age, World's Fair pavilions and roadside dining culture when he designed the building. Large, curving windows contrast with sharp angles, incorporating elements of Streamline Moderne and Midcentury Modernism. McAllister also mixed the practical with the eye-popping. The 70-foot-tall neon sign, which made it easy for drivers to see the coffee shop from the road, was so distinctive it helped build the Bob's Big Boy brand. McAllister designed many popular restaurants including The Smoke House in Burbank and several circular drive-ins, all of which are now gone. He was also responsible for several early Las Vegas casinos including The Sands, The Desert Inn and The Fremont.
Located about 15 minutes north of Hollywood off the 101 Freeway, the Sportsmen’s Lodge welcomes staycationers and out-of-towners in the know to check in for an under the radar escape that harkens to a simpler time - weekends involved Tiki cocktails, drive-thrus shaped like giant hot dogs, and waitresses on roller skates. In fact, the Sportsmen’s is a great place for a super relaxed, social media break—although the WiFi is excellent, for when you do decide to post some pics of your stay.