The LA Arboretum is definitely one those iconic places. It has stories of old hollywood, old california and even some ghost stories. Mostly what you feel when you get there is the heat, the atmosphere and the granduer of the place. It's filled with lots of different botanical varieties, and definitely an abundance of peacocks. The huge white fountain centers in the vast gardens and there is also a bright and beautiful Queen Anne Cottage that magically pops out of the green. A very interesting and lovely place to visit!