Courtesy of Encounter Restaurant

Theme Building Observation Deck, Los Angeles International Airport

11 of 28

No, it’s not very high up—only 68 feet—but this 1961 tribute to
the flying saucer is inarguably cool. It just reopened for the first time since
9/11, after a $12.3 million renovation with a new security apparatus and
structural upgrades (no more falling stucco). The outdoor observation deck
offers a 360-degree view of flights arriving and departing at LAX.

Observe This: Try the very Jetsons-y Encounter
restaurant on the level just below the deck. —Karrie Jacobs

World's Coolest Observation Decks

Theme Building Observation Deck, Los Angeles International Airport

No, it’s not very high up—only 68 feet—but this 1961 tribute to
the flying saucer is inarguably cool. It just reopened for the first time since
9/11, after a $12.3 million renovation with a new security apparatus and
structural upgrades (no more falling stucco). The outdoor observation deck
offers a 360-degree view of flights arriving and departing at LAX.

Observe This: Try the very Jetsons-y Encounter
restaurant on the level just below the deck. —Karrie Jacobs

Courtesy of Encounter Restaurant

World's Coolest Observation Decks

Explore More