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Another Chance to See the Rose Parade Floats Up Close

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Although the marching bands have put away their drums and trumpets and the princesses' crowns are resting on velvet pillows, there's still a chance for folks in the Los Angeles area to get an up-close look at the floats that traveled down Colorado Boulevard yesterday morning as part of the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade. The public is invited to check out the floats on display along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., according to KTLA.

It costs $7 to see the floats (kids under 5 get in free) and you can get to the viewing area via shuttles set up at "the Rose Bowl park-and-ride lot, Pasadena City College and the Community Education Center on Foothill Boulevard west of Sierra Madre Villa."

This year's spectacular floral-covered floats included "a multi-level treehouse to snowboarding bulldogs riding the longest single-chassis float -- 111 feet -- in the parade's history." See those, as well as all the award-winning entries like the City of West Covina's Mayor's Trophy-winning float featuring the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the Bayer Advanced float, covered with 26,000 roses and recipient of the Queen's Trophy, and more.