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The Getty Center

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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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+1 310-440-7300
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries...

Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.

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Too Much to See In One Day

While our visit was hampered by nasty LA traffic, we did get to spend 3+ hours on-site, which allowed us to take in the feature exhibit as well as a couple of the permanent... read more

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While our visit was hampered by nasty LA traffic, we did get to spend 3+ hours on-site, which allowed us to take in the feature exhibit as well as a couple of the permanent galleries. In short, the place is architecturally stunning, the grounds and views are magnificent, the galleries are world class and aside from $15 for parking its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Most people go to the Getty Center for the art... and while it's good, the really special place for me is the garden which seems to go on and on. We've had an unusually wet spring here and so the flowers and plants were in full bloom. It was gorgeous! We went on Friday late morning – There were just... More 

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I'm an artist and former Art History minor and my son is also an art major - so from OUR point of view -- it was amazing to see real works and artists we'd only seen at study. The galleries include Roman/Greek antiquity sculpture, most all the famous realists, impressionists, priceless furniture displays from a gilded age. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens were gorgeous and it was a beautiful place to spend the day. They always have different events going on so you can look up what tours or talks to listen to. There was an interesting part of the museum that looked at the way world events were treated by the media and offered pathways for critical thinking about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little crowded but worth the view Parking is $15. But entrance to museum is free. We went on weekend so it was crowded but still enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best museums we have visited. Impressed by the exhibitions, the building and its maintenance and the staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

JP Getty may have considered a miser although he was the richest man in the world during his lifetime, but his estate established a fantastic museum overlooking LA. Besides a great art collection the architecture is worth a visit by itself. Also, great views of LA, weather and smog permitting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a lovely Saturday morning visiting the Getty Museum. We arrived early enough that parking was easy. You take a tram to the museum. While Museum is free parking is $15. The Museum grounds are spectacular with gorgeous views all around. Beautiful gardens and sculptures. We were there for about two hours so did. It see everything. But what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a cool and inspiring place. It is free admittance and the quality of the collection and exhibitions is really high. I particularly appreciated the photography section displaying works from photo-reporters. It may take more than three hours to visit if you also want to spend time admiring gm the impressive views over all LA, which you should!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed it. Lots of areas of to walk around. The actual tour is nice. They have different areas everywhere.

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