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The Getty Center

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Neighbourhood: Westside
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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1657
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+1 310-440-7300
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

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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The Getty Center

An amazing gallery/ Garden and well worth a visit when in LA. Great to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or lunch.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Danny D
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing gallery/ Garden and well worth a visit when in LA. Great to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or lunch.

Thank Danny D
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great science museum for young and old alike. Fantasic views of the Hollywood Sign, and downtown Hollywood. Be careful if you are disabled as there are alot of stairs.

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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best museum in the world value wise. Free shuttle to and from the museum There was an original Van Gogh on loan the time we visited. The view is commendable. The garden is nice to stroll around and or just relax. We had been to museums around the world so a lot of art outside this place... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum itself is in a stunning position and has marvellous views in all directions. There are many good pieces of art (not just the well known Van Gogh irises) and it is worth allowing several hours to see everything properly.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe its my fault, that art isn't really my thing, but sure was quite the production to get to, and then to have to wait to park, wait for the shuttle, wait, wait wait... finally saw the gardens....not much, but again, I'm not a art museum type. If you are, you might like it more....

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Foremost, there's a huge number of attractions and exhibits, meaning every type of art lover will find something to appreciate. And even those who don't care much for art will love the tranquil surroundings and beautiful views. What's more, admission to the museum is free. Even though parking costs $15, a family could attend the museum for less than $5... More 

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Merrick, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have been to a number of large museums, the J Paul Getty Center will pale by comparison. However, this is not to meant to deter you from going if you have seen other attractions in LA and are looking for something different to do. The Center is huge so bring a good pair of waling shoes. There is... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day at the Getty with our 12 year old granddaughters. It is free admission with $15.00 fee to park. They have audio sets to use at no charge. I recommend that as the girls loved it. We too a picnic lunch and stored in a free locker. At noon we had a wonderful picnic lunch on the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An architectural gem built by the generosity of John Paul Getty and family. First class displays inside, but just walking around outside is great for architecture fans, and has long distance views of LA. A "food court" type restaurant inside and a more upscale one on the outdoor terrace with relaxing views. Admission is free but parking is $15.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Getty Centre. They have a beautiful collection of art, plus we saw a special exhibition. As well as the art there are fabulous views of Los Angeles. We travelled by Uber and took the tram up to the Centre.

Thank Karen C

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