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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
Phone Number:
+1 310-440-7300
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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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One of the best places to spend a day in LA

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... read more

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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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Murwillumbah NSW
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing place! After a few hitches getting there on public transport, we were simply spellbound from beginning to end of the visit. The antiquities are wonderful, the cafe is superb and the beautiful surrounds are serene and restful. If you love architecture, you will LOVE this space. Pick up a ticket for the nearby Getty Villa from reception... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Getty Centre is not only a great legacy from one of the world's former richest families but a beautiful, peaceful, alluring location with amazing vistas of LA, monumental architecture and galleries.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

TThe entrance is free but you have to pay 20 bucks for parking. The museum is mostly based on European Art and culture, some interesting pieces. Museum's garden is to see as well. It will take you 4 hours.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit location if in LA. Costs $15 for a carload if people including parking. An amazing value. Cafe serves high quality food. Exhibits are constantly changing so a visit is never the same. High quality exhibits. Everything is first rate

Thank Steve D
Livingston, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens, exhibits and location made this a must-do in L.A. We spent over 3 hours exploring the artwork throughout the numerous buildings at The Getty. The gardens are beautiful even though they were not in full bloom in March.

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