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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
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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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Great museum!

One of the best museums in LA! We had visited LACMA the day before, but enjoyed the Getty so much more!

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Loveland, Ohio
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited there early Fall in 2016 per #1 recommendation from Trip Advisor. For reasons/purpose of artistic education (e.g., for young family members) or art viewing, it is still a place worth to visit (despite not being #1 though). For recreation purpose to whom visiting LA from far away (MI for me), it is more like waste of time. There... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very scenic, but ... from somebody coming from Italy, the collection seams very poor... I mean... five buildings to show a couple of pictures and sculptures... Overall very well organised, not far from Bel Air...

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best museums in LA! We had visited LACMA the day before, but enjoyed the Getty so much more!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our second visit and we'll be back again when next in LA. Beautiful building, excellent views, gorgeous garden and an incredible collection. Hard to believe it's all completely free!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They loved the tram, great outdoors, staircases, funny art, souvenir shops! We purchased a small music box that plays fur Elise designed to have Van Gogh's irises. It is so beautiful and I think its dimensions are 2x2 inches only!

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Leitchfield, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Getty Museum sits atop a hill outside Los Angeles and is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. In fact there were several families on the grounds enjoying the sunny weather. The museum was established to hold the Getty collection of art collected for their home. Because of that, it seems to concentrate on pieces someone may have displayed... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting and enlightening museum surrounded by beautifully landscaped, manicured grounds. If you visit LA and don't go to the Getty Center, you would really miss an experience that will remain with you for life.

Thank Rick A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here once, but I love this place! You can see the view all over LA and you get to learn facts and see planets! The cool thing here is that they filmed Rebel Without A Cause in this location! There are always people that set up there telescopes outside of the observatory, they are great people to talk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the Getty's stunning collection, and the architecture is a masterwork in and of itself. Every staff member and volunteer was friendly and helpful, and all dining options and bathrooms were clean and spacious. However, taking my walker and wheelchair-using grandparents was a struggle; there are dozens of doors between the wings and apart from entrances into the buildings,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where else can you eat at a nice restaurant that is not too expensive surrounded by an amazing architecture and works of art- The Getty, of course!

Thank LouiseASL

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