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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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beautiful place! park and take the trolly to the museum. the museum is big and divided into different buildings. beautiful outdoor gardens and seating. The food was also very good.

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautiful place! park and take the trolly to the museum. the museum is big and divided into different buildings. beautiful outdoor gardens and seating. The food was also very good.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is truly a great ( daylong) attraction in LA. Great art, great architecture! Easy to get around in the museum. It does get crowded. Go on a weekday if at all possible. The museum is free. Parking is not.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ok for locals, but tourists who have seen any Art Museum before this is on the boring side. - lot of hassle to reach - even in the Winter - I would not want to visit in peak tourist period

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing, gorgeous architecture and landscape. I can't recall a museum experience with more hospitable and helpful staff, both the employees and the volunteers. We didn't realize how enormous the facility is. Got there too close to closing time (which did give added bonus of the view of city at night) so we returned the next day to see everything. Highly... More 

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Gloucester MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum must be seen to be believed. It's location and architecture is spectacular. The best thing about the museum is the layout. You arrive to easy and well organized parking then ride on a train ( tram) that takes you up a mountainside to an architectural masterpiece that overlooks all of Los Angeles. You can also have lunch in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a grand estate for the 21st century. A spectacular union of art, shape, sense, air, mineral, plant, water. Essentially, elevate your humanity - go to the Getty Center.

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go here, try to avoid rush hours because the highway gets very crowded. A good time to go is after 10 am, when traffic improves. Architectural design of this place is superb. Gardens seem wonderful but it rained the day we went, so we were not able to visit them. They have many art works from different periods... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful museum filled with statues, furnishings and everyday items to view, surrounded by lush gardens and an amphitheater. We go about twice a year......usually when they have special exhibits. An afternoon is the perfect time to go, then watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to LA. We spent part of a day visiting The Getty Museum. It was outstanding. Our time there was simply not enough (unfortunately, we had an early wedding to attend). You need an entire day to visit everything. We took the Architectural Tour (45 minutes), the Garden Tour (again 45 minutes)... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking is the only required fee, and the exhibits are wonderful. And the views. And the gardens. And the architecture. I even saw a hummingbird flitting in the landscaping -- bonus! Believe it or not, I had lunch for under $6! Granted, it was a can of soda and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the courtyard, but it... More 

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