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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
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+1 310-440-7300
10:00 - 21:00
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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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Everything about the Getty center from the parking, to the ride up in the tram, to the tours, to the warm greeting you get, to all the helpful employees, to the phenomenal... read more

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything about the Getty center from the parking, to the ride up in the tram, to the tours, to the warm greeting you get, to all the helpful employees, to the phenomenal displays they have and the amazing gardens and statues is first class. It was a beautiful California day and perfect to spend a couple of hours touring the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't think of what more you would want from an art museum. As a pretty uneducated art enthusiast I especially enjoyed the free headset tour guide which helped explain and contextualise some of what we saw. We were guided through, in chronological order, through renaissance, impressionist and 19th century painting all amongst a spectacular hilltop setting and affordable cafe.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great visit at the Getty Center. Wonderful pieces of art work; but the most interesting was the media section, illustrating how media can really bend the truth. Beautiful building, wonderful history behind it. It was raining, so we did not get to see the gardens! Would return to see them, however. Free admission, just a $15 parking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here on our first day in L.A from Australia. We just loved it. The architecture and exhibitions are very interesting. Views of L.A. and a massive freeway are the best. Admission is free but parking is not. We traveled by Uber so were pleased to see the free train up to the main buildings. There was a huge... More 

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Castaic, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The last time I came here was their special preview before the grand opening. I couldn't believe it had been almost 20 years since I last visited. My wife, son and I truly enjoyed our 7 hours here even with the rain. Probably could have spent another 5 being we didn't get a chance to see any of the gardens... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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 

Thank Elizabeth S
Gloucester MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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