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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A.)
323-857-6000
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As featured in 3 days in Los Angeles
Ranked #10 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’... more » Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography—and represents Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today, the museum features particularly strong collections of Asian, Latin American, European, and American art, as well as a new contemporary museum on its campus, BCAM. With this expanded space for contemporary art, innovative collaborations with artists, and an ongoing transformation project, LACMA is creating a truly modern lens through which to view its rich encyclopedic collection—more than 100,000 works strong. With this much to explore, we encourage you to spend an entire day with us, delving deep into the work of your favorite artists, taking a free tour, catching a film or concert, or just letting your curiosity lead the way. « less
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The special exhibit was "interesting." The rest of the museum complex is sprawling and you need VERY good walking shoes. The permanent collections looked a little tired. If you're used to art in NYC or Paris - forget it unless there's an exhibit you'd love to see.The best part about it is the lamp-post installation in the entry.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Adults and families alike can spend an entire day exploring the LACMA Museum Complex. Onsite parking is reasonable and plentiful and you are close to other museums in downtown L.A. including the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Hollywood Costume Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits, and more. The onsite dining is excellent and there are also usually a bunch of food... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just great overall. Highly recommend if you are into art museums. Really liked everything about it. It has a fine permanent collection, and we have seen a number of special exhibits, such as the current one on modern art from Van Gogh to Kandinsky, that we really liked.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place filled with fun things to do, and also many picture perfect opportunities.Interesting exhibits, frequent outdoor musical entertainment, fantastic architecture.The museum also always has great exhibits going on which is worth the visit!

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

LACMA is the place to go for the majority of touring exhibits that happen to stop in Los Angeles. The ticketed exhibitions are always first-rate and worth a visit. You may have to make reservations, but there are off-peak times when you could arrive and be issued a ticket for entrance within an hour. Members would fare much better in... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The grounds are expansive for the middle of the city. At no time did we feel crowded. The parking was good and immediately accessible. The kids loved the installations that encouraged them to touch and experience such as the Noodles.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great place filled with fun things to do, and also many picture perfect opportunities. You must visit the lights and take some fun jumping shots there! The museum also always has great exhibits going on which is worth the visit!

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Interesting exhibits, frequent outdoor musical entertainment, fantastic architecture, even on the street there are great food trucks - all add to the experience.

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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Couldn't get into one of the exhibits because the guard told us it was "Members Only." Really? Give me a break.

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a rambling museum that contains new delights around each corner. Much of it is broken into styles or genres by building or areas of each building. Get a map, as there are places you'll never find otherwise; the map is also helpful to find restrooms or the cafe. Most of it is under shelter, so it's a great... More

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