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The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Central L.A)
310-440-7300
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Ranked #1 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Shanghai
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have enjoyed everything from the train took us up to the hill, the art exhibition, the nice view and garden, and the coffee shop. The museum was beautiful and the artworks were well displayed including some very important pieces. Really enjoyed the trip. We strongly recommend it to you.

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Riverside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Is one of the most recommended places in LA that you must see it once. It is a combination of nice weather and beautiful view of LA, and modern art work. There are couple of cafes, to have a tiny lunch, breakfast or some snacks, but the food court is not a special place to have food. It doesn't have... More

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California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've been to pretty much every museum in Los Angeles and the Getty is my second favorite. Museum of Jurassic Technology is my favorite for thinking and imagining but the Getty is my favorite for the art and the grounds. Take a sack lunch and sit on the grass or in the garden. The grounds are fantastic. I also like... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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222 reviews 222 reviews
78 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this attraction with our grandkids. It is a very beautiful place with great art and antiques. We spent about 3 hours here and enjoyed every minute. I didn't even mind the parking fee because the entry to the Center is free. My wife and I would like to go back on another visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We spent half a day here and it was well worth the time. We will have to return on our next trip to Los Angeles as our alloted time did not do it justice.

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Always have wonderful collections and exhibits, the gardens are lush and lovely and they have wonderful views as you dine alfresco as well.

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Fallbrook, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took lots of time in the gar den and learning about the architecture. Photo exhibit was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was a great experience for all ages 6-60! We went to the Villa first and then to the education center. The antiquities were breath taking for the period of time. There were other visiting collections that were of interest as well! A must see!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The place is huge, and they spent a lot of money on it which the guides will tell you every chance they get. There are great views of Los Angeles from the top and are worth the 15$ parking fee if you are in the mood for those. After seeing museums and art centers over the world, the ones here... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see not only for the art work but the incredible views of Los Angeles. It made for a great afternoon and the entire complex is worth the time spent.

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