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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 391 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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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The architecture of the Getty Centre is fantastic as well as the gardens are immaculate and that is even before you step inside to explore the art. Amazing place. A definite must do when you're in LA.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Getty Center is a great place for tourists and locals alike. They have a beautiful garden that has a large lawn for picnics, reading, and relaxing. The exhibits are beautiful and modern, and they have some wonderful special exhibits that are always changing. The balcony views all around the Getty are spectacular on a clear day when smog is... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Free entry, but you must pay to park your car, but it is well worth it, so fill the car! Then make your way to the Raiway which will whisk you up the hill to the Centre plonked down on the top. Then you will be spoilt for choice. There is a gallery for everyone, even the children have a... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Getty center has this audio tour that makes the whole museum experience hundred times better than usual. I wonder why all museums don't have it. My wife is not a big fan of museum, even she liked the Getty Center. I think the audio tour made the whole museum experience different. They have fair collection of sculptures. I love... More

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Hastings
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a day here 10 years ago, and vowed to come back for another visit one day. The whole place is amazing. Just so much art of different forms to see. The incredible part is that is does not cost you a penny. Lots of friendly volunteers running mini tours that you can book on (free again). Plenty of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Getty Center...and Getty Villa are must-see museums while in the Los Angeles area. The art collections are superb...and the settings extraordinary! Do make sure you have time for lunch at the Villa overlooking the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Getty museum has wonderful exhibits and beautiful grounds with great opportunities to take photos. The view of LA is excellent. Getting there is easy as it's just off the 405 freeway. There is plenty of parking but I would still recommend getting there early as when we were leaving in the afternoon the parking looked pretty full. This was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Getty Center is mostly free, you have to pay for the parking and you'll want to carpool. But once you get up there, there is plenty of great art. The buildings are impressively modern, too. But the view is spectacular on a clear day you can see all the way to the beach. The food in the cafe is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The art is pretty good but he building and architecture and views are so breathtaking that you really have to make a stop at the Getty if you are in LA

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Getting there was easy. Parking was fine in the underground garage. Tram up to the center. Had a wonderful cup of coffee and some breakfast items at a kiosk before starting our tour. Get the free headphones! Easy to use and you can learn about the art pieces you want to know more about! The views were spectacular. The grounds... More

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