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The Getty Center

Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Westside)
Phone Number: 310-440-7300
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such...
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Type: Art museums, 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 six buildings and gardens.
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I'm really glad I visited the Getty Center. it is free, but you have to pay to either park there or take a taxi. However, the service is exceptional. The desk staff, docents, and other tour guide are very interested in helping and educating you. Also, check out the web site before visiting. The Getty offers a variety of free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum, we did not have enough time to truly explore the gardens and surroundings as we only had a half day, but were blown away by the sheer scale of the buildings, the magnificent architecture, not to mention the phenomenal art collections.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I cant believe this place is ranked No.1 of things to do in LA. Spent almost two hours there and all I can say is "that's two hours of my life I'll never get back" Staff are very formal and stuffy...need to learn how to smile and make patrons feel welcome. They acted more like security guards... learn how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited the Getty on a friends recommendation. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor prior to our visit, but no matter what the reviews say, it doesn't do it justice. Could have spent a couple of days here. Plenty of great works of art to see, amazing buildings, and beautiful gardens. The free audio guide is great... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We throughly enjoyed our day perusing Monet, Van Gogh, Degas and so many more masters. The facility and its' location are beautiful. Besides looking on our own, we also took an architecture tour (around 50 minutes.) A garden tour was also offered, but we didn't have time. There was a special talk on Impressionists. It was limited to the first... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Located in a excellent spot...overlooking the greater LA ..limited parking (which needs to be booked...) Well worth a visit the exhibitions & gardens are all very well appointed...& access for walking & wheelchairs excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My Uber (wish we had Uber in Melbourne) driver, Tony, said this was the first time he had a request to drop someone off at the Getty, which probably tells you a lot about the people who visit it. They are primarily visitors from out of town and probably mostly international. Which is a shame,as the Getty is a true... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

What a visual gem! Not just the art, but the architecture and gardens too. Our visit was 3 hours and we were practically running through at the end. Take your time. Make a day of it. You can eat and relax when you are there. The free audio tour iPod they lend you (free) allows you to select from several... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

With children, no better place to experience culture and fun. They lend strollers for free, they have a kids' room, they have scavenger hunts and child friendly audio tours that are all free. Perfect place to spend the day.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I visited the museum when it was in Malibu many many years ago. This one is so different. The display area is designed with the specific artwork in mind. The overall architecture from the color of the paving sandstone to the flow of the buildings to take advantage of the rolling hills are just spectacular. The cafeteria facing the Pacific... More 

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