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The Getty Center

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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: 310-440-7300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: 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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If you enjoy viewing art in classy buildings and beautiful views, you'll love it here. A great attraction for travelers and locals alike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy viewing art in classy buildings and beautiful views, you'll love it here. A great attraction for travelers and locals alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We are so fortunate to have this magnificent world class art museum in the Los Angeles area. I only wish it was in Costa Mesa, Orange County. It is still worth the 50 mile drive one way. It has many top Impressionist art, Dutch and Spanish paintings, a photography,and furniture exhibitions. It has great Special Exhibitions. Currently till May 24th... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Family visit with tween and teen, AM Friday. Oh my the school groups. Recommend an afternoon visit - though the Getty is large enough to accommodate many. Excellent layout, great variety of art and artists with an emphasis on 1500 to 1800 painters, furniture and decorative art. There is a nod to modern with the photography exhibit. Visit the gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

To start off, its FREE. Parking is underground and costs only about $15............ and safe, and no choice. Large selection of Medieval, Classic European Art.......... some very good selections of Impressionist. Well worth visit, excellent views of the whole bay area, Beverly Hills, mesmerizing. Gardens are like a kings palace, well cactus variety. Very relaxing to view. My bro/law said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Stunning building and surrounding grounds. Like nothing I have seen before - great facilities and the best exhibition/art space anyone could ever dream of. The tour was fab, views are gorgeous over the Bel Air hills. An LA gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This was a quick decision of a place to visit in the LA area and the Getty Center did not disappoint. The weekend that I went, they had a collection of Greek art and I happen to be a big fan of Greek mythology. I was impressed by the collection as well as the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I travel to Los Angles often and somehow had pushed a visit to the Getty Center to way back in my priorities. What a foolish error on my part!! A gorgeous place, gorgeous buildings, gorgeous architecture, gorgeous collection and helpful staff. Even the guards were knowledgeable about the depth of the collection. The date of the visit was December 2013.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I went with my boyfriend and he had been there before. It is an amazing place because of the beautiful architecture. The garden (that was designed by someone else) is very nice to walk through and I really liked browsing through the galleries. Some nice collections of all sorts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a legitimate art museum with plentiful works of the masters. It's location on top of a mountain with its panoramic views of L.A. is mesmerizing. There is plenty to do here for everyone. It's easy to get too and is some quiet in the otherwise crazy place we call L.A. You will ne so glad you made the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The actual ghetty is free but they charge you a pretty price for parking. Also, they don't allow camera tripods in the facility so you can't take photos of your party without one person always missing. Overall lots of great art pieces, but I probably won't visit again.

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