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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, not so much for the art itself but for the complete atmosphere. It has a variety of gardens and architecturally interesting spaces that also add to its art collection. Great for art/architecture lovers.

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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our GPS was ridiculous..i entered the address on the website and it brought us to a neighborhood!!! Luckily the neighbors were kind enough to tell us the other address which eventually lead us to the museum. He told us that he has hundreds of ppl coming everyday....HA!!!how ridiculous is that? However, the getty center is really worth visiting.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

First of all admission is free. The Getty center is perched upon a hill off I-405. Parking is $15. The place is really cool; lots of nice art collections, a fancy garden and some nice views of Los Angeles. You will easily spend a few hours here

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

An amazing place to visit and spend several or more hours!! The parking is $15 but admission is free. The art galleries are superb with so many exhibits. The gardens are gorgeous and a great place for pics and for all to run around, walk and enjoy! A true gem in the quaint hills of L.A.!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful and elegant place in LA where you can surround yourself with beautiful art, architecture, nature and serenity. I highly recommend giving yourself at least three hours or half a day to spend here to fully experience without rush. Once you make your way to the location, park in the underground garage that's neatly... More

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Getty Center is beautifully designed on the outside and filled with fantastic art on the inside. The building itself and the gardens and spectacular. Kids will enjoy riding the monorail from the parking lot to the museum, exploring the site and experiencing the art and the kids' area that's just for them.

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Auckland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If your like art or fine furniture and are in Los Angeles, you must make a point of visiting the Getty Centre. Entry is free and there is a lot of art from various periods as well as fine furniture. Everything is extremely well presented and even the architecture of the complex makes the visit worthwhile. In addition there is... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The location and view, architecture and grounds are what set apart this museum from other the other major cities. Maybe I have been spoiled by the art in NYC, Wash DC and Toronto, but it just seemed a little short on quantity, quality and diversity. Don't get me wrong, there are many outstanding pieces and I would encourage all art... More

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Notice that most of the review titles mention the setting over the art. Stellar views over LA and the mountains, and the gardens are indeed lovely. But the art is limited. Why build a place with so much European art in a city that is so multi-cultural? Makes no sense. So that was disappointing and a bit unsettling.

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Ann Arbor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A great place to see art: the architecture and views are spectacular, and the collection is well-displayed and a nice size with some really nice pieces.

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