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The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Westside)
310-440-7300
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Ranked #1 of 398 Attractions in Los Angeles
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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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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Rather than leaving his massive fortune to his kids - Mr. Getty left his $$$ to further art and culture to the world - and located the seven collections here in Sother California! The museum is FREE however parking can be steep. Thinking that you can bypass the parking by using public transit - which is scarce around both the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The surroundings can't be beat, and there's artwork too! It's a sanctuary minutes from L.A. Don't miss the Restaurant...great views, delicious options from drinks to dessert and the service is fantastic. The fee/cost is for parking only, $15 per car.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We have gone to the Getty Museum several times. The Getty is architecturally beautiful with nice views of Los Angeles. We have dined at the Restaurant. The ambiance was quite nice and the food was good. We like to wander through the galleries. It makes for an enjoyable day.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is not like every other museum. It is in a secluded area (you need to take a free tram up), with lots of open space, few visitors, and a beautiful garden out back. I have a feeling that retired seniors come specifically to just hang out for a day. Even though attendance was low at this time of the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Hi, We spent a couple of hours here admiring the art, antiques, gardens and the view. The café/restaurant was not open when we were there as we got there a little later in the afternoon. I had my 3 kids with me (13yrs, 10yrs & 10yrs) and was pleasantly surprised that they were into it and seemed to enjoy our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A must visit if you’re in LA. A place for arts, architecture and photography enthusiasts. Extraordinary exhibits and extraordinary views.

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toronto, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was our first stop in Southern California. The views are breath taking! We had a wonderful lunch in the cafeteria which has a surprisingly good number of different offerings, and had wine too! Portions are very generous. We ate our lunch on the patio taking in the views and the hillside homes in the surrounding neighbourhood. Be sure to... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What a collection (Rubens, Breughel, Jordaens, Ensor, Monet, Manet, El Greco, Van Gogh, Millet, Rousseau, Cézanne, Tiziano, Bouts, Van der Weyden, etc.)! What a setting! What a center! Well organized affordable café. Free entrance (only 14 $ for parking lot).

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

As others have said, the art collection is not the greatest, but the building itself is a masterpiece. If you're there to view Van Gogh's Irises, be prepared to be plowed over by pushy docents and other rude viewers. However, the other galleries are less crowded and it's easy to spend a few hours browsing. The best part? It's FREE!... More

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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Not as crowded as The Getty Villa, well laid out, great views of L.A. Recommended for art lovers, families, students and tourists

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