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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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Washington DC
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a remarkable place, worth the visit for the architecture, gardens and perspectives alone. The museum buildings have a nice collection of art covering five centuries, but there are museums with more impressive paintings and sculpture. What sets the Getty aside is how the art is displayed--over four different buildings and what surrounds the exhibits on the outside. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I’m a little snobbish regarding museums. This is a good museum, but not fabulous. What makes it a definite destination is the view and the grounds, so try to go on a day when the air is clear. There tend to be interesting, unique temporary exhibits. I’ve seen an exhibit on the printing press – in which there was a... More 

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you want to combine culture with your trip, this is the place to go to. Stunning views and great exhibitions.

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Hertfordshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely trip up to the Center itself. I enjoyed the art galleries but the gardens are beautiful. I spent hours chilling with a glass of wine enjoying the tranquility. A must see if you want an antidote to the business side of LA.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Hired a car with GPs but led us to a residential area where we encountered sign not to proceed but gave alternative address. When we got there, various road works and the centre was simply not signed at all. Lots of banners but not one sign saying entrance here. Singularly unimpressed. However, the rest of the experience was terrific. $15... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I've been going to the Getty Center since it first opened. It never disappoints! A great place to spend the day or just a few hours. The art is amazing, the gardens incredible and sunset views on a clear day are great. The art is always changing so there is always something new to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Allow at least 4 hours, if you want to see everything inside and out. Take a sack lunch or eat at one of several places with varying costs. Relax in the gardens. Walk outside the south end of the building for city views. Take a tour. Free entrance but a parking costs and there is no real easy way to... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Affordable and gorgeous. Great views of the mountains and city. A good selection of art as well. I really enjoyed learning about the architecture, and I highly recommend that tour.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nestled in the hills over Los Angeles the Getty is one of the premier museums of the world. How they built such a castle in such rugged terrain must have been quite a challenge. A mujst see stop on any visit to Los Angeles.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great location especially if it's a clear Southern California day :) Love to come here and relax and see the regularly changing exhibits, it's a nice place to visit and quite affordable as well.

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