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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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Excellent stop in los angeles

A must for any visit to Los Angeles not only for the art but for the terrific views you can see the entire city on a clear day. If you're there when they're open the restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must for any visit to Los Angeles not only for the art but for the terrific views you can see the entire city on a clear day. If you're there when they're open the restaurant is in excellent place to rest and eat the food is excellent as well. Parking is easy but you need reservations for that otherwise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

World class museum and collections and gardens. Make sure you make reservations for the restaurant. Wonderful food with gorgeous views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens and architecture were fantastic. Visiting the Getty was so peaceful. A great place to reflect. You were able to progress at your own pace. We spent the day there and would go back.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Everything about this place is beautiful, the art exhibitions, the grounds, the views, the places to eat. There's plenty of places to sit relax and watch the people and views. The information tours are very informative. I've been here many many times and will always go back. The museum is free but there is a $15 charge for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were delighted to find that you had to park then take a tram to the Getty, high up on a hill, overlooking Los Angeles. We loved the gardens, the beautiful old stone, imported from Italy that held artifacts from the sea. We ate overlooking the big world outside. You can see all hte way to the ocean and up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Came here on a vacation, initially alarmed by enormous underground parking facility ($15) but tram ride to the centre (free) slick and scenic. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful, and the centre itself - several distinct buildings, plus gardens - was beautifully designed and maintained, worth seeing just for the atmosphere alone. We didn't have time for much museum/exhibit viewing though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The whole experience here is very uplifting. The people who work there, including the volunteers, couldn't be nicer. The art work is fabulous, and the gardens are beautiful. The architecture is stunning. What a way to spend a day in L.A. If you miss this, you are missing out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved everything I saw, didn't have enough time to see it all in one day trip. Masterpieces in painting, sculpture, antiquities, and even historical pieces. Outside walking from building to building when weather was good also pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Take a tour on arrival to get oriented and see a few of the works up close. It is possible to get very close to the art, and galleries were not crowded. The quality of the collection is overwhelming and we were ready for the cafeteria an a light lunch to talk about what we had seen. A stroll through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture and art! Free to get in the the museum. Must pay $15.00 to park however. Crowded on this beautiful Saturday so you could walk to the museum from the parking level and enjoy a hike. Some people were taking picnics which I think would be a great idea!

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