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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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As featured in Los Angeles for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #1 of 391 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I had visited the Getty Villa a number of years ago -while there were building the Getty Center. We spent 3 hours and probably could have used a few more hours if time allowed. Pack a lunch and make a day of it...and do also visit the Villa!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The art, the architecture, the views, the restaurant. It was all great. Get there early as parking can be slow as the garage fills up. Lunch was phenomenal. Bring a camera! You can take pictures of almost everything with no flash.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with 11 and 12 year old children who were enthralled. Location is outstanding, architecture mind blowing and art collections outstanding as you would expect. Free iPod tours really help engage younger budding art experts and are useful for parents too. Gardens lovely and relaxing and food/beverage offerings what you would expect in price/quality from top class locations in London/New... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

From the art, to the building, to the gardens and the views of the city, make this a stop when visiting LA.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The lunch was very nice! I would recommend eating the Italian sausage and tomato soup. The blueberry and cranberry juice was also very nice. The whole building was very nice and clean. The fountains were turned off due to the drought in California. The monorail was really cool and fun to ride.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

the view, the building itself and artwork... the only thing is that the staff or security and very RUDE.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stunning design and architecture to house an important collection of art. No detail is overlooked. The welcome volunteers were very friendly. The cafe was superb, very clean and efficient and not bad value.

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China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very european... the exhibit was very nice. My friends and I enjoyed it very much. Nice view! The weather is great and you can see Los Angeles from the top!!!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Getty center is located over a hill, where you can overlook the whole of LA. Besides the parking fee, you do not pay anything. Getty center is a specially designed museum. You can enjoy fine arts, architecture, and its garden. There are a lot tours you can join. It includes architecture tour, garden tour, focus tour,etc. I spent an whole... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Entrance is free but parking is $15. Trams take visitors from the parking building to the center. There are a lot of interesting exhibits and the garden is very spacious.

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