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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 370 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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Portland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The Getty is amazing. There is so much to see here, you need to allocate several hours. It is tricky to find and our GPS sent us off to a maze of narrow windy streets in the Hollywood Hills. Check on a map before setting out. The Getty also has a very nice cafe/cafeteria on the lower arrival area. Parking... More

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Portland,ND
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It is located on LA but worth the trip. parking is easy. I loved this museum not only for the art but the fantastic architecture housing the pieces. It is open and airy. The buildings flow and are varied. It provides gardens for relaxing as well as many food options Take the time to see one of the premier modern... More

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The most striking part of The Getty Center is how beautiful the campus is. The center is located on a hilltop in West Hollywood and offers panoramic views from the coast line to downtown LA. The views alone make it worth the trip for tourists, and make it an excellent spot for a third or fourth date. The center offers... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great permanent collection and new, fantastic view of the mountains and ocean. Live music and good food (restaurant and snacks) and a museum space carved into a mountain. One if the best places in town.

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Goshen, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The southern side of the museum offers sweeping views of downtown LA to the Pacific. We got lucky and had a clear day but it's still worth a gander. The whole facility was beautiful and the exhibits were interesting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Been there with my wife in April '14. This place is fantastic. You can find the best LA city view at here. You can basically spend one whole day here looking at the fabulous art pieces, or lying down on the grass, doing nothing but enjoying the serenity environment. Great place to spend quality time with your partner or family.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Will take a day to take most of it in. A lot of walking, good restautrant and very pleasing gardens and views. Have to make reservations. Children may not be able to take an entire day there, and for those that want a more relaxing visit may want to break up the visit to two half days.If going to this... More

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Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic museum. We spent the entire day there with our 4 kids. The views are amazing and the architecture is first rate. I highly recommend visiting here and give yourself plenty of time to explore and view the art work.

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Camarillo, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Getty is a WOW on so many levels. Leave all of the art out of consideration and the visit would still be worth the trip. Panoramic views, gardens at every turn, delightful public spaces, fountains and flowing water features, good food. Family days are especially fun. Make sure to catch the welcome video,if you are on your first visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Getty charges only for parking (right now $15), however, there are public transportation options available too if you're on a tight budget. The museum has an amazing collection of sculpture, old masters to modern paintings, photographs, drawings, furniture... it can be overwhelming. Add to this, there are short term exhibitions and installations rotating through several of the galleries that... More

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