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The Grammy Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Downtown)
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Ranked #31 of 369 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It's not the largest museum, and definitely emphasizes modern music, but I still enjoyed the opportunity to hear various rock and pop songs from my youth and afterwards. A few interesting displays about jazz and country, costumes, etc. I passed on the stations that supposedly gave you an opportunity to mix music tracks, etc. The changing exhibit-- items from Ringo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Impressive museum, permanent as well as temporary exhibits so each time you go to LA there is a reason to go back. We caught Ringo Starr and the Beatles as well as Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty. You could easily spend an entire day there watching and listening to current clips as well as historical video. Even Beyonce's white gown... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I love all kind of music and have my own band. When I visit this museum, it made me exciting. It talk about all kind of music, let you know the history for them; you can experience lot of different music instrument : guitar, drum, and even electronic music instrument! All music lovers must go!!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Sound booths where you learn how to mix and participate in the final result were great. And who wouldn't enjoy donning headphones to sing along with Cheap trick? The Ringo Starr exhibit had us in a soundbooth singing Yellow Submarine with Ringo and then we got to listen. Don't worry--if you can't stand the sound of your own voice--there's a... More

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My son and arrived early for an LA Clippers basketball game and spent two hours browsing through the museum. The four story showcase is nicely laid out and they have both permanent (Grammy items such as clothing, awards trophies, etc.) and temporary displays. The history of recorded music is very interesting, showing everything in date order from Grammaphones to mp3... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We expected a much broader display of grammy artists but found a very large display for cheap trick and john fogerty. The changing display was all about Ringo Starr - not someone we found very interesting. The interactive displays where you can mix and record were not as well done as we expected. In general, the museum did not engage... More

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Ocean, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Part of the reimagined Skid Row section, now LA Live (with the Staples Arena). Starting on the 4th floor, several highly interactive visits let you read, see, and hear about music's evolution and its important role in history. I could have played all day with the touch screen program showing how different genres are related and what makes each unique.... More

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We took advantage of a Groupon offer to visit the Grammy Museum. We were a little wary of how much we would enjoy it - after the 1970's our knowledge of music is minimal. But, it is a museum. There was a John Fogerty exhibit that provide lots of information re: his plagiarism lawsuit. Can you imagine being sued because... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was way more fun than we expected. It's quite interactive. You can try to play various instruments and sing along with Ringo! The museum is compact but does give viewers an excellent snapshot of various styles of musics. The presentations about specific artists are also very well done. You can easily spend 2 hours there. Liked the Museum's little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The museum is really fun! There is place in a museum for every gener so everyone will find something interesting. It is also suitable for kids, they would have a lot of fun (especially playing different instruments).

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