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de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
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Ranked #28 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: The DeYoung museum has been a San Francisco institution since it opened in Golden Gate Park in 1895.  The new building, designed by Herzog & de... more »
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Vincent, Ohio
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Some people, when they go on vacation, go "bar-hopping." I choose to go "museum hopping." My museum hopping this spring included Elvis's Graceland, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Getty Museum (also in L.A.), and Chicago's Art Institute. The biggest surprise, however, came in San Francisco--the de Young Museum, presiding over Golden Gate Park. By the way,... More

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Tampa, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum. Well-curated with a broad variety of art. Traveling Modernism exhibit was interesting, and free docent tour enhanced our enjoyment. For a break, visit the 9th floor observatory - great views of SF. Lunch at Cafe was excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First visit to the new building. It is impressive architecture, and the tower view amazing. The collection is diverse and well laid out. Try finding parking on the surrounding streets and walk a little further to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's a must visit place every time I am in SF. Best Art, Architecture, Food and views all over SF. Last show David Hockney just superbe!!!

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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Loved the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit as well as the food in the cafe' and the view from the tower. What a treasure nestled in Golden Gate Park.

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Come to this museum often when I visit SF, especially if there is an interesting exhibit ongoing. Just missed the OKeeffe exhibit the last time. A more contemporary setting and a great 360 degree view of the city from the observation deck. You can stop in and go up to the observation deck on a visit to Golden Gate park... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really great museum to visit there is always new things to see, there are great views and picture opportunities from the observation deck so don't miss that part of the museum, there is also a great cafe with really good food. You can also enjoy other parts of the Golden Gate Park when you have finished you museum visit.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The Legion of Honor Museum is such an amazing museum but this one I just didn't like at all. The best thing about this museum was definitely the cafe which surprisingly had really good food and the observation deck on the 9th floor. I used the Go San Fran Card so thankfully I didn't have to pay for this museum... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited the de Young about 4 years ago and it is still my favourite museum. It has a huge, expansive collection- definitely leave yourself a enough time to make the most of everything. The location is also great, it's located in the Golden Gate Park, which means you can have a walk round the grounds, and visit other attractions... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We arrived late and were advised of free exhibits and events on a Friday afternoon. Most of the first floor art can be viewed for free. In addition, the entire sculpture garden is open. This includes the Turrell Skyspace which is a short walk from the garden. Definitely go and sit inside and view the sky. There is a nice... More

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