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de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
415 750-3600
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Ranked #27 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm always excited to visit a new museum and I was especially interested in the photography exhibit on the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. I visited on a Tuesday, late morning. The museum was already very crowded with many school and tour groups, which was a big turn-off for me. But I got my ticket and my map and... More

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Encinitas, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had planned on seeing this exhibit ever since we made plans to visit SF: We were not disappointed.The show was very easy to enjoy for our family with various levels of interest in the subject.The building was attractive and functional.we had a Sunday lunch as well: We were seated in the outdoor cafe setting: the food was very tasty... More

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Big Bear Lake, California
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64 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I purchased a City Pass, which included a voucher for this museum. (You can visit both the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor on this voucher if you do so on the same day.) While I enjoy art museums, this one is heavily focused on cultural art (African, the Americas, New Guinea, Oceania, etc.), which... More

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Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I was lucky to find the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit in this lovely and well located museum. It is part of the Golden Gate Park, affording the museum to have a beautiful setting. The inner cavity of the museum is a garden that was an appropriate sight to view after walking through the exhibit. The added attraction when visiting the museum... More

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Sparks, NV.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We spent hours walking around this art museum. There is impressionistic and abstract sculptures and paintings. They often have "special" shows which I would have enjoyed but they were just a little too expensive for my tastes. Still, a very good time.

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Lanai, Hawaii
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Loved the design of the museum and their exhibits. I especially enjoyed experiencing The Art of Bvlgari show, it was just breathtaking. Since the museum tends to be a busy attraction, I recommend buying your tickets ahead of time for the desired exhibitions. The museum shops are great and even the cafe has a fantastic menu and indoor/outdoor seating so... More

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Lawrenceville, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took advantage of the discount if you visit the Legion of Honor and the de Young in the same day. Both were fantastic art museums. The de Young was more modern, with many fun and exciting pieces to explore, although they had a very impressive collection of early American art as well. The location in Golden Gate park was... More

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Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We decided we would visit the museum to see the O'Keeffe exhibit. While the O'Keeffes were gorgeous, the experience otherwise was underwhelming. When we entered, the lobby was extremely crowded and poorly marked as to where we should buy tickets. We had planned to eat lunch in the café which was a bad decision on our part. We waited in... More

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We loved loved loved this museum! The grounds walking up the museum are so beautiful and the layout of the de Young across from the Sciences Museum is gorgeous. The O'Keeffe exhibit is well worth the trip if you are interested in her life and art.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

To begin, most San Franciscans I know think the new De Young Museum is an architectual abomination, with fake fault line at the main entrance a joke. But the 360 degree view from the tower is spectacular and it has become a place where young men take their sweethearts to propose marriage. The entrance fee isn't cheap, and its collections... More

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