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Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, at Clement Street, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121
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Ranked #10 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this and went inside and found a great collection of artwork. Mattaise , Renior, Van Gough and other great artists. A huge collection and a great value.

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Paris, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nested in the park overseeing the Golden Gate Bridge area, with very limited car traffic, you can enjoy nature and quietness in the surroundings. Inside, the collection is impressive and the very large rooms limit the crowd feeling. Best is going there with your own car, as it may take some time to get a cab when you leave. But... More

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La Jolla, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Don't miss seeing this amazing location for views and of course the art collection. This is the second time we've been here and we'll be back during our next visit to SF

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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

love the impressionist gallery here and of course the views from the grounds. the special exhibits are often quite good too and I always linger in the Rodin area.

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Placentia, CA
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187 reviews 187 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful artwork in a beautiful setting. Some very familiar, some not. Rodin, Monet, what you would expect. Many varied and interesting exhibits. Very nice gift shop. Nice café is well. For a very reasonable seven dollar entrance fee you can see this museum as well as the De Young museum. It is a very unreasonable $35 to get into the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This museum, in size, is not the Metropolitan or the Louvre, but it has a very fine collection of European art as well as other noteworthy exhibitions. There is also a commanding view from this hilltop setting, with paths from which to gaze. We scheduled a half day to see the museum, which was adequate for our enjoyment, but one... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Legion of Honor sits on the top of a hill over looking the city. This building is an exact replica of the French Pavilion built for the 1915 World Fair that was held just down the hill. The museum is fill with great works of art from France and the Americas.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

With family to visit all through central California - I fly in to SFO or SJC at least twice a year. Ever hoping to satisfy my craving for great art - I often make my first stop to the Legion of Honor and/or the DeYoung museums in San Francisco. The parking is easy, the staff very friendly and assessable and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love this museum. From the ancient Greek amphorae to the Rodin and Renoir sculptures and the wonderful impressionist paintings, this place has surprising variety and impressive quality in its collection. And it's in a dramatic location with views over the Golden Gate and the city. One of SF's great treasures.

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Rye, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is off the beat of San Francisco attraction but should be seen. It is a lovely museum perfect in its size and with a exceptional cafe and gift shop. The setting is also outstanding. The Rodin Statue the Thinker is what you see after the beautiful fountain in the parking lot it sets the tone for this gem of... More

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