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More Masters per Square Yard Than I've Ever Seen

This museum delighted me, my husband (not very patient with museums) and my grown son. I have never... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ann D
St. Augustine, Florida
Very good art gallery

This art gallery is well worth a visit. It has some excellent impressionist and post impressionist... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anne S
Uley, United Kingdom
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the...more
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum delighted me, my husband (not very patient with museums) and my grown son. I have never seen so many master works crammed into every gallery, and I have been to a lot of art museums. Degas, Van Gogh, Renoir, Pissarro, etc. We stayed...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a visitor to LA and when I have an open afternoon I usually go see what's new at the Getty. This time I was heading up to Pasadena so I decided to check out Norton Simon and very glad I did. They have...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This art gallery is well worth a visit. It has some excellent impressionist and post impressionist paintings in it as well as some early very good European art. It is well laid out with the paintings very well displayed.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great art museum. Often overlooked in LA area. It's not so large that it takes all day to go through it. Paintings are the best, ranging from old European masters to modern art. Beautiful gardens, too. Has a patio cafe with very...More

Thank Les G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a national class art museum. Impressionist collection is wonderful. Bring children and grandchildren who are interested in art.

Thank HPH360
Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome art exhibits and worth the afternoon. From LA and surprised I never visited it before. This and the Huntington Library are like hidden gems in the Pasadena area

Thank lilbuddha35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little gem in the midst of Pasadena. An amazing private collection...Rembrandt, Goya, Degas and Picasso to name a few. Beautiful gift shop and sculpture garden. Sadly it’s bitter against a freeway on ramp so there is freeway noise.

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-worth a 3-4 hour visit , more impressive than the Getty . Also a museum where you can get very close to the paintings , have unobstructed views and be in an ambient , comfortable setting .

Thank mforman35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the art is truly exceptional, their air conditioning on this 100+ degree day was even better. We thought the temperature was about 65 degrees, almost too cold but certainly refreshing on a hot humid day. The lay out of the museum is very nice...More

Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Norton Simon is a world-class art museum with a beautiful sculpture garden inspired by Monet's water garden in Giverny, France. Rarely crowded, you can view true artist masterpieces as close as you need and as long as you would like. There is a great...More

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December 8, 2016|
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Response from love2travel1211 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited Norton Simon Museum last Sunday (2/4/18), the price had increased to $15 adult, $12 senior.
March 18, 2016|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Monday - 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
February 22, 2015|
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road