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Norton Simon Museum

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Best LA art museum East of the 110 Fwy!

People who visit LA often look for the big ticket items, such as Disneyland or LACMA or the Getty... read more

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Eugene, Oregon
Nice surprise

I had not even heard of this museum, and I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted on the lawn by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
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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

People who visit LA often look for the big ticket items, such as Disneyland or LACMA or the Getty, all great of course. However, if you are interested in fine art, and by that I mean Cezanne or Renoir, without the lines or fees, in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not even heard of this museum, and I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted on the lawn by Balzac and the Burghers of Calais, famous sculptures by Rodin. The delight continued inside with a plethora of Impressionists: Renoir, Degas, Monet and much more....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right off the 210, and a few blocks north of Old Town Pasadena sits an Art Museum that exudes class. The exterior is subdued, but not plain, the entryway was lined with statues by Rodin. Once you get your ticket the tough choices begin, straight...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a pleasant 3 hours here viewing their collection of European paintings from Renaissance to modern times and other fine art works. I especially enjoyed viewing many Rodan sculptures outside the museum. The museum size, its comprehensive collection and the pleasant surroundings in Pasadena...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a pleasant few hours here viewing their collection of paintings from the Renaissance to 20th C. It was uncrowded, so one could easily read descriptions and look closely at the exhibits. There is a cafe on site.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum had a wonderful collection from Picasso, Monet, to Klee. Also many Rodan sculptures including the Thinker. It is outside the museum around on the left side. My feet were tired by the time I walked over after seeing the entire museum but it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a nice 3 hours of viewing a mixture of old European masters, modern art, Indian sculptures, and the sculpture garden. Uncrowded. Quiet. Nice book store. Friendly staff.

Thank sealbeachtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive museum, a very nice surprise outside of LA. Nice and various collection including some stunning van Gogh paintings.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a superb museum, both the building and the collections. There is lots of first class art to see, arguably even too much to take in during a single visit. The cafeteria had good wraps.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery exceeded our expectations. The gallery is designed and decorated to enhance the art on display. The scope of the collection is amazing with all major artists represented.

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December 8, 2016|
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Response from jelico8 | Reviewed this property |
Per their website: Adults $12.00 Seniors (ages 62 and above) $9.00 Children (ages 18 and under) Free Students with valid I.D. Free
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