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de Young Museum

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Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
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The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate...

The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, is the nation’s fifth most visited art museum. It showcases American art from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries, international textile arts and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.

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Views from the tower are fabulous

Loved the building itself as well as the great exhibitions. Thoroughly recommend visiting. A trip up the tower is a must do for the 360 degree views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the building itself as well as the great exhibitions. Thoroughly recommend visiting. A trip up the tower is a must do for the 360 degree views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My title says it all. The Muni (SF city bus) dropped us directly in front. We had purchased CityPass...this took care of my ticket, but my three tweens were free (17 and under are free on daily basis). There really was plenty to see. There was a little bit for all tastes. Some incredibly beautiful sculpture and oil paintings. I... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture, exhibitions and event. I had the opportunity to visit "Frank Stella: A Retrospective" and it is amazing! You can also visit the beautiful japanese garden next to the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely grounds and sculptures. Parking is pricey so try for street parking in the park Donny Long exhibit was moving but not sure it deserved all the space and media slotted .SKIPPED THE Stella but managed to see everything in about 3 hours including pleasant but uninspired lunch Building itself is gorgeous with skimpy permanent exhibit, especially textiles. America's exhibition... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The observatory is freee!!!! Didn't go in to the actual museum, just in to the tower on the right. You can ask them too, they'll show you to it, no problem. Great 360 degrees view of the city!! It does close around 5/530pm. But it's a great view!!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent most of a day at the De Young museum. Do not miss going up to the obervation tower where you can see a 360 view of the city. I had a nice lunch in the cafe which looks out onto the sculpture garden and then went over to the Japanese tea house later.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother enjoys the building and grounds as much as the art on display. The ancient pottery of America may be her favorite display. The cafe has excellent, reasonably priced lunch and snack food and beverages. Elevators make the visit easy for my mother in a wheelchair. Be sure to go to the top floor of the tower for a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a short time so went up the tower to see the view. Quite nice. Nice photos with lots of explanation. The museum person helped to find various landmarks

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice selection of knicknacks from the art industry in this small yet charming museum. Fun if you are in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the two art museums of SF the other being the Legion of Honor. One ticket gets you into both on the same day. Big modern building featuring more modern works than the Legion. More crowded too. A bit disappointing compared to the Legion as their collection had fewer classic works and more bizarre modern pieces. Cafeteria surprisingly disappointing... More 

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