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The Getty Center
#1 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
It is well known for its architecture, gardens, several themed museums displaying paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculptures, decorative arts, photographs etc.
I've been to museums and art galleries in NYC, various cities throughout Canada, Berlin and Munich in Germany, London, Paris, various cities in Italy, and my hometown of Buffalo, NY.
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Griffith Observatory
#2 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
The museums, and observatory are very interesting.
There are museums inside the observatory but I believe they cost.
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
#3 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
This is definitely one of the most interesting museums I've ever been in - highly recommended!
The museum was small but different than tradition museums..must visit this place if you are in LA.
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The Nethercutt Collection
#4 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
The Nethercutt is a great stop its free and the museum is great they have old cars a train and a second museums across the street by appointment with cars vintage music machine's and more its also local so get off...
One of the best car museums in the country
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
#5 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
If you're in the Long beach San Pedro area, or if you just like ships and war museums, its a great attraction.
My wife and I like visiting Military Museums and seeing this ship was great.
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Skirball Cultural Center
#6 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
Admission is $12, but they are members of the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) so membership in one of those museums allows for free admission in to the Skirball.
So Skirball is a place close to the Getty Center, and offers variety of choices - museum (rather small, but still can give you an idea of the Jewish culture and history), great library, screening and concert halls...
Petersen Automotive Museum
#7 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
It's collection is world class, and unlike other world class auto museums, it's collection spans many different areas types of cars and also many different manufactures.
... board of directors of the Petersen museum decided to take a risk: to change the comfy, familiar, and much beloved diorama based exhibits, and move the museum into the forefront of worldwide automotive museums.
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California Science Center
#8 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
Expand your day by enjoying lunch in the Rose Garden and/or visiting one of the other museums in Exposition Park (Natural History Museum & the California African American Museum).
This place does a great job at keeping their visiting exhibits on point with modern museums and a unique experience all around.
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The Broad
#9 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
I've visited museums that have collections from classic greek to modern art, and this is clearly a memorable museum with a superb collection.
It is one of the premier modern art museums in California and compares well to the top floor of the Pompidou in Paris, although focused on art after 1940.
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Annenberg Space for Photography
#10 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
My girlfriends and I visit museums for our birthday celebrations several times a year for art and lunch.
I was recently invited to see the Cuban exhibit, entitled CUBA IS, and I liked the fact that the exhibit was in two places: The upper museum and then a short, tranquil walk to lower museum quarters located across...
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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
#11 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
I have been to various Jewish museums all over the world and this one is the best.
Located in the Pan Pacific Park, right behind the Grove, you will find an outstanding new museum featuring artifacts, memorabilia, personal possessions, photos of prisoners, photos of top SS commanders, etc.
Norton Simon Museum Pasadena 7.8 mi away
#1 of 11 Museums in Pasadena
Small when compared to "top-tier" museums, the Simon nonetheless has spacious, well-lit, uncrowded galleries that allow art lovers to gaze as long as they like at works by Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Goya, Rembrand...
I have long felt that the Norton Simon is one of the best art museums in the country - and definitely my favorite.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
#12 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County compares well to some of the best natural history museums and is worth a stop.
This museum reciprocates membership with other science museums, including the Kansas City Science Museum so we got in free, but if you aren't members of the museum or a reciprocal the cost is Adults $12, Seniors a...
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Autry Museum of the American West
#13 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
The Autry Museum was always one of our favorite museums to visit when we lived in LA in the late 1990s.
The museum presents a well balanced presentation of authentic museum pieces, (there's a remarkable weapons collection) and a terrific collection of movie clips, costumes, and sets from Tom Mix through Kurt Russell...
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Hollywood Bowl Museum
#14 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
music great have sung there and you will see that in the museum collection open air seating museum food nand beverages available
It’s an iconic and historic venue and the small museum sets out the transformation over the decades.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
#15 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
Lots of views, many free parts: Sculpture Gardens, Lights, La Brea Tar Pits, much of Ahmanson Building, Plan two days to see it all, and 3 when all museums completed and would do Peterson Auto Museum across the st...
One of the best modern art museums we have seen - spectacular at night time - one of the highlights on our California trip - highly recommended.
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Japanese American National Museum
#16 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
I was most excited to see the exhibit Transpacific Borderlands which is one of many exhibits around town at various museums that is part of Pacific Standard Time, the celebration of Latin America in (and around) L...
What was once a more traditional Japanese American cultural museum has become a modern and relevant museum that proudly represents it's legacy mission of preserving its local history, educating visitors about that...
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
#17 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
There are a number of museums around the world with complete skeletons and fossils, but this is the only one I know that has the fossil beds on site with the museum and in the middle of a major city.
If you love museums and history as I do, I feel that this is a good place to go.
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The Gamble House Pasadena 8.1 mi away
#2 of 11 Museums in Pasadena
If you love Craftsman style architecture or love museums (which is how I stumbled upon it!)
Pasadena abounds with good museums, but this gem is less well known.
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
#18 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
We have visited many wax museums and Madame Tussauds is the best -- but the Hollywood location is the absolute best (we've been to Madame Tussauds in Washington DC and Vegas).
What I found most interesting is the encouragement of pictures, as this is opposite how museums usually are.
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The Hollywood Museum
#19 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
But, if you are able bodied, perhaps the owner will one day make it compliant for all. it is one of the best museums I have ever experienced.
First of all I only saw this place by walking past it with all the wax museums I didn’t actually think of visiting a real museum !! I loved it ..it was REAL old Hollywood the props were old and they have a scary p...
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GRAMMY Museum
#20 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
The Grammy Museum has a great balance of educational musical history of many/all genres, and has plenty of interactive exhibits - music making, instrument playing, short videos about the history of different artis...
The museum includes interactive areas like mini glass studios that allow you to produce your own music and little audio and film histories of different artists and genres.
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Hollyhock House
#21 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
I had one day in LA to do something and I already done the great art museums and city tours.
This is a great MUSEUM with a park , Barnsdall, to enjoy as well.
Travel Town
#22 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
There is an inside museum with a few preserved boxcars, buggies and autos.
Surprisingly fun free museum
Museum of Tolerance
#23 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
Truly one of the best museums I've ever been to!
I've visited museums all over the world and would rank this one in my top 10.
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Museum of Death
#24 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
I personally love small, unique museums.
... of memorabilia regarding high profile murders and deaths (Black Dahlia, Manson Family, etc) The museum is rather small but worth your time if you are so inclined to spend an afternoon dwelling on death.
Avila Adobe
#25 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
It is now a small museum – furnished as it would have been when first built, very nicely done.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art
#26 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
All 3 museums were fun visits, definitely providing a varied view of contemporary art and design.
I love museums and we have a wonderful one here in LA.
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Samuel Oschin Air & Space Center
#27 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
This museum is free but there is a small fee to view the Endeavour ($2) – well worth a visit.
Other space-related items on display in the museum are all really cool as well, like the actual Apollo command module, an Apollo spacesuit, and much more.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
#28 of 151 Museums in Los Angeles
I played and enjoyed going up and down the piano stairs :D We bought the promo ticket that gave us access to the Wax Museum and Guiness World Records Museum.
We purchased a ticket for Ripleys, The Guinness World Records museum and Hollywood Waxworks.
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