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Review of The Getty Center

The Getty Center
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Los Angeles Getty Scavenger Hunt Adventure
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$249.00*
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Ranked #1 of 564 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“favourite place in LA”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

my 2nd visit. highly recomend. cost about $50 by taxi to get there but entry is free. volunteers are friendly and helpful. you can get an ipod touch at the entrance with a guided tour on it or join on of the scheduledtours. all free of course
loved the gardens exhibitions and the architecture.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“beautiful inside and outside”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

The Getty Center is not just a museum, tourists and occasional visitors go there for its architecture and its exhibits, but the truly dedicated locals go there because it's a great place to hang around. You can meet your friends and, why not, have a coffee at the museum cafe, or walk through the gardens. You can go there to study on a sunny day (most days of the year in L.A.), and enjoy the view of the city. And if that wasn't enough, you can always attend the special events that the museum holds from time to time (e.g. Saturday Nights at the Getty). This is a true gem of Los Angeles. (and don't forget the Getty Villa - see my review on that!)

Visited November 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
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“Not My Favorite”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

They had an interesting collection of art but I wasn't sure they were all originals. I loved the sculpture collection. The grounds are huge and they had at least one very fine restaurant. I just came away from it not feeling the love.

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Amazing, Even Knowing Expense Was Not A Concern”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

I'd seen photos of the Getty Museum, and had wanted to visit for some time and thought I knew what to expect. It is much larger and impressive than photos can even suggest. I took the architectural tour, which was work the hour or so. This is an amazing site, construction project, building, plan, and execution. Bravo!

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Take a day for this....”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Getting to the Getty was a bit of an adventure because of Carmageddon, but we eventually found our way. We got to the parking lot ($15 for the day) and went down, down, down, trying not to think 'earthquake'. Once parked, things improved remarkably. We hopped on the spotless, silent, free shuttle to the museum. Other than lunch we never spent another cent. Everything is free. Our welcome guide was quick to tell us that all guided tours were free, and if we were passing one in progress and it sounded interesting to feel free to join it, and if it turned out to be not our thing, to feel free to just move on. There's a nice restaurant ($$$) and a very good cafe, where we had lunch. Lots of choices. The museum itself is wonderful. The architecture and gardens are awesome - something for everyone. Do go - you will be so glad you did.

Visited November 2012
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