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“Pretty”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Getty Center

The Getty Center
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The Getty Center Museum & Movie Stars' Homes Tour from Santa Monica
Ranked #1 of 542 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pretty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

The gps directions were wonky, but when we found it, boy was parking crazy. Took a long time to even get into the parking structure. The tram to go up was easy but not when it is crowded. A tip, walk down instead of waiting for a tram, it took very little time and only one tram had passed us on the way down. The galleries are beautiful, a lot of walking. Make sure you pay for parking before you leave, and only certain floors take cash.

Visited December 2013
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“LA's architectural gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Who says that LA doesn't have a top notch museum? This museum is free and the grounds are perfect for relaxing and picnics. The building balconies offer fantastic views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and on a clear day, you can see the ocean. The Richard Meier building like the artwork it houses is an architectural masterpiece. The tram ride up the hill from the parking area to the museum entrance offers a view of Brentwood and LA's famous freeways. This is a must-see in LA! You won't be disappointed.

Visited October 2013
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Newport Beach, California
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“A tourist must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

You will love this beautiful tribute to architecture and art. If you are picking spots for your itinerary, this one is a M U S T!

Visited February 2013
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“The views are the best in LA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

The museum is stunning but the view is just mind boggling. Fantastic mix of modern and period art, furniture, porcelain, sculptures- a must see in LA

Visited December 2013
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Woodbury, New York
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“A must for the visitor to LA area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Getty Villa is a spectacular property located in Malibu. Bring your camera for photos of the landscaping, gardens and villa itself.
Take the tours offered to learn the history behind this property.

Visited December 2013
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