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The Getty Center

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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1657
Phone Number: +1 310-440-7300
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries...

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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I have lived in LA for 9 years and visited the Getty for the first time this weekend! I can tell you this will be on the itinerary for every out of town guest I have from now on... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have lived in LA for 9 years and visited the Getty for the first time this weekend! I can tell you this will be on the itinerary for every out of town guest I have from now on. The property is spectacular and the views are the best in the entire city. Sunset was great. Entrance is free which... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a gem of a museum. Beautiful and majestically sitting high on a mountain, this museum offers a spectacular setting overlooking city and water views. Inside are priceless paintings, photographs, sculptures and art and outside u can wander the immaculate gardens. Sit on the lawn with a bottle of wine (purchased their for $25) and enjoy all it has... More 

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Lyndhurst, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the tram ride up through the buildings & gardens, the Getty Center was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! We arrived after 3pm so parking was discounted & admittance was free and we stayed to enjoy the beautiful panoramic sunsets from different vantage points; it was breath taking!

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Great way to spend some time with your family. Surprisingly, the kids even enjoyed walking around. The views are amazing and the garden is below is very peaceful.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Free. You pay for parking. Free parking after 3 pm. Love the cute tram ride up the hill. The best views of the LA area! Ocean, downtown, highway, mountains etc. I stayed for two hours. I want to come back and see something new each time. So I did not see all the artwork. The photo Center was my only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the family here and enjoyed the spectacular architecture of the buildings and amazing views of the LA basin. The grounds and gardens were lovely to walk through and admire. The art is also worthy of a full day at the museum. We had lunch in the cafeteria on the premises and it was good. Our kids / teens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is an exhibit focused on alchemy, which is how materials and processes are used from nature to create -- artistic creation, but also guilds that were formed to study questions of creation in general. They were trying to solve the mysteries of the universe. Thus, it is really man-made creation in a nutshell. Taking natural substances, and changing them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While Getty Museum has its share of masterpieces, it is not only for the art works that you must visit. Unlike other museums, architecture of Getty although modern and contemporary is eye pleasing and has been done with a lot of thought and planning to offer you the best views of LA and make use of the natural light. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great day trip from San Diego to see lots of art, nice view of city and a lovely walk through their gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit. It took about 4 hours to visit all the galleries in the 4 different buildings, but they are all connected on the second floors. The museum is free, but parking is $15 per car. We arrived about 11AM and no problem finding parking in the garage and the museum was not crowded. It got busy in... More 

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