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The Getty Center

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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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+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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Great Art and Great architecture

JP Getty may have considered a miser although he was the richest man in the world during his lifetime, but his estate established a fantastic museum overlooking LA. Besides a... read more

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Escondido, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

JP Getty may have considered a miser although he was the richest man in the world during his lifetime, but his estate established a fantastic museum overlooking LA. Besides a great art collection the architecture is worth a visit by itself. Also, great views of LA, weather and smog permitting

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a lovely Saturday morning visiting the Getty Museum. We arrived early enough that parking was easy. You take a tram to the museum. While Museum is free parking is $15. The Museum grounds are spectacular with gorgeous views all around. Beautiful gardens and sculptures. We were there for about two hours so did. It see everything. But what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a cool and inspiring place. It is free admittance and the quality of the collection and exhibitions is really high. I particularly appreciated the photography section displaying works from photo-reporters. It may take more than three hours to visit if you also want to spend time admiring gm the impressive views over all LA, which you should!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed it. Lots of areas of to walk around. The actual tour is nice. They have different areas everywhere.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing Architecture, as well as permanent and temporarily exhibits. It was a lovely experience. I always see something new. Walking in the garden is delightful and the views of the City are superb.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

do not miss a stop here. The views aside, the architecture is stunning and so unique.... Exhibits are numerous and all categories, but my favorite was just using the interactive screens to read all about J. Paul Getty- how he grew up, how many wives and children he had, the abduction/ ransom of a grandson, etc....like reading about american royalty!... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

free entrance to the museum, many paints , sculture, amaizing view from the top of the hill, also have cafetería.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They charge for parking ($15) but entry for everyone is FREE. You will understand how hard that is to believe after you see the incomparable collection. This museum collection includes Van Gogh's "Irises" which is worth probably $150 MILLION alone, and has many other world-renowned artists and pieces that will knock you over. Plan to stay several hours. They have... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about the Getty center from the parking, to the ride up in the tram, to the tours, to the warm greeting you get, to all the helpful employees, to the phenomenal displays they have and the amazing gardens and statues is first class. It was a beautiful California day and perfect to spend a couple of hours touring the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't think of what more you would want from an art museum. As a pretty uneducated art enthusiast I especially enjoyed the free headset tour guide which helped explain and contextualise some of what we saw. We were guided through, in chronological order, through renaissance, impressionist and 19th century painting all amongst a spectacular hilltop setting and affordable cafe.... More 

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