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The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1666
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    Yenni Vance
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    5 Jul 27, 2014

    The Getty is the one place any visitor to Los Angeles should not miss. Only a short drive away from Santa Monica on the 405 Freeway, the Getty offers superb panoramic views of Los Angeles, the mountains and the ocean. Go to the Getty for its lovely gardens, open spaces, Richard Meier-designed modernist architecture, and free concerts in the summer.

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  • The Getty CenterPro 2014
    Richard
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    5 Apr 02, 2014

    Typical museums are not everyone's "cup of tea," unless there is something one really desires, target specific groups, or been forced to by a teacher to write a research paper about it. Getty Center is one of the few museums where it does not take a lot to make people come here, and they love it!

    The museum is more famous for their garden and the magnificent view of L.A. Downtown than its actual artwork collection. The artwork is not on par with LACMA, but is still the second most extensive museum collection in Los Angeles.

    The art collection was mostly from Europe in the renaissance. I prefer the diversity of LACMA because I can see Mayan, Ancient Egyptian, and other ancient civilization's artwork.

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    Audrey Lo "@GogobotAudrey"
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    5 Feb 15, 2014

    Phenomenal view! Favorite museum in la!

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    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Oct 06, 2013

    The Getty is a stunning museum and not to be missed (especially if you're a UCLA student - it's so close and it's FREE!). You can take the Big Blue Bus straight to the museum if you don't want to deal with parking. When riding the tram up to the Center, make sure you face out so that you can take in the breathtaking view. Bring a picnic lunch or make reservations at The Restaurant. The modern garden is beautifully landscaped and like a little maze. You definitely forget that you are in the hustle and bustle of LA and can imagine being somewhere in Europe. Then you look out at the skyline and see the brown smog and traffic on the 405 below and remember, yes, this is why I love LA.

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  • The Getty Center
    Becca Bandit
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    5 Jun 20, 2013

    Free museum overlooking LA. Beautiful inside and out!

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    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Jun 23, 2012
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    Sara Benson
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    5 Jul 24, 2014

    If you only have time for one museum during your visit to LA, consider picking this one. Art + awesome views of the West LA cityscape, especially at sunset, when the white Travertine marble of these modernist buildings glows with pastel colors. Admission is free if you come by bus, or pay for parking (no reservations needed). The museum's cafe with panoramic glass windows is not half bad, though it is pricey.

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    Danny Nguyễn
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    5 Jun 05, 2014

    Admission to the Getty Center is free! The only thing you have to pay for is $15 parking. The parking structure has plenty of levels for parking so you just got to be patient and drive around in circles a few minutes. Once you get out of your car and head to the elevator, it takes you to the tram. The tram is also free, which takes you up to the Getty Center. Once you're there, you're free to roam around and check out the beautiful art and take in the scenery of Los Angeles. This is a great place to take a date and just wander around and take pictures.

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  • The Getty CenterPro 2014
    Andrea L
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    5 Mar 24, 2014

    A beautiful place for visitors and locals alike. With free admission (although there is a charge for parking), it's hard to compare it to anything else.

    Without even exploring the interiors and the artwork contained within, the exteriors and views can be quite breathtaking.

    With a park like atmosphere, complete with water fountains and a cafe, it is the kind of place you could truly spend a whole day.

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    Tanya Hooper
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    5 Jun 20, 2014

    Beautiful place for a day out. The grounds are really beautiful and the collection is nice too. The drive up is also pretty amazing!

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    John Abdou
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    5 Aug 19, 2013

    Maybe the best museum in Southern California. Always has great exhibits that range in variety from around the world. The garden is a great place to relax and enjoy the views of LA as well. They offer a summer series of out door evening concerts that will not disappoint. It's a worthwhile experience.

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    Travis Katz
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    5 Aug 19, 2013

    One of the coolest spots in L.A., the Getty Center sits up on a hill in west LA with views to the ocean. Even if you don't go inside the museum, it is worth the trip - the gardens are fantastic for strolling or laying in the grass to read a book. The architecture is stunning. All in all an amazing spot.

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    Emon Tjokro
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    5 Aug 19, 2013

    One of the greatest museum in the world. Their collections were amazing and their garden was magnificent! I always enjoy coming here every time.

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  • The Getty Center
    Becky M.
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    5 Apr 04, 2013

    In my opinion, two of the best reasons to visit the Getty are the architecture and the physical setting. The buildings are beautiful and so is the landscaping and the views. There are often some great temporary exhibitions, which is good because the permanent collection can be underwhelming. If you grab a bus or a hotel shuttle (some nearby hotels offer them for free), you will avoid the parking fee, which is the only charge for visiting. Have lunch in the cafe, where the food is good, or just grab a cookie (they're the best -- I used to work here and always had trouble staying away from them!).

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    Susan Lee
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is a great place to spend half a day without spending too much. There is no admission fee, but just a parking fee of $8-10 per car. The museum is impressive both inside and out. The inside has an extensive art collection which covers all time periods. The water fountain and gardens in the outside of the museum are a great place to enjoy some sun.

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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Amazing museum! You got to be there is you are in LA

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    5 Apr 01, 2011
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    5 Apr 03, 2013
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    5 Jun 17, 2014
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    5 Feb 07, 2014
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The Getty Center is without question one of Los Angeles’ top museums. Its mountain top location and unique architecture make it a sight to behold even before entering its world-class galleries and exhibits. Feast your eyes on works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and countless other artistic luminaries from past and present. If the buildings and the art aren’t enough, step out into a stunning garden complex replete with diverse regional species and water features. The view of Los Angeles from the Getty gardens can’t be beaten! In addition to the art and location, the Getty offers excellent dining options in the form of a modern cafeteria.

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