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The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1666
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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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    Nathan Hearns
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    5 May 22, 2014

    A fantastic museum! Between the permanent collection and the rotating exhibits, you absolutely cant go wrong. Plus some phenomenal view for photo ops as you walk around the center and the gardens because the views are incredible...from everywhere! The architecture of the building are amazing! If you are into art (or just incredible locations), you have to go to the Getty.

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    Sara Benson
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    5 Mar 19, 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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    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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    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 CenterPro 2014
    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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    Vanessa Rodriguez
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    5 Feb 07, 2014
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    Margeaux Randolph
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    4 Jun 01, 2014

    One of the most beautiful views of all of L.A. Free parking, great train ride. A nice trip for a relaxed afternoon.

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    Aya
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    3 Oct 31, 2013
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    Manuelle and Larry
    5 Jun 10, 2014

    The views, the art collections, the wonderful cafeteria with its outdoor patio and great food, and the wonderful upscale restaurant -The Restaurant at the Getty. The Restaurant has a wonderful 3-course prix-fixe menu under $50 that is well worth the money, $65 with wine pairing - reserve a table by the window and book early!
    Museum admission is free, parking is $15.

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  • The Getty CenterPro 2014
    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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    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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    michere
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    4 Jan 29, 2014

    WOW! Funny story...My friend and I were driving at night for the first time to the Getty. We saw the winding grey "road" and thought we had to drive up that path. Thank Goodness we didn't!

    Instead, a lovely tram ride took us there while we enjoyed the night view up to the Getty.

    I studied architecture so it was truly an experience as we approached the building. I love that there is a panoramic view available and seating areas for people to sit around the exhibit buildings.

    My favorite part was the impressionist portion and the photography. There was one documenting the graphic lives of soldiers. It was extremely moving.

    As a designer I was so inspired to see the beautiful masterpieces here. So inspired that it gave me new ideas to try!

    Thanks Getty! I'd say this is pretty good for a museum in the US.

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    Verlisia
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    5 Nov 06, 2013

    Picturesque architecture in a surreal atmosphere. The Getty Center has an seductive beauty that is almost out of this world.

    The museum is huge and there is a lot to take in. Budget your time and prepare to spend (at least) a day here if you want to check out the exhibits. Don't made the same mistake I did. This is not a place you would want to rush through. Make sure you stay here to watch the sunset. The view was breathtaking.

    If it is your first trip to LA, skip all the touristy spots and make time for Getty Center. It is unbelievable how such an amazing museum could be free. (You do need to pay for parking though)

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    Matthew Crompton
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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    Perched high up on a sculpted ridgeline north of the city (and reached via a mini-tramway!) the Getty Center is unparalleled for its architecture and natural setting. With great hilltop views over the Pacific and the sprawl of Los Angeles, the complex of rough-quarried white marble and surrounding gardens is nothing short of stunning. The museum's collection runs to European and American painting, sculpture, and photography, and it frequently plays host to outstanding travelling exhibitions; a Jacques Louis David retrospective I saw here in 2006 blew my mind.

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    Erin K
    4 Jun 16, 2014

    I love free museums, and the Getty is one of those places that you just have to take advantage of. Aside from the fantastic exhibitions and phenomenal views, they put on "Saturdays Off the 405," an outdoor concert held every few weeks (also free) that features new or relatively unknown bands, cocktails, and food.

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    Devon
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    4 Oct 12, 2013

    Love the Getty Center! The exhibits are always changing and the parking is free after 5PM. In the summer they host "Concerts off the 405" and it's a great place to catch up and coming bands.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    4 Nov 21, 2013

    With collections ranging from the Middle Ages to the present, The Getty Center's J. Paul Getty Museum houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts and European and American photographs. The collections are displayed against a backdrop of striking architecture, tranquil (but for all the visitors) gardens, and panoramic views of the Los Angeles Basin. The museum is supported by one of the world's largest and wealthiest foundations, the J. Paul Getty Trust.

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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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4.5 out of 5
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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 ... read more
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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