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Review of The Getty Center

The Getty Center
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US$15.00*
and up
Los Angeles Getty Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #1 of 629 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We went to the Getty Centre on a recent trip to LA; the building itself is very impressive with cool architecture. There are also a lot of view points where you can get a nice view of the city. There is a nice cafe area, but the food on site is pretty limited and very overpriced. Also, bear in mind that though the museum itself is free, if you drive you'll be forced to park in an expensive multi-storey carpark! You should also factor into your trip that you may have to queue for 1-2hours to get in on busy days (as we did last weekend!)
Overall, though I personally don't go out of my way to visit arts museums, I think the architecture here and the views themselves are worth a look if you have a free half-day when in LA. If you're only visiting to get good city views then I would say Griffiths Observatory and Oue Skyspace are far better for that!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Be prepared to walk and spend the day if you want to see everything. Except for the $15 parking fee which includes a tram ride to the center the museum was free. We were able to visit the Egypt exhibit which was outstanding. The museum consist of several buildings each having several floors of exhibits plus the gardens and the views of the LA area.

Thank JOHN W
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Could easily spend a day here going around the art collection and gardens. Great views over LA out as far as the ocean. Quite busy so get here early.

Thank AndrewKen
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We have lived in the LA area for decades. Being "not the museim kind" vizited it for the first time recently.
Parking is convenient. Tram then takes to the center. Tram ride itself is breath taking with views of the neighboring hills and greenery right in the middle of megalopolis.
The museum is well sectioned. The building is architecturally soothing.
For a break there is a food/coffee stall in the courtyard.
Well manicured garden and greenery. Beautiful photography.
Looking forward to another visit.

Thank Juma B
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

If you prefer art over glitz this is one of the best ways to spend a day in Los Angeles. The building and collection are both well worth a visit in their own right. Moreover it is entirely free, apart from the bus trip or drive out there. This was our highlight of LA.

Thank DKA255100
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