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The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr 700 (at Sepulveda Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300
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The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA


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The only reason to go to the Getty is for the architecture and the gardens. The permanent collection is horrible. 99% of the artwork there is un-influential and boring. Getty w...

so fun 1/21/2013

The Getty is such a fun place, I enjoyed going as a kid and still do as an adult. more

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Editorial Review 10/28/2011

This Museum is located at the Getty Center and has quite a few things for kids to explore such as the Art detective Cards, Family Art stops and more. The museum also offers special events for families and kids such as garden concerts for kids and other art making storytelling events. more

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The Getty 8/16/2011

The views that you get from The Getty are really what make the experience when visiting here. I love the food and usually the exhibits are good. Wished they changed exhibits more frequently. more

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Childrens Summer Concerts 8/15/2011

Just went yesterday with my kids to the free summer concert in the garden. Great!! The Getty does it all right. From easy access to the parking and tram, to people handing out water and programs, plus offering complimentary strollers for those of us with kids. I cannot say a single bad thing. Love it! more

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A must go place in LA 7/11/2011

many people like myself go years with out coming here. this place is amaizing, true beauty in los angeles. more

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Great Museum 4/9/2006

This museum is GREAT! It is free admission, and everyone there is exquisite. This museum really defines what you should find at a museum, with a wide range of internationally renowed art. The view from the top balconies provide an overlook of los angeles that is truly amazing. I recommend this museum to anyone who is looking for a good time, or an art enthusiast. more

World-class museum-ing! 4/1/2006

This fabulous, recently-moved and entirely new indoor-outdoor museum is the wealthiest in the world. Admission is free, you just pay parking. You park and take a tram up to the actual museum; the outside area lets light pour in, and from up on the hills you can see the skyscrapers of Los Angeles. The restaurants offer outside dining. The galleries are separated, and feature amazing examples of Western art including fine impressionist pieces, Roman artifacts, paintings from the Middle Ages, and furniture from the 18th century. Temporary exhibits in the past have featured exhibits such as Rembrandts and manuscript illuminations. What's possibly more amazing than the art itself is the architecture of the museum. It's slick and modern, and its indoor-outdoor approach allows breath-taking views of the surrounding areas. Worst thing was its location. Knowing the L.A. area, unless you're already really close-by, you're going to run into serious traffic driving through West L.A. to get there. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth the trip! more

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The Getty. 3/26/2006

The Getty Museum has got to be one amongst my favorite museums in Los Angeles! I don't know if they change their art or how often they change their art but I remember exactly how my favorite painting looked like as it hung on the wall of the museum. (I bought a poster of that painting but I can't find it!) In addition to all the lovely art, the landscape is truly breathtaking! There are roses, all different types of flowers, plants, trees, streams, etc that it kind of seems like the landscape is an artistic piece in its own! There's also plenty of shade where you can sit down and enjoy "nature" at the museum. The Getty also features many workshop stations for kids where they get to make their own art pieces that they can take home. All in all, I really recommend this museum! more

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Museum is to perfection 2/25/2006

This museum is amazing! This is the Disneyland of museums. The museum is so large that you really can't view it all in one visit unless you go through it very quickly! The museum is about five or six different buildings, each with different themes and items. They do offer rotating displays throughout the year and each one is more interesting than the other. Parking is $7 per car but no admission for the museum. There is a little tram that takes you from the parking structure to the grounds. There is a cafeteria and many little shops and coffee places situated throughout the grounds. A must see visit when in the area. There are actually two locations. This particular one in Los Angeles and another in Malibu. more

a great escape in LA 12/17/2005

The Getty center is definitely worth the visit! Not only is their permanent collection incredible but the building/garden/view itself is already breathtaking! First after you park your car (limited spot so inquire in advance or go by MTA bus) you take a little tramway that takes you up the hills to the museum. The view is incredible. You can stroll in the japanese garden and just sip a coffee there. It really feels like you're escaping from the frenzy of LA. more

One of the best 10/10/2005

This museum is more than a museum - it features a garden, a great view of LA, and there is a tram taking you from the parking lot to the museum area from which you can catch a great sight, and overall, its architecture can't be beat. Several different buildings showcase art from different periods and styles, and the center is a walkway. The museum itself is free, requiring only a parking fee. more

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The Getty 9/30/2005

The Getty is a definite place to go check out in the city of los angeles. it's right off of the 405 freeway and the location is kind of on top of a hill. The location is beautiful and the museum itself is a great place. they obviously put a lot of work into this place and its a huge clean place with great architecture. the place houses lots of classic pieces, so don't expect modern art. more

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A beautiful place to spen the day 9/27/2005

The Getty Center is a beautiful place for a day trip. Admission is free and it is huge. Roam the many galaries and make sure to visit the gardens and take in the amazing views. Parking on site is $5, but you can park on the street down the hill a bit and take the #14 Big Blue Bus for $.50. Plan on allowing most of a day to really enjoy it. They also hjage a great interactive area for chidren where they can dress up like paintings, etc. more

The Getty Center 9/23/2005

I went here last weekend with some friends for the first time. Wow! The architecture of this place is amazing, and so are the gardens. There are a couple of cafes where you can eat, but also some really nice picnic spots (that's what we did). It's free to get in, and parking is only $7 per carload. There are beautiful gardens and some amazing views of the city, and the museum offers some top-notch paintings, sculptures, and many other kinds of art. There are several free tours and they also do special events. This is something I will definitely do again. more

A museum with fantastic views 8/28/2005

The Getty museum is one of those places where I will take all my visiting friends new to Los Angeles. On a clear day, you have panoramic views from downtown LA to the beach. While I never really seems to spend much time actually looking at the art, I truly enjoy the architecture and the gardens. The museum is very open to kids running around and "learning" in the hallways about art. They have family programs and a special kid's exploration room. They also have periodic music and dance performances in an amazing hall where the balcony seats could hear a pin drop on the stage clearly. They have an amazing restaurant onsite which shares the same views and the food is excellent, however you'll probably pay about $50 per person with food and drinks. Entrance to the museum is free, however parking is $7. Parking is located at the bottom of the hill and visitors ride a tram uphill to the museum. more

Impressive architecture and fine art 8/21/2005

There are so many things to like about the Getty. To start off, admission is free, so this is open to everyone who would like to enjoy art. I guess the "catch" is that parking is not free, although I suppose you might be able to find street parking or some other place to park for free. The second thing you notice is the openness of the Getty Museum. Instead of one building with many different wings or rooms, the Getty has many different buildings and lots of open areas. Combined with the good weather in Los Angeles, this may be just a nice place to visit and enjoy a picnic. The third thing is the architecture. I think that's one of the drawing points of the Getty. People go there to look at the architecture. Lastly, there are art pieces inside the buildings. They seem to have a lot of pre-20th century European art and 19th and 20th century American and European photographs. Of course, like any other museum, they have rotating exhibits so you can check ahead before you go to see if there's something special you want to see, or just go for a nice picnic. more

amazing building with an amazing view 8/21/2005

The Getty Center is an amazing work of architecture that is just as much a piece of art as the art that is actually displayed on its walls. It is high atop a hill overlooking the Los Angeles landscape with a fantastic view of the city. The artwork housed at the complex seemed secondary to my enjoyment of the building and the view, but still enjoyable. Parking is really cheap and you take a tram up to the center. Definelty worth a trip if you are in town. Not all day thing, just plan to spend a couple of hours. more

Nice and Relaxing 8/20/2005

The Getty Museum is fun for adults and children. The museum mostly has European art. The museum itself is very nice. There are more things to see than just paintings and sculptures at the Getty Museum. This museum also has family activities. They also have concerts and lectures at the Getty Museum. more

Best in the West 8/20/2005

The marvelous marble palace that is the Getty is an excursion that is worth the effort. Their exhibits are classic and the building itself is a piece of art. Located high atop a hill, the view from the edge is of all of Los Angeles and the coast. The problem of parking has been eliminated by the tram you take to the top. They offer food and glorious outdoor seating. The garden is a haven for those who like to stroll or study. Free for students. more

Simply Incredible 8/19/2005

Much more than a museum, the Getty is probably California’s best all-around arts center. Located high above the freeway in the Santa Monica hills, the incredibly original architecture, itself alone worth a visit, cannot be experienced unless one actually takes on the ascent. The different collections of the center are incredible, and the $7 parking fee (the center itself is free), is a veritable bargain. Thankfully, the Getty dropped its policy to require parking reservations and parking is now on an availability basis. more
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  • Another great stop for older kids, the Getty Centers main attraction is the well-done art museum. Temporary exhibitions are also always a...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
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  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, Bel Air, Brentwood