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The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, California 90049-1657 USA

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Opens Sat 10a
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Since this incredible estate is located atop a hill, visitors have the option of taking a 15-minute walk or going for a short tram ride from the parking area. The tram is a very cool experience, even for someone who is usually afraid of heights. Once you arrive, you’re free to explore the campus, which features gardens, a museum, and several other buildings of architectural significance. It’s not as crowded as some other LA attractions, so you’ll be able to enjoy the experience and the art without worrying you’ll be interrupted by kids.

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“seeking to inspire curiosity about visual art”

Getty Museum The Getty on the hilltop. Find art from medieval manuscripts to contemporary photography at the Getty Center in Brentwood, just off the 405. The Getty Center's permanent exhibit houses the art collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The collection's highlights include: pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; 19th- and 20th-century American and international photographs; contemporary and modern sculpture.

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Reviewed by
gutierrezmarissa

  • 13 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
14 September 2019

2019 - Parking is $20; $15 after 3 pm. For evening events and on Saturdays, parking is $10 after 6 pm.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
shannonpettis

  • 13 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
28 July 2016
Rated 5.0

The Getty Center is a wonderful (and FREE) place to visit! There is a charge for parking. My children enjoyed the tram ride up to the museum grounds. There is a great deal of variety here; paintings, sculptures, mosaics, old Bibles, the list goes on and on. The view of L.A. from the upper floors is just incredible! My entire family enjoyed our visit here. We visited the Getty Villa on the same day and found the Getty Center to be far more impressive. Definitely worth your time, a wonderful day trip!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Luke The Drifter

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  • 142 Reviews
  • 69 Helpful
23 July 2014
Rated 5.0

This place is awesome... so much to see and for free... you are also treated to an unbeatable view of the city from it's perch :)

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Zach Pendleton

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
29 July 2017
Rated 5.0

If you see the Getty Villa and Getty Center on the same day (except Monday's I think) you only have to pay for parking once.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ray Mack

  • 19 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
16 October 2014
Rated 5.0

The Architecture alone is something worth experiencing with beautiful views of the city as well as the ocean. The exhibits are very well curated. It's a wonderful trip all around and you can certainly spend the entire day there soaking it all in.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
danitim77

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
08 September 2014
Rated 5.0

great little museum .. very modern and nice

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kafkakat1969

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  • 0 Helpful
26 October 2022
Rated 2.0

I liked the other Getty Museum better down in Malibu

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Reviewed by
HawkwingWhite

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
08 July 2018
Rated 5.0

It is a great place to go, there is beauty in every corner of this place.

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HawkwingWhite

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24 May 2018
Rated 5.0

Beautiful place with lots to see. I really enjoyed myself here

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Reviewed by
robcona

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
07 November 2015
Rated 5.0

Excellent way to spend the day. And it's free!

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The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, California
90049-1657 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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