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The Getty Villa, Malibu

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Check out the only ancient life-size Greek bronze statues that survive in the modern world, titled Victorious Youth, at The Getty Villa. The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum inspired the museum's classical architecture and landscaping. The villa has a vast library and enormous collection of works from Greek, Roman, and Etruscan civilizations. You can view 44,000 antiques dating as far back as 6,500 BCE. After you have examined the historical sculptures and other installations in the villa's gallery, take a walk through its gardens in the main courtyard and try the Mediterranean food at the cafe. Arrange your visit to The Getty Villa and discover more family-friendly attractions in Malibu using our Malibu trip planner.
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  • One of the best things to do in LA. Spectacular collection in an amazing setting. The architecture is as fun to look at as the art work. You need to reserve tickets and a time on line, which is good.....  more »
  • Much improved from when we visited more than 10 years ago - the pool actually has water. one piece of advice is to not visit when there is beach traffic; that detracted from the outing.  more »
  • Such an absolute beautiful place. It was gorgeous really! All the art and gardens were amazing. Don't forget to get tickets online. They are free but it's timed entry so you have to have a ticket. I like the way they do that because it doesn't get too crowded.
  • One of my favorite museums on the West coast. Uniquely built on the hills overlooking the Pacific ocean, modeled after a historic Roman villa. The exhibits are varied and beautifully curated. I visit here several times a year. Great for couples, families or anyone who appreciate history and art. Paid parking but entry is free. I recommend you register online as they only allow a limited amount of visitors per day

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