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  • Getty Villa Malibu

    1. Getty Villa Malibu

    Pacific Palisades | Museum/Gallery

    Feeding off the cultures of ancient Rome, Greece, and Etruria, the villa exhibits astounding antiquities, though on a first visit even they...Read More

    Getty Villa Malibu
  • Hollywood Museum

    2. Hollywood Museum

    Hollywood | Museum/Gallery

    Don’t let its kitschy facade turn you off. The Hollywood Museum, nestled at the busy intersection of Hollywood and Highland, is worth it, especially...Read More

    Hollywood Museum
  • 3. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens


    If you have time for just one stop in the Pasadena area, be sure to see this sprawling estate built for railroad tycoon Henry E. Huntington...Read More

  • 4. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    Miracle Mile | Museum/Gallery

    Los Angeles has a truly fabulous museum culture and everything that it stands for can be epitomized by the massive, eclectic, and ever-changing...Read More

  • 5. Norton Simon Museum


    As seen in the New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade, this low-profile brown building is one of the finest midsize museums anywhere, with...Read More

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  • 6. The Broad Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The talk of Los Angeles's art world when it opened in 2015, this museum in an intriguing, honeycomb-looking building was created by philanthropists...Read More

  • The Getty Center

    7. The Getty Center


    With its curving walls and isolated hilltop perch, the Getty Center resembles a pristine fortified city of its own. You may have been lured...Read More

    The Getty Center
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  • 8. Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum


    With spectacular views of Surfrider Beach and lush garden grounds, this Moorish Spanish–style house epitomizes all the reasons to live in Malibu...Read More

  • 9. Bergamot Station


    Named after a stop on the Red Trolley line that once shuttled between Downtown and the Santa Monica Pier, Bergamot Station is now a depot for...Read More

  • 10. California African American Museum

    Exposition Park | Museum/Gallery

    With more than 4,500 historical artifacts, this museum showcases contemporary art of the African diaspora. Artists represented here include...Read More

  • 11. California Science Center

    Exposition Park | Museum/Gallery

    You're bound to see excited kids running up to the dozens of interactive exhibits here that illustrate the prevalence of science in everyday...Read More

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  • 12. Chinese American Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Because it's in El Pueblo Plaza, you might assume that this museum features Mexican American art. It's actually the last surviving structure...Read More

  • 13. Craft and Folk Art Museum

    Mid-Wilshire | Museum/Gallery

    This small but important cultural landmark pioneered support for traditional folk arts. The two-story space has a global outlook, embracing...Read More

  • 14. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The Geffen Contemporary is one of architect Frank Gehry's boldest creations. The largest of the three MOCA branches, with 40,000 square feet...Read More

  • 15. GRAMMY Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The GRAMMY Museum brings the music industry to life. Throughout four floors and 30,000 square feet of space, the museum showcases rare footage...Read More

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  • 16. Guinness World Records Museum

    Hollywood | Museum/Gallery

    While there are several Guinness World Records Museum locations across the globe, popping into the location in Hollywood is a fun, little side...Read More

  • 17. Heritage Square Museum

    Highland Park | Museum/Gallery

    Looking like a prop street set up by a film studio, Heritage Square resembles a row of bright dollhouses in the modest Highland Park neighborhood...Read More

  • 18. Hollywood Bowl Museum

    Hollywood | Museum/Gallery

    Originally the tearoom for the Hollywood Bowl, this unassuming, two-story museum not only recounts the history of one of L.A.’s most renowned...Read More

  • 19. Hollywood Heritage Museum

    Hollywood | Museum/Gallery

    This unassuming building across from the Hollywood Bowl is a treasure trove of memorabilia from the earliest days of Hollywood filmmaking, including...Read More

  • 20. Hollywood Wax Museum

    Hollywood | Museum/Gallery

    If a walk through Hollywood hasn't yielded any star-spotting, head over to this venerable icon of a museum, which has been open continuously...Read More

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