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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

    Library/Archive

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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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