Museum - Best of 2012

Published Nov 20, 2012

Maybe it’s your go-to spot for a rainy day or the place you take guests who are in town. What is your favorite museum?

Winner
2012 Winner

1. J. Paul Getty Museum

Voters Love

"Easily reachable by MTA, and well worth the trip. Once the tram climbs the hill, you'll have left the stress of L.A..." via Dave A.

Find It
1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles CA 90049
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Local Flavor, Museum, Art Gallery, Picnic Spot, 1200 Getty Center Drive Brentwood Los Angeles CA 90049
    Nominee for: Museum
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood Los Angeles, CA
  • Japanese American National Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 100 North Central Avenue Central City Los Angeles CA 90012
    Nominee for: Museum
    100 North Central Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • L.A. County Museum of Art, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Mid-City West Los Angeles CA 90036
    Nominee for: Museum
    5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Mid-City West Los Angeles, CA
  • Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Art Gallery, 1151 Oxford Road San Marino CA 91108
    Nominee for: Museum
    1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard South Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 90007
    Nominee for: Museum
    900 Exposition Boulevard, South Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
  • California Science Center, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Family Entertainment, 700 State Drive South Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 90037
    Nominee for: Museum
    700 State Drive, South Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
  • Norton Simon Museum, Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 411 W Colorado Blvd Pasadena Pasadena CA 91105
    Nominee for: Museum
    411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena Pasadena, CA
  • Petersen Automotive Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90036
    Nominee for: Museum
    6060 Wilshire Blvd, Mid-City West Los Angeles, CA
  • Museum of Tolerance, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 9786 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA 90035
    Nominee for: Museum
    9786 W Pico Blvd, West Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 250 S Grand Ave Los Angeles CA 90012
    Nominee for: Museum
    250 S Grand Ave, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 9341 Venice Blvd Culver City CA 90232
    Nominee for: Museum
    9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA
  • Museum of Latin American Art, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 628 Alamitos Ave Long Beach CA 90802
    Nominee for: Museum
    628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach Long Beach, CA
  • Children's Museum of Los Angeles, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 14410 Sylvan St Los Angeles CA 91401
    Nominee for: Museum
    11800 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace Lake View Terrace, CA
  • Autry National Center, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles CA 90027 Southwest Museum of the American Indian Los Angeles CA 90065
    Nominee for: Museum
    Multiple locations
  • Hammer Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90024
    Nominee for: Museum
    10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood Los Angeles, CA
  • Hollywood Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 1660 N Highland Ave Los Angeles CA 90028
    Nominee for: Museum
    1660 N Highland Ave, Hollywood Los Angeles, CA
  • Fort MacArthur Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 3601 S Gaffey St San Pedro CA 90731
    Nominee for: Museum
    3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro San Pedro, CA
  • Torrance Art Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 3320 Civic Center Dr Torrance CA 90503
    Nominee for: Museum
    3320 Civic Center Dr, Torrance Torrance, CA
  • Craft and Folk Art Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90036
    Nominee for: Museum
    5814 Wilshire Blvd, Mid-City West Los Angeles, CA
  • A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 5900 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90036
    Nominee for: Museum
    6032 Wilshire Blvd, Mid-City West Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, Berth 84, Foot of 6th Street San Pedro CA 90731
    Nominee for: Museum
    Berth 84, Foot of 6th Street, San Pedro San Pedro, CA
  • Museum of Latin American Art, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 644 Alamitos Ave Long Beach CA 90802
    Nominee for: Museum
    644 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach Long Beach, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: Museum
    Venice Blvd & Motor Ave, Culver City Los Angeles, CA
  • Pasadena Museum of History, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 470 W Walnut St Pasadena CA 91103
    Nominee for: Museum
    470 W Walnut St, Pasadena Pasadena, CA
  • Korean American Museum, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment, Museum, 3727 W 6th St Los Angeles CA 90020
    Nominee for: Museum
    3727 W 6th St, Koreatown Los Angeles, CA
Contest Overview
  • 28,509
    Total Votes
  • 16,499
    Voters
  • 158
    Winners

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