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Norton Simon Museum

411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
+1 626-449-6840
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Awesome art exhibits and worth the afternoon. From LA and surprised I never visited it before... read more

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lilbuddha35
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Los Angeles, California
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A little gem in the midst of Pasadena. An amazing private collection...Rembrandt, Goya, Degas and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kelly K
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Northridge, CA
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections.
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“sculpture garden” (141 reviews)
“van gogh” (91 reviews)
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome art exhibits and worth the afternoon. From LA and surprised I never visited it before. This and the Huntington Library are like hidden gems in the Pasadena area

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little gem in the midst of Pasadena. An amazing private collection...Rembrandt, Goya, Degas and Picasso to name a few. Beautiful gift shop and sculpture garden. Sadly it’s bitter against a freeway on ramp so there is freeway noise.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-worth a 3-4 hour visit , more impressive than the Getty . Also a museum where you can get very close to the paintings , have unobstructed views and be in an ambient , comfortable setting .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the art is truly exceptional, their air conditioning on this 100+ degree day was even better. We thought the temperature was about 65 degrees, almost too cold but certainly refreshing on a hot humid day. The lay out of the museum is very nice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Norton Simon is a world-class art museum with a beautiful sculpture garden inspired by Monet's water garden in Giverny, France. Rarely crowded, you can view true artist masterpieces as close as you need and as long as you would like. There is a great...More

Thank Will R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I a pleasant location this museum offers a great collection, with a special attention to the Rembrandts and the garden of sculptures. A must see.

Thank Jose Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this museum because it is not overwhelming. The painting collection selectively covers the centuries, and the Asian collection of statuary is beautiful. Rest outside in the garden with some coffee or tea and take in the pond and people in a relaxing setting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to many amazing museums in the world, with free entry, the $15.00 admission price felt a little high for what you get. You are constantly supervised with museum staff watching your each and ever move. This felt a little restrictive. There is a...More

Thank Robyn P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum to spend the afternoon. Lots of exhibits, paintings and statuary. Pretty pond out back with snack bar.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my first visit to the Norton Simon today. It was helpful to arrive right at noon: ample parking and uncrowded. Renting the audioguide for the permanent exhibits was worthwhile. Not only were the explanations interesting and varied (and fun to listen to some of.the...More

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Bledsoe2Bledsoe2
9 December 2016|
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Response from love2travel1211 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited Norton Simon Museum last Sunday (2/4/18), the price had increased to $15 adult, $12 senior.
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johnpro3_123
18 March 2016|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
Monday - 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
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ElectricGramma
22 February 2015|
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Response from Stuart L | Reviewed this property |
Also - don't miss the Huntington Gardens and museums just down the road
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