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GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE

GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE

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800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800
http://www.grammymuseum.org/
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Great memorabilia pieces here. And entrance fee was very reasonable. Plan to spend a couple of hours here at least

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Winder, Georgia, USA

My husband and I went here on our anniversary trip to L.A. We found tickets for much less on Groupon. The final total of our tickets after the discount came to $6 per ticket which was cheaper than purchasing tickets directly from the Grammy Museum. The tickets directly to the Grammy Museum are $12.95 per adult ($11.95 college students), kids ages 6-17 are $10.95 per ticket. Children under 6 are free. There are also military rates ($10.95 per person). Nevertheless, we really enjoyed our entire visit. Everyone was friendly from start to finish. I really enjoyed the Otis Redding exhibit the most because I grew up listening to his music. There is a variety artists from different music genres including gospel. We got to hear music from different artists, see some of their outfits on display, and see past live performances on television screens. There was also a lot of interactive stuff to do live record yourself singing and play it back. We were there for a little over two hours. It felt like we stepped back in "music" time. There is also a souvenir shop at the end which has reasonably priced items. I would love to go again in the future when more exhibits are added. Nevertheless, it is best to allot 2 hours to fully enjoy the museum. There are 4 floors of exhibits and etc. It is handicap accessible (there are elevators and stairs to take to each floor). The museum opens at 10:30 and from my experience, you have more space to roam because it's not crowded if you get there early. Be prepared to pay to park (parking won't be validated). The best place to park is in the L.A. Live West Garage (Lot W, Gates E or F) (it is handicap accessible). The parking cost $5 for 2 hours and anything after 2 hours is charged at $5 in 30 minute increments. If you patronize some of the restaurants or the movie theaters at L.A. Live, they will validate your parking.

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As a voting member of NARAS I have to recommend the Grammy Museum. I always learn something cool when I visit.

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Escondido, California, USA

4 floors of displays but area where you can put head phones on and listen. To music. Also where you can participate in mixing music, signing, some hands on areas. Most is displays of costumes or artifacts.

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The GRAMMY Museum, is an interactive, educational museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards. 9 miles from The Studio and Cottage.

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Chino

This place was so amazing I wish we would have gotten there earlier but even with the limited time I was able to fully enjoy all the exhibits Taylor Swift had her own floor!! The Tupac exhibition was also awesome I felt really cool looking at all the history of the Grammy awards and you even get to see real Grammies!! There are also interactive areas for you to play around in!! Loved it!!!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Four floors of exhibits, there is something for everyone. I don't know any other place that offers such an overview of the music/recording part of the entertainment industry.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Great memorabilia pieces here. And entrance fee was very reasonable. Plan to spend a couple of hours here at least

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Local from West Covina

I love coming here! I got to do a video of Whitney Houston "I Wanna Dance with somebody" and there are so many more collections. It is basically a trip down memory lane and a history of great music!

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New York City, New York State, USA

For any pop music fan, no trip to LA is complete without a visit to the Grammy Museum. Located at LA Live, the museum is conveniently located in the heart of great dining and shopping options.

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If you love music this is definitely a must visit. 4 floors of music history and the Laurel Canyon exhibit is killer!

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Local from West Los Angeles, California, USA

Far less known than most L.A. museum, this is actually a gem hidden on the side of the L.A. Live complex. Well worth the price of admission!

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Nice fun place to spend on an afternoon. Great Whitney Houston exhibit. We found some great discounts on groupon.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Grammy museum open in 2008, located in L.A. Live next to the Nokia Center.
Does not have flashing sign might miss it if you do not paid it attention.

Pros:
+ One of a kind, if you like American Music, there are no other museum like this one..
+ History of the American Music hall in record history audio you can sample.
+ Audio room to hear from sound techncian how it made it certain sound.
+ Some clothing were by actual Grammy winners

Cons:
- Admission a bit high, student doesn't really get discount.
- NO CAMERA ALLOWS except entrance and the ground level...
- Parking is a mess and pricey especially when there is event nearby.
- Too many floors despite each floor are very small.

Overall is a mediocre museum, could had been better. Wish it located elsewhere so it can stored more item, you can tell they pretty do not the room for the exhibit.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I had the privilege of attending "An Evening with 2-time GRAMMY winning blues, roots and world music pioneer Taj Mahal" presented by the GRAMMY Museum and American Express. If you don't know who he is, I suggest you visit www.tajblues.com. He's an amazing person and musician, as well as a compelling story teller. AT 71, he's more in demand than ever before having made guest appearances on the Rolling Stones current sold out world tour, to Eric Clapton's latest CD and guitar festival to Jack White, "House's" Hugh Laurie, and Stephen King/T Bone Burnett & John Mellencamp's amazing new musical. He just released his 15-CD Columbia Records box set, which is eligible for this year's GRAMMY Awards, and he currently is in the middle of the World Blues Tour which includes his daughter Deva Mahal.

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Local from Cerritos, California, USA

I learned to dance "The Boogaloo", "The Funky Chicken", "The Camel Walk" & "The Robot" today. Didn't attempt to learn "The Soul Train". All this from the Godfather of Soul himself, the late James Brown. The group of Japanese tourists watching me dance seemed to like my moves, as they were clapping while was sweating & trying to catch my breath ;P.

It was with eager anticipation that I had my first visit to the Grammy Museum today.
It is located just a few steps away from Nokia Live. Coming through the entrance, you're ushered into the elevators to the 4th floor, where the museum starts.

The first area shows the evolution of the Grammy award from the beginning to the modern era. There are areas involving music genres, from folk songs to rock n' roll to rap. There is an area dedicated to James Brown where visitors can dance on a multi-colored light up floor while JB teaches the dance moves mentioned above. At the end of floor, there is an area dedicated to Andrea Bocelli, with interesting facts & memorabilia pertaining to him.

The 3rd floor had areas for Latin Music w/ interactive drums/bongos, a clothing/costume area & more interactive instruments. I enjoyed seeing the different clothing that Michael Jackson wore throughout the years. Some of his jackets weighed as much as 16 lbs. Yikes! Also on display were the famous Jennifer Lopez aqua/green dress that barely covered up her half dollars, Katy Perry's ode to the Chiquita banana lady dress & outfits worn by Justin Bieber and Usher during one of their performances.

The 2nd floor is the limited time exhibit, which currently was everything about George Harrison. I enjoyed the areas that dealt with him in India, playing the sitar & finding the spirituality within. Last but not least, the gift shop is also located on this floor. I ended up parting with my money for some refrigerator magnets. Hey, you gotta buy something, right?

The museum is very small & I wasn't blown away with the experience. I recommend a visit here only if also checking out Nokia Live/Staples/neighboring restaurants. I don't think the Grammy Museum is worth a visit on it's own

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Great collection of musical artifacts from history packed with tons of interactive exhibits. I enjoyed learning how to master, mix, and remix tutorials from industry legends as well as see a variety of handwritten lyrics and costumes

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Moss Beach

Full of interactive audio exhibits, the museum tracks the history of contemporary American music via it's award winners. My favorite display was on how different genre's of music have been used by different artist to create what we listen and dance to today. I also got a kick out of the collection of costumes worn by Neil Diamond. Don't miss the display on the music of protest and social change.

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Irvine, California, USA

The Grammy Museum is a new addition to downtown LA as part of LA Live. At $13 a ticket, I found this museum quite interesting and entertaining. There is some history behind the Grammys as well as a bunch of memorabilia from big names in the music industry. There are special exhibits that change from time to time. When I went, there was a huge section dedicated to John Lennon and an entire floor on Bob Marley. One of the best features of this museum is the interactive booths where you can learn about the technical aspect of recording music. These booths allow you to make choices on a touch screen to see what sounds best to you. At the end it puts everything together so you can hear your composition.

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San Juan Capistrano

Fun venue

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