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Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
323-667-2000
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Ranked #19 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and...
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Type: Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West, connecting the past to the present to inspire our shared future. It presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. Come see historical and contemporary exhibits, participate in engaging programs and family activities, and enjoy all the Autry has to offer.
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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Went today on the bus to the Autry Centre. It took a long time to get there as we are staying in Hollywood but the journey was really interesting. First we had an early lunch and the food was reasonably priced and delicious. There is a small charge to get into the museum but I found it all very interesting.... More 

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Michigan
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43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were glad we went here because we love western history and the exhibits were interesting, especially the bead work which was beautiful with amazing detail. I guess with all the choices of places to go during our 3 day visit to LA, this wouldn't make the top of my list after our visit After going to a half dozen... More 

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Lomita, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have gone to the Autry Museum several times in the past and it is a really good place to get the idea of western history especially the history of the movie cowboys. The beading exibit that is their now is excellant and wirth the time to see the fantastic beading the native americans did and all of the different... More 

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United States
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9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I went for the Native American Beadwork Exhibit and it was gorgeous. The building is in a great setting and nicely done. The museum shop is unlike most and has some beautiful pieces. The Bierstadts are my favorite.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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60 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Autry National Center is a real gem that far too many tourists miss. The permanent collection is simply incredible and gives the visitor a very nice overview of the history of the American West and has some great pieces, such as guns owned by Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok and Wyatt Earp. The temporary exhibits are well planned... More 

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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry National Center at Autry National Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We're glad you had a great time at the Autry and we hope you get to visit again soon! More 

Wa. state
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

After reading reviews on this site, we decided to visit the Autry Center. I have to admit we were a bit concerned when we parked the car. There's definitely nothing flashy about the outside. Three hours were set aside on our schedule for this place--obviously way too much time we thought. We found the Route 66 exhibit interesting, but having... More 

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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry National Center at Autry National Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed visiting our Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork exhibit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum provides a pleasant and informative overview on the history, culture and arts of the west. From native American arts to western films, it covers almost everything you would want to learn about the west. As a foreign-born California resident I did learn a lot during the 3 hours there. The route 66 special exhibit is a must-see! It... More 

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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry National Center at Autry National Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed visiting the Route 66 exhibit during your time at the Autry. We're so glad you stopped in and had a wonderful time. More 

San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It had been years since I last went to the Autry. The regular exhibits about the West as it was and as it has been portrayed are still a lot of fun. But we went for the Route 66 special exhibit, which was really well done. It's a nice blend of education and nostalgia. AAA admission just $6, which is... More 

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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry National Center at Autry National Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed exploring the Route 66 exhibit and dining at our Crossroads West Cafe. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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200 reviews 200 reviews
82 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Solid Western museum alternative in the SoCal area. Autry's direct and related heritage are well presented. Fun way to spend an afternoon. We've visited three times over the years. Recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you loved the wild wild west and enjoyed the Hollywood Western, like Bonanza, then this is the place to go. You not only see the things from your favorite Hollywood cowboy, but you will learn a great deal about the famous Westward Migration. This is an exciting place. It is right across the road from the Los Angeles Zoo.

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