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Autry National Center

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Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Phone Number: 323-667-2000
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing...
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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Western Museum

Museum has great visiting exhibits. Crossroads west cafe is very good and affordable. There are special exhibits, Movies on the Aurty Lawn in the summer. Summer family fun .

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Museum has great visiting exhibits. Crossroads west cafe is very good and affordable. There are special exhibits, Movies on the Aurty Lawn in the summer. Summer family fun .

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N. Hollywood, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Having attended this museum for over 20 years, I have seen it continually transform. It's newest incarnation is wonderful and no one who visits LA, especially if from another country, should fail to take in this facility. The current exhibit, "Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West" is the best one that I've ever seen them stage. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Trip to the zoo leads you across the street to a great museum. It isn't a cowboy museum, but more of a true history museum of the 19-20 century.. Very clean and easily accessible. Reasonable $$

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a fan of the old South West you don't want to miss this gem. So much to see a feast for the eyes. Beautiful Native American art work, regional tribal clothing,bead work,pottery and baskets. Plenty of free parking.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great collection of days past in the wild west and beautiful Indian beadwork. A small fee and free for card carrying vets.

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Camarillo, California
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Always fun to go to the Autry. The western and cowboy films are celebrated and the Southwest Museum collection is integrated into the collection. It is much better and more comprehensive about western life than the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City!

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North Hollywood, CA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great staff, friendly, free parking. Nice exhibits. Make sure to find the horse and green screen movie exhibit. Borrow a hat and duster jacket and you can be a movie star. It's fun. I recommend the buffalo burger at the restaurant. Eat it outside and enjoy the sunshine. There is a cool gold and mining exhibit. Cool store for souvenirs.... More 

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Irving, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went here and had plenty of time for exploring. Only complaint is that they had a no-photography rule.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This museum was an afterthought for me, was there for a community meeting. What a surprise to be so enthralled with the history. Lots of 50's memories!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The displays are sensational. The history of the American Indian and all of their rituals is enlightening. Well worth your time

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Additional Information about Autry National Center

Address: Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Phone Number: 323-667-2000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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