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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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An excellent museum

We really enjoyed our visit. The exhibits were interesting, although some areas were being renovated there was enough to see . The cowboy film information was great, we had fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Ulverston
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit. The exhibits were interesting, although some areas were being renovated there was enough to see . The cowboy film information was great, we had fun naming tv and film actors.

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Redlands, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great museum. Lots of interesting things to see. Not too crowded or expensive. I especially enjoyed the historic gun collection. a great choice. We went for the Route 66 display and loved the whole place.

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Pasadena, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Although the Autry is in the midst of remodeling there are still many things to come see and experience. I cannot wait for the grand re-opening when the Autry will be even better.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Gene Autry Museum in Griffith Park will entertain and inform for several hours. I have made two visits and have still only seen about half of the displayed permanent collection. As you enter the building, you will see their rotating exhibits and while I was there, I saw two that made it worth the entire price of admission. The... More 

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Shakopee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Museum covers two floors. First floor was a mixture of paintings, sculptures, and western/native artifacts including western film. lower level was also very interesting. Part of it was being turned into the new display ( Civil War & the West ) which opens April 25th. If you grew up during the black n white TV era with Gene Autry, Gunsmoke,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

So many different things of interest about the American West - whether your interest is art, cinema, Native Americans or other. Nice but small exterior space. Note that this museum participates in the Bank of America free first weekends program. Very easy to visit in conjunction with nearby L.A. Zoo or Griffith Park. Easy parking.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a fabulous hidden secret in LA just off the 5 Freeway near the park. I happened to find it by accident but can tell you it is an excellent experience. Visit it when you visit the LA Zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Museum constantly changes its theme - so sign up for an email alert to let you know when you may want to go back for a new showing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

••• Be aware ••• gift shop staff extremely rude and disrespectful to children and adults. Museum has a wonderful collection of American artist art. Most of them for sale also. Many in the tens of thousands. That should tell you the type of art/famous artist showing their work. Extensive collection of native american art, artifacts and history. They also have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I thought the Autry was going to be cheesy. Imagine my surprise when I found it to be the most fun, interesting, and people-friendly museums I have ever been in. First of all is the astonishing curatorship. We saw an exhibit of Indian bead work that was fantastic, partly because other museums had loaned their most gorgeous stuff. Then, this... More 

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