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Autry National Center

Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Phone Number: 323-667-2000
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Ranked #19 of 317 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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Anchorage, Alaska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I am from the 50's and 60's era of TV where families could watch together and kids enjoyed playing Cowboys. This Center offers western art, Cowboy memorabilia from movies back in the 20's to present day, gun collections from way back- 1800's and many special events,just Check on the Internet. It is directly across from the LA Zoo and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Our car club arranged a visit to the Autry and had a wonderful time. The group coordinator was more than accomodating. She blocked off parking spots for us, gave us a group rate, & made suggestions for onsight cafe. We had Skip as our free hour plus docent & it was like a college history professor was conducting the tour.... More 

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Los Angeles
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A fabulous place for people of all ages. The art is wonderful with different themes and historical perspectives focusing on western art and life. The gift shop has some of the best jewelry and western artifacts you will find anyplace. The food at the cafe is a bit disappointing although the service is good.

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Adelanto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went to this museum for the Route 66 display but enjoyed the entire museum. If you are a western movie buff it would be of special interest.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

So many wonderful exhibits to view and explore at this Museum which honors the West. Great for all ages and interests. Movie costumes and memorabilia, stagecoaches, firearms, old saloon, art, Native American beading - the list just goes on and on. Free parking right out front. Nice gift shop. Some hands on programs for children. Just missed Route 66 special... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There wasn't anything about the Center I didn't like. Many famous weapons and artifacts from the old west.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We loved it. We had plans after the exhibit so couldn't stay very long. We had never been before and didn't realize what a cool place it is. It is bigger than we expected and there are great exhibits around every corner. Loved the design as well. It has one of the biggest and best stores I've ever been to... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you like Western scene & all that jazz you must make a trip to the AUTRY!!! This Museum is fantastic the children love it. I had a great time & so did my friend & son

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We went for the Route 66 exhibition, but really enjoyed the rest of the museum even more. You can walk the entire place in about two hours and see everything. There were some really great pieces of Western art that I enjoyed. They also have a fine selection of historic Indian clothing which was interesting to see. There is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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