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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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11:00 am - 5:00 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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Great Museum with Varied Collections

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 via mobile

••• 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visiting from the east coast for a week we took our nephews to the zoo in Griffith on Sunday. Directly across the street is the Autry Museum. The kids said they had never been there. My brother and sister-in-law, said they had never been there. One Monday night we had dinner with cousins who live a stones throw away and... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This exhibit has got to be one of the finest juried art exhibits in the country with paintings by contemporary living artists who can and do get up to $200,000 for their masterpieces. A jaw dropping exhibit that features outstanding paintings of the American west, early western history including native Americans and cowboys, and extraordinary wildlife. We have made it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Art sale ends this weekend. Great must see paintings and sculptures. Lots of memorabilia of Gene Autry and other Western movie stars. Western art and changing exhibits. I love this museum. Free parking,cafe and gift shop. Right across from the zoo entrance in Griffith Park

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Opposite the LA Zoo in Griffith Park this is the museum that could! Incredible museum of all things Western: beautiful art and sculpture collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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