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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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As featured in 3 days in Los Angeles
Ranked #23 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Now is the time to drop by the Autry. Admission is $10, parking is free. There are also free docent lead tours. 2 great exhibits are now on display. First off, "Route 66, the Road & the Romance". This chronicles the history of probably our best known highway. Also available is "Indian Floral Design Beadwork". So many beautifully crafted works... More

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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed with the collection at the Autry National Center. We were able to see the Route 66 exhibit which was a lot of fun! I've always been fascinated by Route 66 and it was great to see such a wonderful collection. I loved all of the original cowboy exhibits. Everything from the Lone Ranger, Tom Mix, Wild... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a surprise when I arrive at this museum, thinking it was small and I would be here for an hour or so, that hour turn out to be 3hrs. There is a complete exhibit on US Route 66, one of the best that I have seen over the years, it is at the Museum until Jan4,2015, if you are... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was staying at LAX Hilton, on a business trip, and had a day spare to see something. I was going to visit the Getty Villa at Malibu, which is a favourite of mine, but changed my mind and galloped off to the Autry Center for the first time. I took a metro bus from LAX (an adventure in itself)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is quite a nice museum. It is really for "cowboy" enthusiasts but when we went it had two other small exhibitions. There is some really nice art work and some unexpected items like Michael Jackson's stage clothes. Did not take long to look around but it was quite enjoyable.

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Prescott, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This center houses western cultural history from the earliest times to the present in North America in the form of visual, audio, activities, music. Along with the permanent collection, several western related short term exhibits are also on display. We visited the Beading History-Native American Indians. This was displayed and explained in an historical progression in great detail.This center is... More

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los angeles
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I loved the idea of an exhibit devoted to the history of Route 66. And the items in the exhibit were very cool. But I was disappointed at how small the exhibit was. There was one minimally sized section devoted to the Dust Bowl era. And while the artifacts, films and photos were wonderful, they were so limited in scope.... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I visited the Autry Museum one afternoon last month mainly to see the Route 66 exhibit. I wouldn't have gone otherwise, because I had in my mind that the Autry must be some kind of "cowboy" museum. Much to my surprise it is more than that. (Yes, there is some "cowboy" here, but it's well done.) The Route 66 show... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been meaning to visit the Autry but were motivated to visit for the first time because of the upcoming Route 66 trip we will be taking in our RV and there is currently a comprehensive exhibit all about "The Mother Road" here. The exhibit is wonderful as is the rest of the museum. It is well laid out... More

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Northridge
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went to see a special exhibit, but toured the entire museum. It was excellent. They have so many artifacts of the old West! It's both fun and educational. They even have Wyatt Earp's gun in their collection. It's easy to go through the museum and see it all in a couple hours. I was also there for a field... More

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