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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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Ranked #20 of 390 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Juicy, flavorful burger on a soft, tasty bun. Do not recommend the red cabbage salad, but everything else is wonderful.

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Woodland Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We have been here many times. This time the exhibit was "Route 66." It was outstanding. I loved seeing Jack Kerouac’s original manuscript for On the Road typed on a single sheet in the form of a scroll. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure what to expect; we went because my mom wanted to go. We were pleasantly surprised with this nice little western museum. It's not limited to western movie memorabilia, but also has exhibits about different aspects of the migration westward. There is a special exhibit about Route 66 right now, also, which was very interesting. Local country western... More

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Ventura, California
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Autry Western Museum has grown into a very good western museum. It had started as mostly as a museum featuring movie cowboy exhibits. It is now expanded into more of a western museum with an emphasis on cowboys. There are still the displays of Autry movie memorabilia from the thirties, forties and fifties but now there is much more.... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Not really into cowboys...but went along as I was a guest. Ended up asking to stay the whole morning and would have stayed longer if not for my flight that afternoon. What a beautiful place and world class museum.

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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry National Center, responded to this review

So glad you ended up having a great time at the Autry. We hope you have a chance to come back! More

Southern California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Well kept up museum, interesting special exhibits. A lot of diversity, a really stellar gun collection, a good movie section lots of interesting western history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited the Autry National Center today. I had never been there. They are showing a Route 66 exhibition presently. It was great. The fee to get in was $10.00 dollars but I have an entertainment book and there is a buy one get one free coupon you can use. The grounds are beautiful although I stayed inside most of... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the museum with our 2 grandchildren, ages 8 and 10. The admission is very reasonable especially with AAA discount and ample, free parking. The Route 66 exhibit was very interesting with a special section on "The Grapes of Wrath" , which I had recently re-read. The green screen western was great fun for the kids. Two docents who... More

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Los Angeles, California
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88 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great little way to spend a few summer Saturday hours out of the heat! The parking here is free, Admission is cheap ($9 with AAA and free for BofA card holders the day we went). Current exhibition of "Route 66" was very well done and taught me a bit about my own neighborhood history. Don't miss the downstairs floor with... More

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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry National Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Leigth! We're glad you enjoyed your visit--and glad you had the chance to learn about your own neighborhood through Route 66. We hope to see you soon! More

Abilene, Texas, Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a fun museum. It had plenty to keep our (10&13 years old) boys entertained in a fun learning environment. The best part of the whole trip was recording the kids while they rode a horse through the Wild West with the help of a green screen. It was hilarious. They had plenty of "traditional" museum exhibits as well... More

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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry National Center, responded to this review

We're glad we could help make your boys Wild West movie stars, if just for the day. Thanks for stopping by, and we appreciate the feedback! More

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