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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 #25 of 397 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This museum provides a pleasant and informative overview on the history, culture and arts of the west. From native American arts to western films, it covers almost everything you would want to learn about the west. As a foreign-born California resident I did learn a lot during the 3 hours there. The route 66 special exhibit is a must-see! It... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It had been years since I last went to the Autry. The regular exhibits about the West as it was and as it has been portrayed are still a lot of fun. But we went for the Route 66 special exhibit, which was really well done. It's a nice blend of education and nostalgia. AAA admission just $6, which is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Solid Western museum alternative in the SoCal area. Autry's direct and related heritage are well presented. Fun way to spend an afternoon. We've visited three times over the years. Recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you loved the wild wild west and enjoyed the Hollywood Western, like Bonanza, then this is the place to go. You not only see the things from your favorite Hollywood cowboy, but you will learn a great deal about the famous Westward Migration. This is an exciting place. It is right across the road from the Los Angeles Zoo.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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

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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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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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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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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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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