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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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10:00 am - 4:00 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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Worthwhile Western Experience

Try to visit the museum every time a new collection is featured. But, always interesting revisiting the permanent collections, especially the Colt display. I'm not a gun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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burbank, ca
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Try to visit the museum every time a new collection is featured. But, always interesting revisiting the permanent collections, especially the Colt display. I'm not a gun advocate, but it's the most impressive collection of its kind I've ever seen. The Native American exhibit is also worth a visit. Lots of nostalgia surrounding the singing cowboy...Gene Autry's film history and... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Autry Center is wonderful! From the gift shop to the exhibits they show the history of the western U S and cowboy movies.If you are a fan of Gene Autry...please explain to your group especially kids on the history of Gene Autry and his amazing career.

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

we aren't much of a history buff family, we came to the museum to go to the Odd Nights at the Autry craft fair. The museum was interesting and informative, the location was beautiful! but the Odd nights was excellent, craft fair, food trucks, bands!

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Baghdad Province, Iraq
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of neat Western historical memorabilia. For me, being the gun enthusiast that I am, the highlight of the museum was the Colt collection, especially the custom engraved M1911 .45 caliber autopistols.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Collections of artifacts, photos, TV and Movie related items relating to Westerns, and Western history of the early 20th Century. Very well displayed.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Do not miss the Autry--whatever exhibition is up, you can count on it being good. The Hollywood and the West permanent gallery is worth the price of admission alone. Great gift shop and restaurant too. I never miss the chance to catch this museum when ever I am in LA. It's nostalgic and reflective of the modern West all at... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The family makes sure to raise money to preserve the memories and lives of all of the cast still alive from Gene's era and to many other local worthwhile causes. Stewardship is everything!

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Los Angeles
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum covers the settlement of the west including exhibits of buildings, clothes, and saddles. It also shows the influence of the west on films and how films shaped our views of the west. The upper floors have western art including Indian art. The rotating exhibits are generally excellent. There is an annual western art auction and sale.

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South Jersey
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The museum is small but had s very interesting display of western firearms and native American beadwork. The museum touches on western movies from the silent era through TV to the current time. Includes Spanish, african, native American and European influences on the west and the lifestyle led by the people.

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Ridgecrest, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very interesting with lots of facts and displays. Everything from Saddles to clothing. Even a pace to take pictures and a beautiful setting as the grounds a re well maintained also.

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