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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

The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and...

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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Even if you're not into Westerns. . .

I didn't expect to like this, but my daughter and I both did. It's as much about America's image of "The West" as is is about history. Worth a visit if you live in S. California.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Tom S
Los Angeles, California

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

This is the first time for me living here in Los Angeles and remembering when it was built and not ever seeing it , of course it has changed over the years and now a must see for visitors . I will have to go again as the western history and displays are just great. It took me 4hrs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

I didn't expect to like this, but my daughter and I both did. It's as much about America's image of "The West" as is is about history. Worth a visit if you live in S. California.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I visited with little of what to expect, I came away amazed at this little known museum. It holds exhibits on the Civil War, the many ethnicities of the pre and post Civil War Western states, the Mexican war and where California and other not-yet states of the west came to figure into the increasing conflagration between the Southern and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Not your typical museum. This is a wonderful collection of Gene Autry's career. The environment puts you in the western feel of Autry. Not a stuffy old style museum. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is the best museum of the west, it's cultures and pioneers west of the Museum of Western Expansion in St. Louis, under the arch. Named for the famed Singing Cowboy of the movies in their golden era - from the 1930s,to the 1960s. The place has guided tours, features galleries on Cowboys, firearms, western trails / migrations, and Native... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Some very interesting Civil War Exhibits that I did not expect. If you are a fan of westerns, than this will bring back many memories of cowboys and cowgirls and horses you loved growing up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A gorgeous modern museum with a Southwestern flair! Permanent collections of paintings, ceramics, baskets, sculptures and movies. Fabulous special offerings on the history of the west, art of the West, Indian art, and western culture. Excellent gift shop featuring books, jewelry, textiles, pottery, baskets and trinkets. Very friendly and enthusiastic staff!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I hate to say this. I went with my daughter's school field trip. The kids were bored to tears, as was I. It was the old west presented flatly. Don't say you weren't warned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I love this museum! Named after Gene Autry, it is a history of the west and all things western. I took my mom and sister here when they visited me and wanted to do "something different". They actually had a blast, even though neither one of them is much into western type things. This museum showcases Cowboys, Native American history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

If you like Cowboys & Indians this is a must place to visit. Gene Autry fans, eat your hearts out!!! I like this museum because I am into Southwest decor and memorabilia. I will definitely visit again.


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