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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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Totally people-friendly museum

I thought the Autry was going to be cheesy. Imagine my surprise when I found it to be the most fun, interesting, and people-friendly museums I have ever been in. First of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I thought the Autry was going to be cheesy. Imagine my surprise when I found it to be the most fun, interesting, and people-friendly museums I have ever been in. First of all is the astonishing curatorship. We saw an exhibit of Indian bead work that was fantastic, partly because other museums had loaned their most gorgeous stuff. Then, this... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visiting from the east coast for a week we took our nephews to the zoo in Griffith on Sunday. Directly across the street is the Autry Museum. The kids said they had never been there. My brother and sister-in-law, said they had never been there. One Monday night we had dinner with cousins who live a stones throw away and... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This exhibit has got to be one of the finest juried art exhibits in the country with paintings by contemporary living artists who can and do get up to $200,000 for their masterpieces. A jaw dropping exhibit that features outstanding paintings of the American west, early western history including native Americans and cowboys, and extraordinary wildlife. We have made it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Art sale ends this weekend. Great must see paintings and sculptures. Lots of memorabilia of Gene Autry and other Western movie stars. Western art and changing exhibits. I love this museum. Free parking,cafe and gift shop. Right across from the zoo entrance in Griffith Park

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Opposite the LA Zoo in Griffith Park this is the museum that could! Incredible museum of all things Western: beautiful art and sculpture collection.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I am from the 50's and 60's era of TV where families could watch together and kids enjoyed playing Cowboys. This Center offers western art, Cowboy memorabilia from movies back in the 20's to present day, gun collections from way back- 1800's and many special events,just Check on the Internet. It is directly across from the LA Zoo and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our car club arranged a visit to the Autry and had a wonderful time. The group coordinator was more than accomodating. She blocked off parking spots for us, gave us a group rate, & made suggestions for onsight cafe. We had Skip as our free hour plus docent & it was like a college history professor was conducting the tour.... More 

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

Thanks for visiting! We're glad that you had a chance to experience our Crossroads West Cafe in addition to exploring our galleries. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A fabulous place for people of all ages. The art is wonderful with different themes and historical perspectives focusing on western art and life. The gift shop has some of the best jewelry and western artifacts you will find anyplace. The food at the cafe is a bit disappointing although the service is good.

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

Thank you for visiting the Autry! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our galleries and the Autry Store. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Adelanto, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went to this museum for the Route 66 display but enjoyed the entire museum. If you are a western movie buff it would be of special interest.

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San Francisco, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

So many wonderful exhibits to view and explore at this Museum which honors the West. Great for all ages and interests. Movie costumes and memorabilia, stagecoaches, firearms, old saloon, art, Native American beading - the list just goes on and on. Free parking right out front. Nice gift shop. Some hands on programs for children. Just missed Route 66 special... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Autry! We're sorry to hear that you didn't have a chance to see Route 66, but we hope that you're able to come back soon to check out some of our upcoming exhibitions! More 

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