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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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Hidden Gem of American History and Jean Autry!

Beautiful grounds, lovely museum, occasional Friday evening outdoor event with live music; food trucks with fabulous and very different specialities from all over LA; a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds, lovely museum, occasional Friday evening outdoor event with live music; food trucks with fabulous and very different specialities from all over LA; a few vendors and artists, with higher end items at very good prices. Enjoyable evening after touring the museum. Don't forget your lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. The sculpture in the courtyard outside is amazing!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I went to the Autry to see the exhibit of Indian beadwork which was out of this world. best bead work ever exhibited that I know of. I could spend hours there. they also had bead classes for free.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

With a very close proximity to the Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park, The Autry is handy for a quick tour or spend a nice morning or afternoon. Exhibits include old Western Movie memorabilia, set up in imaginative ways, plus historic Fire Engine, Stage Coach and many( even Billy the Kid's) antique Rifles and Pistols. the museum recently acquired a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Interesting western themed exhibits. Lots of focus on how the west was portrayed in the movies. Diverse topics _ women and people of color related exhibits also. Huge revolver display. Excellent restaurant sized cafe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went to Odd Nights at the Autry - which I recommend - on a Friday. After enjoying the food trucks and perusing the Arts & Crafts Fair we decided to stroll the Museum and are happy we did. We saw some superlative american works of art, learned and saw many examples of Gene Autry's long television career. The museum... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was shocked that there are many factual inaccuracies at the Autry's exhibit "Empire and Liberty." It represented that John Sutter owned the land where gold was discovered. Simply not true. Not even close. Sutter built the saw mill at the river he did not own; he did not own the river banks or the land nearby. And California never... More 

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Richard, thank you for visiting the Autry. “Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West” tackles the question of the contradictions between California’s state constitution, which banned slavery, and the systems of unfree labor and involuntary servitude that existed prior to California becoming a state and which continued in practice despite the constitution. When we raised your concerns to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

All of the memories of my childhood and days gone by came rushing in at this wonderful piece of TV westerns history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is the perfect museum to learn about the early people of the West. Everything from Native Americans to cowboys whether it's art, baskets, tools of the day. I've visited during the Christmas holidays and they had a caroling group in the main lobby. It's a good preview foryour child who's in or about to enter 4th grade since the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fascinating museum of the western culture. Lots of Gene Autry memorabilia. There are also temporary special exhibits in addition to the permanent collection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Mr. Autry did a great service to old western life and western movie fans. This place puts you right next to the people and places you have seen in western movies. A truly wonderful great escape.

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