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Petersen Automotive Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Rated the #1 Automotive museum in the world, the Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on Global life and culture. The museum features 25 galleries with more than 350 vehicles on...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3605
Central L.A
+1 323-930-2277
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Awesome museum with some insane cars that I never thought i'd get the opportunity to see. I did the extended vault tour, it was just ok. The tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable. My only real advice is if you are interested in pre 1955 cars...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mr_FennecFox
Reviewed 2 days ago

Finally found the time to visit the Petersen. I visited one afternoon during the week. They provide a great parking lot for visitors, with easy access into the Museum. Once inside, it's hard to decide which direction to go first. Whichever you choose, you'll enjoy!...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the Vault Tour. This is a guided special tour where you see cars that are open to the main exhibits.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of vehicles used in the movies - cool, cars from all eras - cool, displays and interactive exhibits - cool. BUT if you really want a great experience take the tour of the vault. If you love cars you don't want to miss this....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GnarlyChef
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW this place is incredible with many, many, many, motorcycles and cars, from movies, historical, one-of-a kind, etc. Too many to mention. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND TAKE THE VAULT TOUR -- !! It cost extra but well worth the whole experience. Unfortunately the tour...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the museum on a 'free' day that we had in LA last month. The cars on display were fantastic to see, particularly those from a number of big movies - I liked seeing the cars from Mad Max and 2 Fast 2...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank samkuzmar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am both - grew up in Southern California, son of a mechanic, so had a love of cars of all types, and everything about them - the engineering, the design, what cars symbolized and how they evolved through the years. I also enjoy watching...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jkr0d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the LA area, and a car buff you must make it a point to visit the Peterson Automotive Museum. Spend the extra money and do the 2 hour tour of the vault as you will not be dissapointed.

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gregkelliher55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful display of a wide variety of exceptional automobiles. Facility is well organized and perfectly maintained. Very helpful and well informed staff. Take the tour of the stored cars to add to the experience. We found the restaurant to be terrific as well. I could...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BCtravel4fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Vault on a tour with Jason, who knew his stuff! Wandered through the museum, with our goal to see Big Oly. NICE! Enjoyed all of the cars on display. Friendly staff answered our questions. We then decided to have lunch at DRAGO....More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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June 23, 2019|
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Response from Brlturner3 | Reviewed this property |
We did not feel it was at an unsafe location. Pulled right into a clean, well maintained and well lit parking garage. We would definitely recommend a visit to the awesome museum.
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April 30, 2019|
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We never did and I did not get the impression that he was looking for one.
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March 23, 2019|
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Response from Puddykat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, hit the wrong key. To continue, the visit we took started with short vault tour at about 12.30. We then explored the rest of the display and left just in time to get caught up in rush hour. PLEASE NOTE: Cameras... More