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Petersen Automotive Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Skip the Line: Petersen Automotive Museum General Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Petersen Automotive Museum General Admission Ticket
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The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and...more
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6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3605
Central L.A
+1 323-930-2277
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner is a massive car enthusiast so he was really excited to visit here. I really enjoyed it too as someone who doesn't know a huge amount about cars. There were some cars from the movies which peaked my interest and just generally seeing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maisy20
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful museum. Floor after Floor of absolute priceless cars. Be sure to leave 3/4 hours minimum to make the most of this incredible museum. The vaults tour is a must as well and the tour staff are very knowledgeable and the cars and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sportstherapyscot
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is by far the nicest car museum we've ever visited. They were setting up for an event and parking was difficult but the museum was still open. Perhaps they should manage that a bit better next time. That said the had great cars and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Debby W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was surprised that there wasn't more cars to enjoy. Iv'e read about the Petersen Collections but all that space and so few cars actually made me disappointed. Among the ones i was most passionate about 3 out of 4 was parked in the garage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Unicornone
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's quality over quantity here, but kids and adult will appreciate seeing the craftsmanship and creativity up close. Check the website for special exhibits. The Italian restaurant Drago inside is solid.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank soulart99
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to the Petersen Automotive Museum many times and each time they have hosted a different theme of cars. It's always exciting to see what they showcase

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PhotographerJames
Reviewed 6 days ago

There Petersen used to have lots of interesting displays. Now it has cars and that's it. No context, nothing around them. They are amazing cars, but it's not the museum of LA car history it used to be.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank C3718TTbarryw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum. The highlight is the Vault Tour that has great guides. The Vault has a ton of historic and classic cars. And we only got to see a small part of them. However, the effort and traffic to get there is abysmal. We travelled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ron F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Petersen Automotive Museum and was impressed with the range of cars on display. Entry price is reasonable and you can pay more for an exclusive ‘garage tour’ of additional vehicles not on display. A good Porsche section as well as a gift shop and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were very impressed by the selection and quality of the cars on display. They covered many eras and manufacturers. I would recommend the extended tour as it covers many more cars and is led by a guide who is very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Elizabeth H
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
Barb R
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it runs through Los Angeles and although it's acknowledged with small Route 66 signs, the route now, of course goes by a number of different street names. I would refer you to, The Route66 , Not only does it show... More
December 21, 2017|
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