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Autry Museum of the American West

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Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Phone Number: 13236672000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Explore art, history, and culture at the Autry Museum of the American West....

Explore art, history, and culture at the Autry Museum of the American West. Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs-including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music-and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry's collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States.

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After living in LA for more than 5 years, I finally visited the Autry Western Museum and was pleasantly surprised. It is filled with authentic western art and artifacts and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Glendale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this museum on a Sunday and joined a free guided tour. The tour lasted about an hour and focused mostly on the main exhibit on the bottom floor. The tour guide was perfectly adequate but the exhibits themselves (as well as the tour) did not provide any information that anyone with a decent history background didn't already know.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After living in LA for more than 5 years, I finally visited the Autry Western Museum and was pleasantly surprised. It is filled with authentic western art and artifacts and is laid out in a convenient format for quick visits or extended outings. It is just one of the many great things to be found in and around Griffith Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun museum to visit with some amazing, well organized exhibits. Reasonably priced place with a sensational gift shop, too.

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Voluntown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this museum after finding out the observatory was packed and I am so glad I came here instead. The museum has a wide array of art focusing on the migrant and indigenous culture of the west. Also a very cute display for kids on the community in the west. Nice eclectic café and museum store. Very helpful... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting family in Los Angles discovered Autry Museum. Great displays of western history. super location, easy to get to and plenty of parking. Brought back memories of younger years and TV and movies hero. Recommend for nice break from fast pace in Los Angles.

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum yesterday...it's in a great location, although the Bank of America sponsorship seemed a bit weird... I recommend a visit, especially to the New Mexican exhibits :)!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The admission price was very reasonable compared to other museums in the area, and parking was free. We spent about three hours there. The exhibits are all about some aspect of the history of the American West, with an emphasis on the 19th and early 20th centuries. Everything is very well organized, and there are plenty of explanatory signs. The... More 

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Tarzana, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We' e gone several times for special exhibits. Nice collection of Western Art always on display. We've had Docent tours which add to the experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This museum fuses a permanent collection of movie cowboy kitsch (which is fun to see, especially with kids, but maybe not worth an entire museum) with a collection of Native American art, as well as temporary exhibits on things like Route 66, etc. Also, they have a gift store with the same eclectic range -- eye-popping turquoise Native American jewelry,... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Covering all aspects of the development of the "Wild West" , including some incredible art, the displays are thought provoking, amusing, sad and at times, jaw dropping. Don't miss this fabulous museum and the café isn't bad either.

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