Autry Museum of the American West

Autry Museum of the American West

Autry Museum of the American West
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 600,000 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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John G
Hillsboro, OR2 contributions
Jan 2020
Very interesting place of country cowboy stars' memorabilia. Brought back my childhood memories of Gene Autrey, Roy Rogers, etc. Some very nice exhibits and information about the time period. Only costs $10/person and Vetereans get in free..
Written January 6, 2020
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BJ
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Dec 2022 • Couples
A wonderful surprise. We stayed over 3 hours because there was so much to see: weapons, clothing, short films, art. The boundaries were pushed a bit - Hawaiian clothing - but everything was put into context. The dungaree info wasn’t quite accurate. I can remember in 1959 buying them at the Army/Navy store in men’s sizes. Then I’d put them on, get into a very hot bath tub and shrink them to size. The Autry reminded me of the 50’s.
Written December 3, 2022
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Hi Peter, Thank you for your review! The Autry Team is so happy you enjoyed the museum and its exhibitions. We hope to see you again soon. - Autry Communications
Written September 20, 2023
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH807 contributions
Feb 2022
I stopped in as I was staying nearby in Glendale. I also happened to go on the day of the month when they have free admission. In spite of this, the museum was not busy and I was able to explore at my leisure. There is a nice outdoor area and educational exhibits and artifacts from the west. Overall, a nice option if you are looking for something a bit different.
Written February 20, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for your review! The Autry Team is so happy you enjoyed the museum and its exhibitions. We hope to see you again soon. - Autry Communications
Written September 20, 2023
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Hunter N
2 contributions
Jan 2023
I loved it! This place is full of art, artifacts, galleries, exhibits, and stories. I spent quite a few hours here and enjoyed every part of it. I learned a lot and gained a new appreciation for this part of history.
Written February 8, 2023
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Hello, Thank you for your review! The Autry Team is so happy you enjoyed the museum and its exhibitions. We hope to see you again soon. - Autry Communications
Written September 20, 2023
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irsh21
Los Angeles, CA142 contributions
Jan 2020
This is an interesting museum to learn about western movement to California. Volunteers set up carts around the halls to give visitors hands-on experiences. I've been here with three different classes for field trips and the kids all learned something. Usually they like the gold guns, panning for gold, and the hands-on stuff. It's worth a visit.
Written February 11, 2020
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CasandraTP
Sydney, Australia1,076 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We knew very little about American Western history and this informative museum changed all that. It has some amazing displays and artefacts from the famous and infamous that I thought I would never see. Currently there is a pop culture section called Imagined Wests which is fun and shows a modern twist. I would have liked to have seen more about the indigenous culture but the museum is a must see for anyone coming to LA.
Written August 4, 2023
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Hi Casandra, Thank you for your review! The Autry Team is so happy you enjoyed the museum and its exhibitions. We hope to see you again soon. - Autry Communications
Written September 20, 2023
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E A
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
The Autry Museum displays are uninspiring.
What is described as Western is actually nNativeative American, Mexican, or current pop culture. There is a video that describes how Western history is the rape of indigenous cultures. Any good Western history is described as a myth. There is no description of the benefits or wonderful aspects of Western culture.
There is no Gene Autry at the Gene Autry Museum. After searching for any display of his, I finally asked. There is one 5 by 7 display of his outfit on the backside of a pillar facing the kids area. No one would see it unless they ask.
If you like Mexican/Hispanic history, there is a little. If you like Native American displays, there are a lot but it is done much better at other museums. If you like Western History, there is none.
In the lower back part of the museum, there is a nice display of guns and some Western relics.
There are plenty of weird displays such as fake deer whose heads turn into gold ribbon. What a waste of time and money.
Written August 10, 2023
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Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at the Autry. Could you please write to communications@theautry.org directly so that we can get more details and take appropriate action? Thank you. - Autry Communications
Written September 20, 2023
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA547 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is a really nice museum that provides a range of views on the American West. The new Reclaiming El Camino exhibit was eye-opening, but it seemed to over-generalize to a degree. The other exhibits focused on art, historical artifacts, and ecology. Particularly interesting were the galleries about the Sherman Indian School and Western art themes. There are really amazing collections throughout, and it's well worth a visit.
Written January 1, 2024
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Sharon B
Bakersfield, CA362 contributions
Nov 2021
Happened to be in town during celebration of a special anniversary for Griffith Park, we had a wonderful time checking out the exhibits, and were lucky to see presentations by a few writers. Lots of room for exhibits, layout is easy to navigate, and the exhibits were truly fascinating. It's a good day out.
Written January 22, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for your review! The Autry Team is so happy you enjoyed the museum and its exhibitions. We hope to see you again soon. - Autry Communications
Written September 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard Hildebrand
Tucson, AZ635 contributions
Jan 2020
Nice surprise when we went on New Year's Day as the admission was waived. So much more in the museum than information about Gene Autry. Articles and clothing from western movies, videos, and even an interactive "horse" to ride with a video in the background that was enjoyed by kids and adults. Nice restaurant on site, too.
Written January 8, 2020
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