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Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3605
+1 323-930-2277
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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 lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Covering four floors, the facility features permanent exhibits on the first floor that trace the history of the automobile. Visitors are invited to walk through, not by, exhibits and dioramas and experience settings of early Los Angeles where the world’s first shopping district was designed. The second floor presents five rotating galleries with state-of-the-art displays of race cars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology. The May Family Discovery Center is located on the third floor. Designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile, the 6,500 square-foot, interactive "hands-on" learning center teaches children basic scientific principles by explaining the fundamental functions of a car. A spectacular all-glass penthouse conference center, Founder’s Lounge and kitchen, comprise the fourth floor, which is available for special events and functions. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors.
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“vault tour” (243 reviews)
“on display” (135 reviews)
“car enthusiast” (75 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3605
Central L.A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Myself and partner visited last month. Did the vault tour. An extra $20 for a 1.5 hour tour. That was awesome, but we were quite unimpressed when we were told we weren’t able to take photos and then towards the end a private tour came...More

Thank Jess B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brought my partner here, he is a massive car enthusiast. But even I found it impressive. I was thrilled to see a good selection of motorcycles and a p1 mclaren. Its really cool

Thank Becky K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Petersen is one of the most impressive automotive museums I have been too. They have a great variety of new and old vehicles. Some cars are so rare, they are valued well over $10M (They have a $75M Bugatti...). The facility itself is state of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

4 stories (if you count the "Vault" in the basement) of very cool cars and motorcycles in a new and art deco building on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax. Start on the top floor and work your way down to the Vault (buy tickets...More

Thank asitis63
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my uncle, niece and 21 yr old daughter to Peterson Auto Museum in Hollywood as part of a day exploring L.A. and it was a hit - even with the girls! It is spotless, well organized, and with interesting pieces for everyone....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two automobile makers with the most cars on display are Porsche on the first floor and Ferrari on the second. You will also find an electric car and a hybrid one more than 100 years old, some hot rods and other interesting models not...More

Thank THFinPR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an interesting car collection but not nearly as diverse and expansive as I had assumed before visiting. The museum recently had a facelift and features a cool facade and clean, modernist interiors. But overall, feels like you are visiting a personal car collection and...More

Thank ImRebeccaA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Petersen Automotive Museum is a great place to visit if you are a car fan. They have such of a variety of automobiles and motorcycles ranging from some of the old original cars to special exhibits like 70 years of Ferraris. There are exhibits...More

1  Thank amyincali2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to La to visit the Petersen Museum for my Husbands birthday present. The museum is newly renovated and gorgeous. It has plenty of information folks to assist you. We used the free parcel storage in the security office so we didn't lug around...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A huge must if you’re a car person. Currently the museum has the Porsche Effect exhibit which if you are like me, a Porsche fanatic, it’s a got to go see. Porsche spanning the decades. A 64, 356, of course many 911’s, 935, 919 etc....More

Thank adrian b
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