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Southwest Museum

234 Museum Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90065-5000
+1 323-221-2164
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The renovations are well under way, and the exhibit is terrific

The Southwest Museum, which is located in a historic building, had become run down, as had its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ms_Yokohama2014
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Yokohama, Japan
Beautiful artefacts with an interesting history

We travelled by train to the museum, the pedestrian entrance is via a long tunnel and lift, an... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2016
Caroline-Bennett
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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Offering extensive holdings of Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino and Western Art and artifacts, this is one of the nation's most important museum and archive collections related to the American Indian.
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  • Poor25%
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3 days ago
“The renovations are well under way, and the exhibit is terrific”
14 Feb 2016
“Beautiful artefacts with an interesting history”
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234 Museum Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90065-5000
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+1 323-221-2164
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Southwest Museum, which is located in a historic building, had become run down, as had its building. You can easily find old reviews complaining about its poor condition and the lack of good exhibits. Ignore those out-of-date reviews! We were there in May 2018....More

Thank Ms_Yokohama2014
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We travelled by train to the museum, the pedestrian entrance is via a long tunnel and lift, an experience in itself. The displays are very interesting. The gardens are beautiful and its all free. I urge you to take a trip to The Lummis House...More

4  Thank Caroline-Bennett
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Reviewed 8 February 2015

The first museum in Los Angeles was started in 1907. This structure was built in 1913-14 and is a National Historic Building. There are examples of pottery by the American Indians dating from the 14th century. It is now part of the Autry National Center...More

3  Thank Ray-n-Sol
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

We visited the SW Museum on Mt Washington for the first time in a dozen years. The grounds are nice, especially from the parking lot to the museum. The collections displayed are VERY limited right now. There is one room where the perimeter has a...More

1  Thank micchio
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This museum was grand and beautiful 8-10 years ago. Apparently, the building structure began to deteriorate and water began to leak in putting all of the artifacts at risk. With no money to repair, the Gene Autry Museum stepped in and bought the artifacts and...More

Thank TheWind26
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

There must be a complicated back-story, but this museum is definitely not worth a visit. As an occasional LA visitor from back East, I looked forward to visiting this museum during the years it was closed for renovation. Now only open on Saturday, it is...More

1  Thank 60726Nicky_11
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles' oldest museum housed one of the most extensive collections of Native American artifacts. It was and is a beautiful edifice. I can remember going there with my children and viewing amazing artifacts from across the Southwest. Today it is the...More

3  Thank Jaybobb
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