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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
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+1 323-667-2000
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Wonderful museum.

Upstairs is full of wonderful art galleries, downstairs is about weapons, and early West living. Both floors pay tribute to American indians, cowboys, and the settlement of... read more

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delaplane, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Upstairs is full of wonderful art galleries, downstairs is about weapons, and early West living. Both floors pay tribute to American indians, cowboys, and the settlement of california. One of the galleries is all about western movies. Great fun. Even the cafe was very nice.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An activity pick from my visiting parents. More history than art. If you are interested in western art & history this place is a great visit for you. A wonderful building, helpful guides. They day we went it was swarmed with grade school kids, but i think that is everyday. I found the Mabel McKay basket exhibit very interesting and... More 

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son got in free because of his Bank of America card, my daughter in law because she works for the park service, myself for being a veteran. Only had to pay the $10.00 senior rate for my wife. If you're into old westerns this is the place to go. I can't even begin to tell you how much there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should be on anyone's list of things to see in L.A. Beautiful grounds. Staff was friendly and informative. Great histories told here. Really cool when they get authors and historians to visit. Even if you're not particularly interested in anything western, there is still enough keep your attention.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They offer free admission with current ID for active military personnel and veterans, peace officers, and park rangers. They offer a AAA discount, as well as student & senior pricing - all of which make visiting affordable. Remember they are closed on Mondays. Over the past few years, they have really made some nice improvements to the museum and its... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here on LA's annual Free Museum Day. Now I know a more about cowboy movies & can tell Gene Autry from Will Rogers! I recommend following a docent around to learn more fun facts. I enjoyed the outdoor area with local flora too. There are some cool photo spots there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to Autry and other Western memorabilia, there are exhibits on nature and art that are both beautiful and informative. Active military and veterans are admitted for free (with a reasonable proof of service).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my dad here to look at some of the old Gene Autry memorabilia. My dad was a long time fan and greatly enjoyed the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before we walked in, we were hooked by the sculpture and description of the Pony Express rider. It is magnificent! The museum is surprisingly diversified, with exhibits ranging from Native American medicinal plants and artifacts to displays of Hollywood cowboy memorabilia. The art galleries have a range from the 1600's to modern art, all related to the settlement and development... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see a brilliant collection that attempts to encapsulate some of the experience of the history of the American West whilst also doing some myth busting, come here. A much more balanced view and wonderful exhibits with plenty about the Native American experience as well as the "Cowboys" and settlers. SOme beautiful paintings and sculptures. Also a... More 

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