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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:
+1 323-667-2000
10:00 - 16:00
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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

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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Since I am a big fan of history, I enjoy going to museums. I really enjoyed weapons of yester year at this museum. I did not realize how primitive the weapons that had to be... read more

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Valencia, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since I am a big fan of history, I enjoy going to museums. I really enjoyed weapons of yester year at this museum. I did not realize how primitive the weapons that had to be used during war. Also, I did not realize the stature of certain people. I thoroughly enjoyed my walk through history as I am a big... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot believe it has taken me so long to visit this impressive museum across the LA Zoo in Griffith Park. The understated modern take on California Colonial building enclosed an extraordinary collection of Western, Native American and contemporary art and historical artifacts. The California history section on the first floor offers a unique look into California's past around the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very well presented museum that covers the history of the American West from multiple viewpoints. Both sad an fascinating. The right number of exhibits prevents overload, tells the story and keeps interesting. I was sorry to reach the finish. Highly recommended.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with my wife while visiting my son in LA. Clearly exceeded my expectations. This is not a museum about Gene Autry but a museum about the American west. Has a section on film and movies about westerns as well as on the history of firearms. We spent about 1.5 hours there and would recommend it to others visiting... More 

Thank Heb2013
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you enjoy western and early western television and films this is the place for you to visit alone or with company, The price is affordable and close location to downtown Los Angeles.

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...then this is a good stop for you. Some more-than-decent Western art, and some interesting movie Western memorabilia. A great collection of pistols and rifles, if you're into that. Probably not worth more than two hours of your time. Be advised that it was very chilly in the museum when we visited on a hot day in May. Might be... More 

Thank joeformaggi
Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum houses a substantial collection of western, specifically Californian history. It's nicely located within Griffith park.

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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum romanticize the old west and glosses over the nasty stuff. I skipped all the fire arm glorification and focused on the Native American handicrafts and paintings. Nicely presented and uncrowded, I spent a nice hour wandering around.

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DeKalb, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a lovely park, with other attractions nearby, the Gene Autry Museum of the Old West is small enough to do properly in one day, and is very family and ADA friendly. I am quite mobility challenged, but with just the aid of my rolling walker (they also provide wheelchairs if you need one) I spent 5 hours going... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested how the American west was actually populated, what it feels like being on a wagon trail, what dangers and threats you had to bear - this is the place to visit. We found the exhibitions very informative and got a good overview upon the Wild Wild West in the old days.

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