Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles

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Dedicated to exploring the American West's diverse cultural history, Autry Museum of the American West features more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts. The museum is well known for its comprehensive collection of Native American artworks, considered to be one of the most important collections in the country, and its extensive collection of western frontier firearms. You may have the opportunity to do a craft, practice a native dance, or pan for gold as you soak up the culture of the American West. Grab a bite to eat at the on-site cafe, which honors the West's varied cultures through its menu. You can pick up a memento of your visit at the gift shop, which sells music, fine art, Native American jewelry, Western memorabilia, and more. To visit Autry Museum of the American West and get the most from your holiday in Los Angeles, create itinerary details personal to you using our Los Angeles online trip builder.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
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  • About two or three exhibits were closed due to renovations, but other than that, i enjoyed learning about California's western history. It's not that big of a museum but still informative. It's only $7 & children from 0-12, I believe, are free. They have a little outdoor space with "rocking horses" kids will enjoy. Their griffin park exhibit is kid friendly. There's an area in that exhibit with a little play house & books for kids to enjoy. So it's a nice little hidden gem within griffin park.
  • Fascinating exhibits. The Colt collection was particularly impressive. The museum presents an unvarnished view of the American west and doesn't stick to the traditional whitewashed history, but presents the visitor with facts that paint a more nuanced and accurate picture of the development of the old west.

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