Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles

4.6
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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  • This is a hidden gem. Didnt really know what to expect but this museum was fabulous. Visited with a 2-1/2 year old who also seemed to enjoy it as there was room for him to run and explore.  more »
  • Nice surprise when we went on New Year's Day as the admission was waived. So much more in the museum than information about Gene Autry. Articles and clothing from western movies, videos, and even an.....  more »
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  • We had a very good time here with our 9 month old daughter. I wasn't expecting there to be as much for her to do as there was, but the dress-up/movie section was the highlight for us, since being parents is exciting and new, still. The collections here are really incredible, especially the weaponry section. That's what makes museums so wonderful, seeing objects you've heard and read about firsthand. We went on a Bank of America customer appreciation day, so my husband was free. Check their calendar before visiting, there are various free dates each month.
  • Great way to explore how Europeans got to and took over the west. Great exhibit on the native tribes and their displacement. Coverage of the different ethnic groups which arrived. Tons of artifacts from stone tools and baskets, knives, guns wagons, stagecoach, fire truck. Examples of the ways they all lived. Took the guided tour which was a great way to be reintroduced to all the different areas of the museum. Outer garden area is wonderful. Also an entire area of the rise of the westerns from radio, silent film, to movies an TV. Nice looking cafe for eating, but nothing gluten free.

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