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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
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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
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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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don't let your children grow up to be cowboys

Instead take any family member to the Autry, as it embodies how the West was won and some, from early Spanish conquest to modern-day cowboys

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Instead take any family member to the Autry, as it embodies how the West was won and some, from early Spanish conquest to modern-day cowboys

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was excellent. Very well worth the effort. What a tribute to the West a d the cowboy and western movies and series. Without The Autry, many western themes would be lost to upcoming generations.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really didn't know what to expect, but there's something for everyone...for art, film, and history buffs. So happy we went.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here on New Years Day. Glad they were open. This was a nice museum, although far less western art than I thought they'd have, which was my main reason for going. Plus they had a very annoying alarm system in the art area that visitors were constantly setting off, which resulted in a loud, shrill... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Autrity is much more pf an art museum than a museum of the west. Know that going in or you might be disappointed, `The gun collection could use some explanation of context. Overall a nice way to spend 3 or 4 hours.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a small yet very well thought out Museum dedicated to the story of the American West from the early beginnings through the present time. Many interesting artifacts including some of the most stunning art work in the world. There is one of the most complete Colt Revolver Collections in the world including many of the presidents personally designed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The "Life and Work of Mabel McKay" exhibit (about a Native American master basket weaver and healer) was so captivating that we didn't get to see all the rest of the museum. My partner was fascinated by videos of the history of "Westerns" in TV and the movies. And the f/64 photography exhibition thru Jan. 8 is wonderful. Everything here... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a must see for people interested in Western history. The gun display is amazing. We did not allow enough time to explore the entire museum. Plan on being there for 4 hours or so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went to a Native American Art show held at the Museum and was impressed with the show and the museum. The collection is first rate and the facility is very nice. The Museum features Western and Native American Art (older and contemporary) and offers many programs. The Museum store offers a nice selection of books and gifts. The cafe on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stopped here on a Friday right at the opening time. There were several school groups also coming on buses that day. I had this on my list to visit as it was listed as one of the top 10 Old West Museums in the US. The parts about the Old West didn't disappoint. They have some items that are... More 

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