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“Don't Miss the Short Term Exhibits!”

Autry Museum of the American West
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US$85.00*
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Ranked #26 of 568 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
San Dimas, California
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Don't Miss the Short Term Exhibits!”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Currently the exhibit on the Jews in Los Angeles is worth a return visit if you haven't been to the Autry for a while. The Autry aslo has special fun events like the Native Comic Book Workshop.

Visited November 2013
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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry Museum of the American West, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for the review. Hope you can join us in 2014 for our new exhibitions, "Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork" (opening in March) and "Route 66: The Road and the Romance" (opening in June).
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Very nice museum with Old West artifacts”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. We particularly enjoyed the section with the items from the old TV shows and actors belongings.

Visited November 2013
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Maren D, Director of Communications and Marketing at Autry Museum of the American West, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! Hope we'll see you again the next time you're in town.
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Different than expected”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We visited the museum of the American West expecting it to be like a traditional history museum. While there are elements of the region's history and some background of people who migrated to the area, most of the focus was on the entertainment industry. Sure, the industry is a big player in Los Angeles, and Gene Autury was obviously a major influence in the museum, but I was expecting more general history.

The cafe was really good, and it was great that we could park for free. There was also a farmer's marking going on while we visited. It was nice to get some fresh fruit.

If you're interested in western movies, this is a great museum to visit. If you're looking for a more general history of the American west, you may be disappointed.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Good museum - cafe good too”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Had an enjoyable visit, and the cafe is good too.
There were no crowds, and I understand it is like that most of the time.
This falls into the category of "very do-able" museums, that is, you don't have to invest a whole day.
Loved the section on depiction of the west in movies and tv, and the care taken to explore the role of Native Americans, women, African-Americans...
And who knew there could be a Michael Jackson link!

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Autry Farmers Market”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I've written a review of the Museum, but every Saturday from 8am to 12 noon, the Autry hosts a wonderful Farmers Market with fresh and very tasty produce, honey in combs, food and drink booths, clothing, hummus and fresh bread. A great change from the supermarkets and the price is right. Parking is free and it is handicapped friendly. There is usually live music to listen to as well as tables where you can sit and enjoy the scene. After you can visit the Autry.

Visited October 2013
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