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Toyota USA Automobile Museum
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Torrance
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I had the opportunity to work at the Toyota Museum for a one day interview & I was blown away. This is a must see for anyone & everyone. The history of Toyota is displayed with classic cars, dating back to the first ones off the line & to present day. With a great display of their rich racing history & fine automobiles. It is only worth checking it out yourself. Must make appointment by email or call.

Visited September 2013
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Cordoba, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Not what I expected.”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Say aloud "Toyota"...what comes to your mind?
I will probably say "Corolla" or "Celica" or maybe "Tundra", not a luxury car like Rolls Royce or a high performance car like Ferrari.
Keep this in mind when visiting the museum.
I made my appointment via email, the answer was very fast.
It is easy to reach and there is ample parking.
I didn't find a receptionist on duty when I arrived, instead there was a meeting going on.
I walked through the meeting and a security officer told me I was welcome to walk in the exhibition hall and take pictures.
The general arrangement is like: "Throw the cars somewhere".
Some cars don't have any information sheet, then you wonder why they are there.
Some of the reace cars are unreachable, since they are stored at a high level.

Visited November 2013
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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“A great find in Torrance”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Toyota USA offers an intriguing look into the history of Toyota. From military vehicles, family sedans to race cars. The museum offers fine examples of most everything they have made. Best of all, it's all free. Run by a very friendly and informative lady. Just call and let them know the date and time you would like to visit.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in Torrance and LA”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are a car enthusiast or a history buff, the Toyota Museum is a great place filled with cars from the beginning of Toyota's creation to today. There are also special car models that were used in movies as well as races. It's a really cool place to visit. Please call ahead to make an appointment since they can get booked up with group tours.

Visited September 2012
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Torrance, California
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“Wow”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

I have not been here, but it looks like a very interesting museum. The main reason for my review is to point out that Toyota is spelled "Toytoa" on this site.

Visited July 2013
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