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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  • There was a wonderful toy and play interactive exhibit when we were there. We took our 4 year old there and he loved it. Much to see and do for little ones. I wish this exhibit would stay longer as we...  more »
  • One of the best collections of Country art and artifacts. Located next to the LosAngeles zoo, this wonderful museum borders Griffith Park.  more »
  • The museum includes many exhibits and also brings great Western Entertainment. I usually bring my family every year to see a new exhibit. Native American, Cowboy, Mexican, and Early Americana forward ...  more »
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  • Fans of famous firearms, the Old West, Native American heritage, and film, this one's for you! The Autry Museum features such artifacts as the original prototype Colt revolver (1835), Billy the Kid's rifle, Wyatt Earp's pistol, and more amazing pieces than I could mention here. Or maybe you prefer the Lone Ranger and Tonto's costumes, the gunbelts of the Three Amigos, or outfits from all the singing cowboys of yesteryear. The Museum also pays tribute to the native peoples and their cultures, displaying period clothing, blankets, artwork and much more. The Autry is a rare gem in the heart of Los Angeles. Take the kids and have a good time.
  • You may purchase new pictures by famous current artists, a great history/ecology tour tailored especially to your groups just call ahead. Exhibits are pretty fair in their non stereotyped historical chararacters and events_: the very first Gatling gun was a chillingly understated memorial to our own national genocide. Awesome gift store. Special rates for kids,seniors,vets and groups.
  • Great place to take the family. Across from the L.A. Zoo. Great free parking, good food (pricey, but the portions are big). There was free gold panning for the kids. The only minor bad thing was the cafeteria staff wasn't the friendliest but we'll survive. Check'em out.
  • Very nice clean and peaceful. Good exhibits. The cafe was excellent. We be back every year.
  • It was clean, well laid out, and had some nice interactive exhibits for the kids. Lost a star because I found it rather boring, but that's probably not their fault. Lol

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