Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

4.6
Learn about the automobile and its impact on American life at Petersen Automotive Museum. The museum spans over 27,900 sq m (300,000 sq ft) and contains more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles in four floors of exhibits. Realistic streetscape dioramas immerse you in the history of each automobile, and personable and experienced museum guides are on hand to educate, inform, and provide detailed insight for beginners and enthusiasts alike. The Discovery Center provides a hands-on educational science experience for kids by teaching them how automobiles operate. Arrange your visit to Petersen Automotive Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Los Angeles using our Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.
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  • This museum has a General Admission area with quite a lot of mainly custom vehicles. Then there is a basement packed with interesting cars called the "vault". The first area you pay your money and...  more »
  • I expected to be so bored. I had no desire to go to the Peterson Auto Museum, but my grandson saw it on one of our drives so in we went. I thought this will be easy, I won't be reviewing it because I....  more »
  • Not our first visit. What we particularly enjoy about this museum is that every time we go (on family visits to LA) the curators have switched things up. In the half dozen times we have been, we have....  more »
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  • One of the best spots in LA for families. My kids and I enjoyed our day exploring this magnificent place. It has plenty of movies cars. Almost all the vehicles you have seen in any movie. Your family will enjoy the safe and friendly atmosphere of this place. So easy to explore and walk around. Duration: 90-120 minutes.
  • Step into an amazing, jaw-dropping world of cars that I didn't think existed. All cars featured in well-loved top-grosser movies get you reminiscing of not only those movies they were in but the happy times I had watching them. The other featured cars owned by famous people are equally awesome. Creativity immortalized in this museum in the heart of Los Angeles!Not to be missed!
  • The Petersen Automotive Museum is a great Los Angeles experience. Plan to spend at least a half a day to truly see everything. Get a tour to add to your enjoyment. The featured displays change so plan to revisit to appreciate different automotive themes. If you are a real car enthusiast you could easily spend a whole day here absorbing all this exceptional facility has to offer. There are a variety of nearby restaurants to take a break and recharge your energy if you want to spend the day. I highly recommend making this an LA destination if you have not visited.
  • If you're a car guy (person), like me, you'll love this museum. So many interesting cars from the past, present, and future. There's a kid's room, design center, and cool stuff all over. Can you tell I liked visiting here?
  • This museum is very nice. The cars that they have on the top floor are elegant and pictures do not do justice. It is moderately priced for the cars you view. It offers everything from old classics to futuristic concepts to movie prop cars and much more. If you are even slightly interested in cars you will like the vast variety held within this building!

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