Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

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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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  • Incredible museum experience with beautiful rare cars. Something for everyone. Exotic European sports cars, icons of hot rodding, lowriders, batmobiles, race cars of all types and even a Trabant! The....  more
    Incredible museum experience with beautiful rare cars. Something for everyone. Exotic European sports cars, icons of hot rodding, lowriders, batmobiles, race cars of all types and even a Trabant! The....  more »
  • We live locally and had been to the Petersen "before the remodel". With east coast friends in town on a cold and blustery day, it seemed the perfect opportunity to visit. We were all blown away by.....  more
    We live locally and had been to the Petersen "before the remodel". With east coast friends in town on a cold and blustery day, it seemed the perfect opportunity to visit. We were all blown away by.....  more »
  • Just the fact that there is an organization out there that is doing what you do. My Grandfather worked for Henry Ford I on the factory line as a teenager and became a foreman at the age of 18. While.....  more
    Just the fact that there is an organization out there that is doing what you do. My Grandfather worked for Henry Ford I on the factory line as a teenager and became a foreman at the age of 18. While.....  more »
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  • A great place to spend a day with family and friends. They have a great selection of cars accompanied by tons of history and detailed information about every car, bike, project and accessory. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The place is very clean and organized. Even the restrooms are spotless. It should take you about 2 hours to complete the basic tour. If you take the vault tour then it’s going to take you 30 minutes to an hour longer. There’s a small souvenir shop just outside of the museum with tons of amazing car related things. I really liked the selection of products and clothing. The only reason why I won’t give it 5 stars is because of the parking cost. It costs nearly as much as the tour! And they start closing 10 minutes ahead of time
  • Oh my, this was unexpectedly great! We've seen this museum many times from the road, but this weekend we decided to give it a try. The museum is not huge, but it's still quite big, very well balanced in terms of price and time enjoying the experience. Their parking seemed a bit expensive so we decided to park outside. Not a problem. Inside, we struggled to find any average car. They all were on the mind-blowing side, very well explained and displayed. A really good experience to be honest. We'll be back.
  • So cool, great space to walk through and see incredible cars and motorcycles from the past 100+ years! The James bond exhibit was icing on the cake. To see all those cars, boats, planes etc from so many different movies was surreal. Time for a Bond marathon! Definitely recommend for a cool day. Wish we could sit in some of these cars, that would be great!
  • Wonderful museum! Three floors plus "The Vault" filled with amazing vehicles! The Vault tour is an extra charge and only runs certain times but is well worth it! The James Bond exhibit was there at the time of our visit and was a wonderful surprise! F1 cars, super cars, vintage cars, etc., it's all there. Lots of walking and stairs, but there are of course elevators. Worth your time and money if you love cars!
  • Who wouldn't love this place! Super fun for gear heads and enthusiasts, but also just fun for anyone who wants to see some rolling pieces of art. Beautiful cars / bikes. Very clean. Easy to get there. Parking was a breeze. Would recommend. Go check it out!

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