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Autry Museum of the American West
Type: History Museums, Museums
The Autry National Center in Griffith Park is the brainchild of Gene Autry, the famed singing cowboy of film, radio and television. Autry believed that the experience of the taming of the American... Read More
The Autry National Center in Griffith Park is the brainchild of Gene Autry, the famed singing cowboy of film, radio and television. Autry believed that the experience of the taming of the American West had an impact on the whole world and he created this museum to celebrate that heritage. With tremendous collections of cowboy memorabilia, Western art and sculpture and Native North American handiwork (think pottery, beadwork, carvings, etc.), the museum's ever-changing exhibitions are sure to spark the imagination of both young and old. Learn the history of the Wild West as well as more modern lore here; and don't miss the annual November American Indian Arts Marketplace, featuring works by over 200 artists from over 40 different tribes.
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
- Tue-Fri: 10am-4pm
- Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm
- Adult $10; Senior $6; Student $6; Child (3-12) $4
- Museums: "Check out the monthly Western Music Association Monthly Jam, held the third Sunday of every month, as musicians and poets perform songs of the old West."
- Best for Museums Because: California and the Wild West are one and the same, and this museum is the perfect place to relive those storied histories.