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“Nice museum, and quiet.”

Autry Museum of the American West
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore art, history, and culture at the Autry Museum of the American West. Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs-including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music-and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry's collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American materials in the United States.
Los Angeles
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Nice museum, and quiet.”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

It had several exhibits ranging from The West in the Movies to historical information about the real west. Highlights include props & costumes from legendary westerns such as John Waynes eye-patch from True Grit, Gene Autrys first guitar, & Roy Rogers and Triggers costumes. Also the colt collection was interesting, it had guns that had been owned by several real cowboys aswell as celebrities including presidents.

Not a bad price for what you get, we were expecting to be done quite quickly but ended up being there for 3 1/2 hours.

Visited April 2012
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“So well done and original”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

The great part about this museum it houses something unique to our area....the culture of the old west. For visitors from other parts of the country it provides a unique experience into the development of the west. Well done, pleasant atmosphere and easy to navigate.

Visited April 2012
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Whitley Bay, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Varied exhibits”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Looked at western history from multiple perspectives. Good mix of the serious and the fun.

Visited March 2012
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New York, NY
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“You don't have to love cowboys to enjoy the Autry.”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

There is cowboy (and native American) art on display. When we visited, there was a native American basket exhibit which was phenomenal. You can learn the history of the cowboy, both real and in the movies.

Visited February 2012
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California, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado,
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“Good place to visit for western movie fans!”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

When I was a kid, I was able to go to our local theater and watch a horse opera featuring Tom Mix, The Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, et al. And when I first arrived in LA from the midwest, this was one of the first places that I visited in this area.

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