The Autry is my grandpa's favorite museum! The docents are all very kind and helpful, especially Dwight Gillette. We love all of the interactive areas and special events. The cafe is a bit pricey, but everything is very tasty. I love that it is across the parking lot from the LA Zoo, so we go there first thing in the morning and then head to the Autry when it starts getting to hot.
Autry Museum of the American West
- General Info:
- 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.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (323) 660-5721
Phone: (818) 859-7756
- Payment method:
- amex, cash, discover, visa, master card, all major credit cards, debit
- Central LA, Greater Griffith Park
- Crossroads West Cafe (Hours Tue-Fri 10a-4p, Sat-Sun 9a-5p) - menus are available here https://theautry.org/plan-your-visit/cafe, The Autry Store (Hours Tue-Fri 10a-4p, Sat-Sun 10a-5p).
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Price Range : Average
One of our favorite museums. The exhibits change often enough that you can go back many times during the year. The docents are extremely knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions even if you're not part of a group. Everyone who works there is very helpful. There are a huge number of activities planned throughout the year that are very family friendly. They just had the Hahamongna native plant nursery there and we are now the proud owners of a Tecate Cypress and 2 other drought tolerant plants.
If you're into Native American or cowboy culture, there's plenty here to hold your interest. Not necessarily the sort of museum I'd frequent often.
07/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
They have FREE day on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for everyone. Parking is FREE too. Bank of America has a FREE day on the first weekend of the month too (if you have a card).
I took my 2 year old on a FREE day. I thought just go if we don't like it then we can go to Travel Town. Win Win.
First it wasn't crowded which I was surprised being FREE. He did very well looking at everything.
Things he loved - riding the saddle and watching himself in a movie. Getting on a fake horse and dressing up like a cowboy. Being in jail. Seeing the buffalo. Wasn't really into the Children's Place...I think it was cause we didn't really get a chance to look since there were students there.
He loved being outside going into the wagon, seeing the waterfall, and fish.
Definitely a place to go. We brought lunch and ran around in the park. Never went to Travel Town that day cause we were there the whole time.