Address: 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo
Admission: $14 (Adults), $10 (Seniors), $6 (Children 3 – 12), Free (Kids under 3).
Parking is free.
Autry Museum of the American West
Located within Griffith Park; Autry Museum focuses on the history of people of the American West. The Museum was founded in 1988 by Gene Autry and his wife; and in 2002 it merged with the Women of the West a non-profit organization. The Museum exhibits include art gallery of the West; as well as Native Americans that lived in these regions.
There are a number of exhibits at this museum, one focuses for the fans of the Western Movie genre called the Imagination Gallery.
For kids of all ages, there is a Play exhibit that show cases the evolution of toys throughout the ages. We found a number of toys that reminded us of our childhood.
The museum also has a large art of the West exhibit. The paintings and sculptures reflect the Western landscape and its beauty.
In addition, the Journey’s Exhibit shows artifacts from the West.
There are a number of traveling exhibits at the museum, so be sure to check their site for the latest news and events.
The museum is fun for kids of all ages as there is something to explore for everyone.