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Petersen Automotive Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“on display”(159 reviews)
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The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and...more
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6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3605
Central L.A
+1 323-930-2277
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First, if you're not going to pay for the FULL tour, don't bother; the exhibits (other than the tour) are not very exciting, unless you're truly a die hard motorhead. If you DO spring for the tour, you'll be disappointed if you don't take the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being car crazy this was on my to do list whilst in LA.. I knew the Petersen was top notch as far as car museums but it exceeded my expectations! The building is three levels of exhibits plus a vault of the rest of their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shedrivesahotrod
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful displays and exhibitions of a variety of cars. Our grandson loved the famous cars from movies. There was easy parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lynndds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only classic cars but the story and science behind auto travel since it's beginning. Young kids love the cars they've seen in the movies, batmobiles, Bond cars, there are 3 huge floors of cars and exhibits to voyage through.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Armen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into cars this is a must see. Spend the little extra money to visit the Vault and see some of their prize cars that are not on the display floor. Plan on spending a couple hours to take in all the vehicles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The redo of the building is terrific. Exhibit room are large and the cars are nicely shown. The Sothby's auction preview was there. Did not have time to visit the Vault. The restaurant is excellent and reasonable. A must for car nuts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mspecker2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are an automotive fan, then this museum is a must stop on your visit to LA. I have traveled the world literally seeing all the best automotive museums and this one is perhaps the highest ranked in this country. Make sure to buy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Brian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the coolest things I’ve ever done just one hang up.we took the kids and no one under 10 is allowed in the vault the teenagers can’t appreciate the vault so when we got out of the vault the wife and kids were ready...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thomamarc723
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a huge back to the future fan, so we were in town for my birthday taking in all the bttf filming locations. Had to stop in to see the Hero Car that was used in the original Back to the Future. Amazing job Joe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JasonMcfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love cars or know someone that love cars, this is a must-do spot. The car collection is insane so you'll have a ton of cars to admire and learn about. If you have kids, they have a couple of activity centers for them....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank itsnancyestrada
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Yes it runs through Los Angeles and although it's acknowledged with small Route 66 signs, the route now, of course goes by a number of different street names. I would refer you to, The Route66 , Not only does it show... More
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