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Skip the Line: Petersen Automotive Museum General Admission Ticket
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3605
Central L.A
+1 323-930-2277
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not all it's cracked up to be. Much of the display was made up of virtually identical Porsche 911s. Expensive to park which is extra to your somewhat overpriced admission.

Thank AlfK60
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Petersen Automotive Musuem is so incredible. The cars, the history, the interactive displays are fun for all ages. Petersen Publishing has elevated automobile preservation and history to an entirely new level. Do spend the extra money for a tour of the Vault. We took...More

2  Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I are car enthusiasts - we love cars although we know nothing about them. As my wife claimed on traveling to the museum, “we are going to see pretty, pretty cars.’ You know what? Was she ever right. Specifically, we were going...More

1  Thank Joel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum primarily to see the current special exhibit the Porsche Effect. It presented an amazing collection of rare cars from early 356s to a variety of race cars. The rest of the museum presents a collection other cars from the movies to...More

1  Thank 299jonc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a male friend who wanted to see the Porsche exhibit. Found it far more interesting than I had anticipated.

1  Thank endosunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun museum for both kids and adults. Check website for special events and exhibits, they do quite a few during the year. Can be booked for private events.

Thank dina857
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, you may need to drive around the building/alley to find the entrance to the parking lot. Parking was $16, but we got a $4 discount with validation from the inside Italian restaurant. Vault tour has 2 kinds: regular and extended. Extended is...More

1  Thank AngyChin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Vault tour which was fantastic ($23.00 USD from memory). Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly which made the tour very enjoyable. From the amazing collection of historical vehicles in the vault to the museum displays you will see some of the...More

1  Thank Robber76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three floors of displays in the museum, plus The Vault as a guided tour at additional cost. The Vault is worth the additional ticket and includes many rare and famous vehicles. Your Vault guide will advise not to take photographs, explore on your own or...More

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been back to the Petersen since they had opened their new museum, and I was wonderfully pleased to see what they had done. The museum itself is oriented around the history of automobile development, both nationally and internationally, and is a wonderful lesson in...More

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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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