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Petersen Automotive Museum

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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 29 July 2011

This museum houses the most amazing collection of vehicles presented in really eyecatching ways. If you love cars (or scooters) whether old or new, you will find something here that will appeal. My absolute favourite was the Batmobile, but I found it hard to choose....More

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank Mishkamitten
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We visited the Santa Monica area for our sons granduation. After the graduation we all went to the Petersen Automobile Museum. Everyone was excited about going except me. But after going in and seeing all of the beautiful automobiles from all eras it was quite...More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank Jeanette55
Reviewed 23 July 2011

This museum is a must visit for those who love cars. The place houses 3 floors of cars from the early days to present including vintage motorcycles, scooters ....even a display of every hot wheels cars ever made. A hidden treasure that needs more advertising...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

I visitied Petersen Automotive Museum during May 2011. It contains a variety of auto dating back to over 100 years ago till the very recent ones. It's a nice place to visit. It is located nearby Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA) which you...More

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

My wife and I attended this museum after it was highly recommended on trip advisor and I am a bit of a car nut. The museum is 4 stories tall but failed to meet my expectations. The cars were nice but there was only a...More

Date of experience: May 2011
1  Thank NevandBeth S
Reviewed 27 April 2011

Bugatti Veyron, F40, F50, Batmobile, Herbie, its all there, in an immaculate setting, hundreds of rare cars. This place also has an immaculate and very cheap authentic 50's diner and a kids play area, where they can sit in an authentic NAsCAR and others. Finally...More

Date of experience: April 2011
4  Thank lazyoaf
Reviewed 13 October 2010

the petersen automotive museum is a really cool place to go with kids, families, etc. the cars are beautiful and the museum is amazing. it is maintained so well and looks beautiful. my kids loved taking pictures with all the cool cars. don't miss it...More

1  Thank bargaingirlsyosset
Reviewed 4 September 2010

This is one of the most reasonable museums in LA. Easy to park here (and stay if you're going to bum around Wilshire Blvd). As a car buff, I saw a lot of unique cars I had never seen before. Its great that you are...More

3  Thank ryanprint
Reviewed 4 May 2010

We stopped at the Peterson Auto Museum last week while in LA, and while I’m not into cars or anything, I thought the museum was quite nice. There were two floors of cars to look at, and since it wasn’t that crowded, we were able...More

1  Thank JenniferLynn
Reviewed 3 March 2010

This museum was SO much better than expected! We went here during our trip to LA and were not disappointed. They have a great selection of cars - it's not MASSIVE but takes around 1 hour - 1 hour 30 mins to do. They are...More

3  Thank Shell4Andy
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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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