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Petersen Automotive Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Skip the Line: Petersen Automotive Museum General Admission Ticket
From US$16.00*
Skip the Line: Petersen Automotive Museum General Admission Ticket
From US$16.00*
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“vault tour”(328 reviews)
“on display”(161 reviews)
“car enthusiast”(90 reviews)
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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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 3 days ago

We had never been to this place and we saw so many wonderful vehicles. I never knew that there was such a gem in the Heart of Los Angeles! Be sure to see the cars in the basement!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decent collection of about 80 cars which you can see for $16.00 “But” to see the actual collection of over 200 cars you need to pay an additional $23.00 per person There are some nice cars and some rare cars but the way they grab...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank oldtiredandretired
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spend the extra $$s and visit the vault, it was the best part of the Museum, for me at least. The Museum focuses on the west coast and california automotive scene.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arayjr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the Vault tour- my 12 year old boy was in HEAVEN!!!! It was a little long for my 14 year old girl- but she made it to the end. We also spent extra time seeing the free Ferrari on Sunday am--which was also so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rebeccawE9259KN
Reviewed 6 days ago

So awesome. Wife who is not a car person enjoyed it. I'm a car guy and this was just first class, loved it. Signed up as a member and plan to come to LA to check out the rotating exhibits several times per year. Very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pete H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Affordable tickets (for LA). Nicely organized exhibits with something for everyone than enjoys motorcars and bikes. Something to do if the weather is not cooperating. Plan on at least 2 hours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GuruDrew
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a car enthusiast I was excited to finally check this place out. There were several cars on display as soon as you walk in (including a Honda S600!) so you know you’re in for more great machines. I especially enjoyed seeing the cars that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OnAnotherJourney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice, nice, nice collection of cars and motorcycles. Make sure to visit all three floors and read the annotations next to the exhibits. For kids, they have a dedicated zone with educational demos, Legos and tracks for Lego cars. Spend easily two hours here...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lubger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Petersen was on my short list for things to do and see when I planned my family vacation to California. A really nice collection of automotive art

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank toddmQ5710XI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my auto oriented family for a general tour of the museum. tmyself and the kids who wanted to see the vault had reserved our spaces ahead of time for that portion. We were very lucky in that the total public on this tour was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
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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