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Petersen Automotive Museum

  • 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Map It
  • West Hollywood

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

L.A. is a mecca for car lovers, which explains the popularity of this museum with a collection of more than 300 automobiles and other motorized vehicles. But you don't have to be a gearhead to appreciate the Petersen. There's a lot of interesting history here. You can learn how Los Angeles grew up around its freeways, how cars evolve from the design phase to the production line, and how automobiles have influenced film and television. To see how the vehicles, many of them quite rare, are preserved and maintained, take the 90-minute tour of the basement-level Vault. Young kids aren't allowed in the Vault, but they can (and likely will) enjoy the rest of the museum. Except for the Vault, still open for tours, the museum closed for most of 2015 for a major redesign and renovation.

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6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90036, United States

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Website: www.petersen.org

Sight Details:

  • Museum closed until late 2015 except for Vault tours. Call or check website for hrs and prices

Published 07/06/2016


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