Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

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Learn about the automobile and its impact on American life at Petersen Automotive Museum. The museum spans over 27,900 sq m (300,000 sq ft) and contains more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles in four floors of exhibits. Realistic streetscape dioramas immerse you in the history of each automobile, and personable and experienced museum guides are on hand to educate, inform, and provide detailed insight for beginners and enthusiasts alike. The Discovery Center provides a hands-on educational science experience for kids by teaching them how automobiles operate. Arrange your visit to Petersen Automotive Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Los Angeles using our Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.
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  • Decided to call in after shopping. Easy to park inside which costs $21. Entrance was about $30 for both of us. 3 floors of great cars. We seen the Delorean which was in all BTF films, amazing to... 
    Decided to call in after shopping. Easy to park inside which costs $21. Entrance was about $30 for both of us. 3 floors of great cars. We seen the Delorean which was in all BTF films, amazing to...  more »
  • My son wanted to visit the museum, as the only one out of a family of 5 who likes car. I don't know how Petersen did it, but we all had a good time, even it is a kind of standard car museum. There... 
    My son wanted to visit the museum, as the only one out of a family of 5 who likes car. I don't know how Petersen did it, but we all had a good time, even it is a kind of standard car museum. There...  more »
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  • Words can’t even describe how great the experience was!! As a car enthusiast, I cannot recommend this place more. Peterson Automotive Museum is well-known worldwide. You get to see the most exclusive cars around the world. Cars that were used in movie scenes, one of a kind hyper cars that are worth millions, classic cars that are preserved or restored to perfection, concept cars that were in car shows, and the list goes on and on… On top of general admission ticket ($19 for one adult), we also did the guided vault tour (for an additional $35), and let me tell you, it’s worth it!! I don’t wanna spoil it, so I’m not gonna show or tell you what’s there but man it’s cool. The guide is VERY knowledgeable, all the serious car guys that were in our group couldn’t even answer some of his questions. Might just be one of the coolest place I’ve ever visited!!
  • What a dream come true. I know how the make a wish kids feel now. This place is the most magical place on earth. The collection was just outstanding. I can't say enough good things about this place. I had the time of my life and it was perfect day! I'm a car guy, and the gift shop was just tremendous. If you love autos you'll love this museum!

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