Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

4.6
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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  • Flew to L.A. from Houston to attend the Jessi Combs Memorial at the Petersen Museum. Terry Madden and crew prepared a great presentation on Jessi's life. Somber time in the Penthouse. Took the time to...  more »
  • Very clean museum. More cars than I expected. Unique cars and cars from movies. The descriptions next to each car were very helpful for people who really don't know much about cars!  more »
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  • One of the best spots in LA for families. My kids and I enjoyed our day exploring this magnificent place. It has plenty of movies cars. Almost all the vehicles you have seen in any movie. Your family will enjoy the safe and friendly atmosphere of this place. So easy to explore and walk around. Duration: 90-120 minutes.
  • Step into an amazing, jaw-dropping world of cars that I didn't think existed. All cars featured in well-loved top-grosser movies get you reminiscing of not only those movies they were in but the happy times I had watching them. The other featured cars owned by famous people are equally awesome. Creativity immortalized in this museum in the heart of Los Angeles!Not to be missed!
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