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Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

Museum and History Museum
Miracle Mile, Los Angeles
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    "Fantastic selection of automobiles from the past and current."(5 Tips)
    Junnita S.
    "We also took the vault tour and it was amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Michael D.
    "Beautiful collection of cars and well laid out museum."(3 Tips)
    Paul T.
    "Cool exhibit of famous cars"(2 Tips)
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  • collection of cars
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  • Diana A.heart icon on user image
    Diana ArzAugust 18, 2017
    Loved this museum! Great collection of cars, well designed displays, everything is presented in a very interesting way! Outside of the building is super cool too!
    Upvoted Mar 30
  • Kevin T.heart icon on user image
    Kevin ToDecember 31, 2015
    Even if you don't love cars this is worth a visit! The vehicles are absolutely stunning and they have an amazing collection with vehicles from TV shows and movies as well.
    Upvoted Mar 14
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 11, 2013
    Site of the 5th Annual LA Weekly Food & Wine Event, PLATE! Sample delicious dishes from the best LA restaurants amidst historic cars - including the Bat-Mobile, the DeLorean and the Love Bug! Read more
  • Paul T.heart icon on user image
    Paul T.April 25, 2016
    Cool exhibit of famous cars (Herbie, Little Miss Sunshine, and Walter White's Aztec). Hear great things of the vault tour. The roof deck is an amazing experience at night.
  • Dave P.heart icon on user image
    Dave PernicanoMarch 22, 2019
    The layout of each museum floor is perfect and gives you plenty of time to view, read and take pictures of each automobile.
  • Junnita S.
    Junnita StephannieJanuary 25, 2013
    Loving every minute of the visit! The collection was great, the display was fantastic! We also took the vault tour and it was amazing! Worth every penny...
  • Anna J.
    Anna JonesMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place houses not only the LoveBug, but the Delorean and the original Batmobile - plus it is the home of the LA Weekly Annual GOLD STANDARD! So cool (and right across from LACMA!
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannOctober 8, 2022
    Surprisingly good museum with interesting exhibits and a good play area for kids. It helps if you are a total gear head.
  • kathi a.heart icon on user image
    kathi aquinoMarch 30, 2016
    The house of cars...they have amazing collection of cars which are stunning..IF U LOVE AUTOMOBILE.. THEN YOU MUST VISIT THIS PLACE..
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 22, 2017
    The ribbons of stainless steel on the exterior of this automotive museum are meant to evoke motion, speed and the lines of a bespoke automobile.
  • Charles T S.heart icon on user image
    Charles T SebestaMarch 10, 2016
  • Jaime T.heart icon on user image
    Jaime T GApril 13, 2018
    Fantastic car museum. Lots of cars from different decades and some from wellknown movies
  • Babak V.heart icon on user image
    Babak VZJanuary 26, 2016
    Awesome place for car lovers. Could not believe i can see many lovely cars in such place.
  • Diego R.heart icon on user image
    Diego RomeroAugust 28, 2017
    Incredible cars and motorcycle collection. Amazed by the prototypes, movies, Bugatti, Ferrari and Harley-Davidson vs Indian expo.
  • Buford B.heart icon on user image
    Buford BarnesJuly 5, 2012
    See over 150 rare and classic cars in one of the world's largest automotive museums located in a city associated with driving, highways, and the ascension of 20th century car culture and suburbs.
  • Angela Z.heart icon on user image
    Angela ZydekJune 16, 2016
    The exterior architecture is a work of art in itself. Not to be missed. Must see at night.
  • Abu Aya K.heart icon on user image
    Abu Aya KDJuly 24, 2016
    Small car collection, but great educational value for the kids on the 2nd floor
  • Steve S.heart icon on user image
    Steve ShannonMarch 4, 2016
    The French "Art Deco" cars are just amazing. Some of the best examples in the world.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Chris ReeseDecember 30, 2015
    Fantastic exhibition of automotive history, including many very rare pre-war cars.
  • Wendy H.heart icon on user image
    Wendy Hughes--JelenFebruary 4, 2016
    Nice display, artistically done. Signage down on the floor so difficult to read without bending over.
  • AMW
    AMWDecember 2, 2015
    One of the world's largest automotive museums reopens following an extensive $125M overhaul.
  • Bryanheart icon on user image
    BryanMarch 21, 2019
    Cool vintage cars and nice Porsche selection
  • Alberto J S M.heart icon on user image
    Alberto J S Moreau DDecember 17, 2015
    I love it even being refurbished, it will become wonderful and update
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsNovember 17, 2011
    A massive 300,000 sq. ft. museum exhibiting more than 200 motor vehicles ranging from retro to the futuristic - perfect for satisfying your auto-lust.
  • Alexis
    AlexisMay 7, 2012
    Street parking available. Pictures allowed. Johnny Rockets restaurant located in museum. Allow about two hours to tour the museum.
  • Joheart icon on user image
    JoJuly 7, 2017
    Fantastic selection of automobiles from the past and current.
  • Marcopolosheart icon on user image
    MarcopolosDecember 23, 2017
    Well curated rotating exhibits are worth the price of admission.
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 20, 2010
    A jewel of automotive history. It opened in 1994 and owns more than 200 classic cars. Try the third floor Children's Discovery Center for your little gearhead.
  • IrmaZandl Z.heart icon on user image
    IrmaZandl ZandlSlantSeptember 6, 2017
    Always interesting museum to visit.
  • Michael D.heart icon on user image
    Michael DiMattiaDecember 17, 2015
    Beautiful collection of cars and well laid out museum.
  • Carlos M.heart icon on user image
    Carlos MartínezOctober 2, 2016
    Just renew, nice, interactive, News cars, very nice
  • Michael A.
    Michael AMarch 25, 2016
    If you have kids, the Cars Pixar exhibit is a must!
  • NoHo Scooters
    NoHo ScootersDecember 31, 2011
    Be sure to check out the exhibit "Scooters, Size Doesn't Always Matter" running until May 28, 2012. The exhibit features several scooters from our personal collection.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 3, 2012
    Gold Standard 2012! March 4th, join Jonathan Gold and over 50 of LA's hottest restaurants to eat, drink and be merry plus a fabulous raffle to benefit Heal the Bay!
  • Robert A.heart icon on user image
    Robert AMay 26, 2019
    Excellent selection of cars from all generations.
  • Safelite AutoGlass
    Safelite AutoGlassOctober 24, 2011
    Check out all kinds of cars from over the years (there's even a Hot Wheels exhibit!) Save a dollar on general admission by buying tickets online.
  • Clarissa C.heart icon on user image
    Clarissa CowlesJanuary 14, 2013
    Use the 1800 number to listen to information about the exhibits. Kinda cool.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RaymentDecember 20, 2011
    The Notorious B.I.G. was shot in a drive-by here (at the red light at Wilshire & Fairfax) after leaving the '97 Soul Train Music Awards.It was believed to be in revenge for the shooting of Tupac.
  • Joseph C.
    Joseph CAugust 14, 2014
    One of the most extensive automobile collections in our own backyard! 👍
  • Arrol C.heart icon on user image
    Arrol CarterFebruary 10, 2013
    Take lots of picks. 3rd floor next to bathrooms, take a pic on the LAPD motorcycle.
  • Adam C.
    Adam CheungMarch 6, 2013
    Any history lover should take the vault tour. There are some amazing treasures down there!
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaurJuly 5, 2017
    Nice cars. I love this url
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartNovember 24, 2012
    Fantastic historical narrative of automobiles and transit in Los Angeles.
  • Mah Saheart icon on user image
    Mah SaAugust 16, 2016
    Fabulous architecture! Historical and famous cars !
  • Cakes
    CakesOctober 6, 2015
    Exterior redesigned by architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, reopening December 2015.
  • Barbara W.
    Barbara Weaver KilmanNovember 10, 2013
    They have very little respect for home-schoolers! And more then one event in a day throws off the curve! Expected better!
  • Gagan S.heart icon on user image
    Gagan SinghDecember 28, 2015
    Start from the top floor and work your way down.
  • JASON F.heart icon on user image
    JASON FOWLERJuly 7, 2017
    Car collection!
  • Warren H.heart icon on user image
    Warren HuartJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Museum is incredible. Do the vault tour! It's amazing!!
  • Todd Z.
    Todd ZOctober 12, 2012
    Sculpture in motion: masterpieces of Italian Design, through Feb 2013
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