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The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

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  • Griffith Park
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Photograph: Courtesy Autry Museum of the American West

Time Out says

Nestled into the northeast corner of Griffith Park, this museum explores the history of the American West. You might just expect a kitschy exploration of the life and works of famous singing cowboy Gene Autry, but the museum presents a much more engaging exploration of the West, outlining its history and detailing the myths that came to surround it. Learn about Native Americans through art and artifacts brush up on a bit of cowboy with the museum's collection of more than half a million objects. Afterwards, make sure to check out their Cross Roads West Café, research library and store. Keep an eye on their calendar since this museum also doubles as a venue for film screenings, lectures, music, and other events.

Free for veterans, peace officers, park rangers, and active military personnel with ID. Free to the public every second Tuesday of each month, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day.


4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles
Adults $10, Students and Seniors $6, Children 3-12 $4, Children under 3 Free
Opening hours:
Tue-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat, Sun 10am-5pm
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Dress Codes

  • Exhibitions

Blue jeans, plaid shirts, fringed jackets, aloha shirts, cowboy boots, China Poblana dresses: How we dress says so much about who we are and where we come from, so the Autry is hosting an exhibition about those six closet staples as defining pieces of Western dress.

Odd Nights at the Autry

  • Boutiques

We Angelenos go gaga for flea markets in this city like tourists for L.A. landmarks. Adding to the throng of artisanal havens, Phillip Dane continues one of the best with this monthly night market called Odd Nights at the Autry. Think of it as dance party meets happy hour meets shopping extravaganza. With live local bands, beer gardens, cocktail lounges, a full bar, gourmet food trucks, a slew of vendors, face painting and more, you might want to start reserving third Fridays in your calendar.

Street Food Cinema

  • Outdoor

For dinner and a movie, all in one, just follow the food trucks. During the spring, summer and fall, Street Food Cinema throws together a series of outdoor parties—usually alfresco, sometimes in a drive-in format—that include screenings of some of our favorite movies, paired with an assortment of gourmet food trucks and even a live music performance from a cool local band. The screenings are held in venues across L.A. and alternate from week to week, so make sure to check the schedule. Some of the outdoor venues are dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your four-legged cinema lover along. See more of this season’s outdoor movie screenings in L.A.


Eat|See|Hear travels to different locales throughout the city on select weekends during the summer, showing cult flicks on an inflatable screen taller than your average Malibu mansion. Bring your own bites or sample snacks from the featured food vendor and show up early for a set from local L.A. bands. Parking is free at most of the venues, and tickets for screenings at the Autry even include admission to the museum. What’s more? If you want to skip the crowds and stroll in casually during the opening credits, spring for a VIP pass, which guarantees you a reserved seat in front. All of the events dog-friendly, and a portion of ticket sales benefit Best Friends Animal Society.

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