The Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles CA 90027
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Opening Hours

  • Tue: 10am-4pm
  • Wed: 10am-4pm
  • Thu: 10am-4pm
  • Fri: 10am-4pm
  • Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 10am-5pm


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The Autry National Center of the American West wants to show you the common characteristics that our modern society has with the bygone peoples of the American West. With its various exhibits, films, and theater plays, its programs highlight the convergence of indigenous cultures with others, resulting in the melting pot that the American West is today.

Best and worst time to go to The Autry
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

It is free of charge on the second Tuesday of every month and on New Year`s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.`s Day, and President`s Day.

The Autry is closed on Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Must see/do at The Autry
The Autry holds family activities weekly, as well as film screenings, theater performances, lectures, and workshops. Check their calendar to see what is available during your visit.

Admission to The Autry
Admission prices range up to $10. Active military personnel, veterans, and children under three years old enter free of charge. Admission is free for all on the second Tuesday of every month and on New Year`s Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Parking and public transportation to The Autry
The parking lot at the museum is large and free of charge.

There is public transportation to the museum. You can plan your trip at

Food at The Autry
The Crossroads West Café has plenty of food options. This page includes weekday and weekend menus.

You are allowed to bring in your own food. There is a limited number of tables and chairs available, and a big lawn where you can set up a picnic.

Insider tip for visitors to The Autry
If you visit during the summer months, visit on a Thursday and stay until the evening to enjoy a "Sizzling Summer Night," when local salsa bands are scheduled to play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A large number of Salsa dancers attend this event and it is quite entertaining to watch them twirl about.

Author's bio: Dena Burroughs has lived in Los Angeles for almost 30 years. She loves Shakespeare, Vincent van Gogh, and dancing Salsa. is her own website.