Petersen Automotive Museum

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

Once strictly off-limits, this lower level housing curious and priceless vehicles of the Petersen Automotive Museum is now open to the public.  Full review →



The Petersen is likely to be one of the coolest museums in town with its take on some of the most unusual creations on wheels and rotating exhibits of the icons who drove them. Full review →


Frommer's 33

When the Petersen opened in 1994, many locals were surprised that it had taken this long for the city of freeways to salute its most important shaper. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A four-story ode to the auto, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a treat even to those who can’t tell a piston from a carburetor. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Employs imaginative dioramas, photographs and computer stations to show how developments in automotive transport influenced the growth of Los Angeles, the quintessential car town. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Like you don't see enough cars in LA. Mediocre. Full review →


Time Out

What better place to explore the impact of the car on culture than Los Angeles? The Peterson Automotive Museum has been doing just that since its opening in 1994. Full review →

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