Summer Fun

by Jo Anne Disney
September 9, 2013 • 566 views

The Autry National Center

Looking for a family adventure? Visit the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. It is a wonderful place with all sorts of memorabilia that are fascinating for kids and nostalgic for adults. And, the gardens are superb.

This year the Autry is celebrating their “Silver Anniversary,”1988 to 2013. In honor of this special occasion, a wonderful exhibit, “Art of the West – The 25th Anniversary Exhibition” is now open in the Irene Helen Jones Parks Gallery. Learn about the history of Wells Fargo and Company as one of the most important parts of the American West.

Also featured at the Autry is the “Autry Farmers Market” every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come and check out your favorite fruits and vegetables along with wonderful baked goods.

The Autry is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Autry is closed on Mondays expect on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and President’s Day, when admission is free.

While you are touring the museum, if you get hungry, the Crossroads West Café is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Autry National Center is located at 4700 Western Heritage Way, right across the street from the Los Angeles Zoo. Admission for adults is $10, students (13-18) & (over 18 with valid id) & seniors (60+) $6, children (3-12) $4 and Autry members, active military, veteran, peace officers, and children under 3 are free.

If you haven’t been to the Autry, this is the perfect opportunity to check out this amazing facility. The entire family will have an entertaining day. For more information and to learn about their weekly highlights, visit

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