The 150,000-square-foot Petersen Automotive Museum is ranked as the world’s top car museum. The non-profit organization is devoted to exploring the automobile and its influence on life and culture around the world. Between the main floors and the private Vault, the Los Angeles, CA museum boasts 25 galleries with more than 350 vehicles on display. Its four floors of venue space with a complete makeover in recent years has given the museum a reputation for providing a fantastic location for celebrations and events.
The museum is located along what is known as Museum Row at 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036. The Mid-Wilshire District attraction is in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles at the intersection of Wilshire and Fairfax. Covering one full city block, the extraordinary museum is within a short driving distance of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Take in the 90-minute Vault Tour to see some of history’s most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks ever made. American classics, turn-of-the-century automobiles, award-winning hot rods, and cars from some of your favorite movies are all on display. Hands-on opportunities for kids are available at the Discovery Center, where touching is not only allowed, but encouraged! Whether taking in the exhibits, special events, or attending a wedding at the venue, the Petersen Automobile Museum is great family fun.
Other family-friendly places to visit on Museum Row include The Craft and Folk Art Musem, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to name a few. You may also want to take the opportunity to visit Segments of the Berlin Wall, where you can see a portion of the original Berlin wall on display. When your family gets hungry, there are plenty of options to grab a bite nearby. Enjoy a picnic on the grass at the Tar Pits or swing by Ralph’s for a sandwich or a salad. At Museum Square, there are also restaurants like The Counter, Callender’s Grill, and Johnnie’s New York Pizza.
If you are visiting Cavalier Builders to discuss your upcoming building or renovation project, and have time for some family fun while you’re here, taking in the museum is a great way to spend the rest of your day! Here are the driving directions from Cavalier Builders to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Click here to visit another attraction.