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  4. Petersen Automotive Museum

Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Public Vault Tour

Product ID: 206796
Discover some of the most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks spanning over 120 years of automotive history on the largest guided automotive tour in the United States plus get a general admission ticket to current exhibits.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Find rare treasures on a guided Vault tour, where you'll see over 250 automobiles from around the world
  • Discover classic cars from six different regions and immerse yourself in the global history of the automobile
  • Explore over 100,000 square feet of automobile exhibits
  • Travel through 120 years of automotive culture and history in the largest automotive museum in the world
Full description
The Petersen Automotive Museum is home to one of the largest collections of automobiles in the world. Combine an admission ticket to current exhibits spanning 25 galleries with a guided tour of the famous "Vault", which features over 250 vehicles from the late 1800s to the present day. Exhibits include historic and classic cars, including a 1910 Ford Model T Roadster and the 1981 Delorean "Time Machine" from the iconic film "Back to the Future".

With this ticket, you will have access to the main exhibits featuring 25 rooms over 3 floors of automotive history. The various exhibits feature classic and vintage cars spanning 120 years. Enjoy interactive teaching exhibits, providing fun for the whole family. The museum’s central focus is on the history of automobiles and on the Los Angeles car culture as it has evolved over time.

The 90-minute "Vault" tour guides you through a special exhibit in the basement of the museum. This exclusive exhibit is where the most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks are kept, which you won’t see anywhere else.  The Vault features over 250 classic automobiles, such as turn-of-the-twentieth-century cars, head-of-state cars, supercars, award-winning hot rods, cars that pushed the boundaries of innovation, and many other surprises.
  • General admission ticket into the Petersen Automotive Museum
  • 90-minute guided tour of the "Vault" featuring over 250 rare and iconic vehicles (depending on option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Parking
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

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Meeting point

6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• No food or beverages allowed on the exhibit floors
• No smoking allowed in the museum
• Backpacks, food, and drink are not allowed in the Vault
• Photography and video are not permitted in the Vault
• Children under 10 not permitted on Vault Tours
• Please note that the time you choose is the time of your Vault Tour; you may show up anytime during opening hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to redeem your general admission ticket
• Self-parking is available in the museum structure ($16 per car); 3 EV charging ports are available for electric cars
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Professional staff and very diverse exhibits. The vault was especially

August 14, 2019

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August 27, 2019

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Product ID: 206796