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20 Attractions to Explore Near Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

One of the world's largest automotive museums with over 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. The remaining half of the collection is kept in a vault, located on the basement level of the building. Age restrictions and an admission premium are in effect to view the vault collection.

Nearby Attractions

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures0.16 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking.The museum is located in the historic May Company Building on the intersection Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. This Academy holds more than 13 million objects including costumes, costume sketches, film reels, posters, props, and screenplays dating back to 1927.

Public Art "Urban Light"
Public Art "Urban Light"0.24 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

This is a large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden located at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The 2008 installation consists of restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of them once lit the streets of Southern California.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art0.30 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum0.60 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

A group of tar pits from where asphalt has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years. Over many centuries, the tar preserved the bones of trapped animals. The Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there.

The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market1.11 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

The Original Farmers Market has been Los Angeles’ favorite destination since 1934. With more than 100 old-world grocers, an eclectic array of shops and dozens of restaurants serving cuisine from around the globe in an al fresco setting. It features more than 100 vendors, including ready-to-eat foods, grocers, and tourist shops, and is located just south of Television City. The vendors serve many kinds of food, both American cuisine from local farmers and local ethnic foods.

The Grove
The Grove1.16 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

The Grove is a popular fashion, shopping, dining and lifestyle destination with the best mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment in Los Angeles. It also features a large central park with an animated fountain designed by WET. Its music-fountain show plays every hour, though the feature has a non-musical program in between shows.

Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive3.73 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

This place is is a must for any visitor to Los Angeles who wants to walk the iconic streets and visit the famous storefronts that have been featured in movies since the birth of Hollywood. With more than 100 famous stores on Rodeo Drive comprising its three palm-fringed blocks within the Golden Triangle, it is easy to become lost in the street's unique splendor and charm.

Rodeo Beach
Rodeo Beach3.97 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Rodeo Beach is a wide pebble beach on the sand spit that separates Rodeo Lagoon from Rodeo Cove on the west side of the Marin Headlands in Golden Gate. This beach is unique among California beaches in that it is largely made up of coarse, pebbly chert grains, both red and green in color. The beach features free entrance, free parking, wheelchair-accessible public restrooms, showers, and picnic tables. Dogs are allowed.

Chateau Marmont
Chateau Marmont4.07 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

A majestic luxury hotel located at 8221 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The hotel is known as both a long- and short-term residence for celebrities. The hotel has 63 rooms, suites, cottages, and bungalows.

Paramount Pictures Studios
Paramount Pictures Studios4.57 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Paramount Pictures Corporation, one of the first and most successful of the Hollywood film studios. Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only. It's the only major studio remaining in Hollywood, with its headquarters and studios located on Melrose Avenue. This classic film studio is most well-known for some of the top-grossing motion pictures in recent times.

El Capitan Theatre
El Capitan Theatre4.79 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

A majestic movie palace at 6838 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. The theater and adjacent Hollywood Masonic Temple is owned by The Walt Disney Company and serves as the venue for a majority of the Walt Disney Studios' film premieres.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Hollywood4.79 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

A majestic wax museum, that contains numerous wax figures of famous celebrities. If you're looking to see incredibly lifelike reproductions of some of the world's most popular people. Each wax figure has its own placard placed on a wall in close physical proximity to it, containing information about the portrayed figureThe figures here have delighted all sorts of audiences with their lifelike appearances. It takes about an hour or 2 to get through all 125 figures in this museum.

Walk Of Fame
Walk Of Fame4.82 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.

TCL Chinese Theatre
TCL Chinese Theatre4.83 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

The TCL Chinese Theatre is a movie palace along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and adjacent to the Dolby Theatre. It has since been home to many premieres, including the 1977 launch of George Lucas' Star Wars, as well as birthday parties, corporate junkets, and three Academy Awards ceremonies. Among the theatre's features are the concrete blocks set in the forecourt, which bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day.

The Hollywood Museum
The Hollywood Museum4.83 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

This is the majestic museum, which has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. Its collection contains over 11,000 items, including costumes, props, stop motion figures, photographs, scripts, and other artifacts.

Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood & Highland4.90 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Hollywood & Highland is the entertainment center of Los Angeles for tourists and locals alike.The multilevel complex contains over 60 shops, superb restaurants, and the Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. For retail lovers, the mall is a shopping-spree dream come true. The historic site was once the home of the famed Hollywood Hotel. Located in the heart of Hollywood, along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it is among the most visited tourist destinations in Los Angeles.

Dolby Theatre
Dolby Theatre4.92 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Formerly known as the Kodak Theatre,is a live-performance auditorium in the Ovation Hollywood shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. It was designed as a permanent home for the annual Academy Awards ceremony, and having opening in November 2001 has hosted The Oscars every year since. It is adjacent to the TCL Chinese Theatre and near the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood Forever Cemetery4.92 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Hollywood Forever, cemetery, mortuary & cultural event center in the heart of Hollywood, offers cremation, funeral & memorial services. It regularly hosts community events such as live music and summer movie screenings. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, California and is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.

Runyon Canyon Park
Runyon Canyon Park4.94 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

60-acre (65 ha) park with numerous hiking trails. Because of its proximity to residential areas of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills, celebrity sightings are common here.

Greystone Mansion
Greystone Mansion4.96 KMs away from Petersen Automotive Museum

Greystone is one of the largest mansions in Beverly Hills and an important landmark for American cinema. It became a city park in 1971, and was subsequently added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 as Doheny Estate/Greystone. The house and grounds are often used as locations for film and television shows. The house's descending staircase is one of the most famous sets in Hollywood.