There's no question that the past century of American culture is shaped by the countrys love affair with the automobile, and the Petersen Automotive Museum both documents and celebrates that cultural history. Car enthusiasts may swoon over the classic, mint-condition cars, like the sleek Ford Mustang introduced at the 1964 New York World's Fair or Fred Astaire's 1927 Rolls-Royce town car.
But this museum is not just for motorheads. Kids will marvel at how differently cars were sized and shaped in the past, while anyone interested in American history will be fascinated by the incredibly detailed and historically accurate neighborhood and street sets that the museum has created to place the classic cars into their original contexts and environments.
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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