When you are planning a vacation or even a simple abbreviated road trip, it is always a good idea to center the trip around something that you are passionate about. If you are into art, schedule a getaway to a city that has a fantastic art museum. If music is your thing, make plans to see one of your favorite artists or groups in a location that would make for a memorable all around experience. And if you are like us, with cars always on the brain, we recommend making a pilgrimage to a car show or an automotive museum and indulge your avid interest in motor vehicles. To this end, we endeavor to pass along suggested destinations to our readers, and this month we would like to highlight the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
It’s great to visit a city or town that may offer a site of interest to car fans, regardless of its size and scope. But a visit to the Peterson Museum is especially enticing, not just because of the fact that it may well be the premier automotive museum in the country, but also due to the appeal of Los Angeles as a vacation destination. Indeed, the Peterson Museum is impressive, and it came to fruition due to the philanthropy of Robert and Margie Peterson, who donated over $30 million to the project. The museum is a 300,000 square foot playground for motor vehicle enthusiasts, featuring an ever changing array of exhibits and over 150 different automotive rarities, including motorcycles and trucks in addition to their vast collection of classic cars.
The Peterson Automotive Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesdays through Sundays, and it is typically closed on Mondays, but it remains open on those Mondays that are “long weekend” holidays. Admission is just $10 for adults and three dollars for children five years of age and older–kids under five get in for free, and seniors and those serving in our country’s military get in for five bucks. The Peterson Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard in L.A., and they can be reached by phone at 323-930-CARS.