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Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

1. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

Explore one of the largest vintage car collections in the world. See a vast array of over 100 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles displayed over three floors and 25 galleries. Admire the artistry and extravagance of iconic vehicles while learning about the engineering behind them. Marvel at Italian Maseratis and Japanese “supercars.” Discover interactive exhibits which will entertain the whole family. Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute inspired by the animated film. Watch as your favorite cars characters explain how the mechanical systems that make cars work. Paint and personalize virtual cars. Race and color your own Cars character to take home. Kids can zoom toy cars around a racetrack. Get behind the wheel of a virtual race car with the Forza Motorsports Experience. Choose one of 8 curated experiences and feel what it’s like to burn rubber on the racetrack.

Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

2. Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

Learn about the Battleship of Presidents and see how sailors lived during your visit to the Battleship IOWA Museum. As you walk onboard you'll be greeted on the quarter deck and be given a safety briefing. Appreciate Iowa’s graceful, narrow lifted bow as you look forward up the sloped deck. Stand in front of turret one to get an up-close and personal look at the barrel of a 16-inch 50 caliber Mark 7. Continue a level above the main deck and see inside the captain’s cabin. Learn about president Franklin D. Roosevelt's custom-built bathtub, the first aboard a USN vessel. It was built for his stay on board because of his inability to take showers due to polio. Next, you'll see The 03 level flag bridge. Hear about the history of the ship and how only IOWA’s 03 level conning tower was armored among the four ships of her class. As you move toward the stern on the 05 level you'll get a closer look at the replicas of the 20mm Phalanx CIWS guns. Continue along the tour route, which will lead you down to a narrow deck behind one of the 5-inch gun mounts. Take a moment to walk around the large fantail when you reach the main deck. The self-guided tour includes free use of the award-winning mobile app and the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt. This application contains a great deal of information that will enhance your experience.

Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of LA Entry Ticket

3. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of LA Entry Ticket

With your day ticket, you’ll discover the past as you explore the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s world-class Dinosaur Hall with over 300 real fossils, 20 complete dinosaurs, and ancient sea creatures. The Museum also features the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how scientists work on fossils in the Dino Lab and watch as dinosaurs come to life in the Dinosaur Encounters show. Learn how Los Angeles came to be in the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit. Discover nature on a stroll through 3.5 acres of the Nature Gardens to find hidden secrets and the wildlife space attracts. Learn more about local plants and animals in the Nature Lab. Follow an epic evolutionary story that spans 65 million years. See 240 specimens in the Age of Mammals, including skeletons from mastodons to whales, and animal dioramas from North America and Africa and more. The Gem and Mineral Hall houses over 2,000 spectacular specimens, and in the vault, you can see diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other exquisite gems.

Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Public Vault Tour

4. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Public Vault Tour

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.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tickets

5. Madame Tussauds Hollywood Tickets

Meet your favorite stars -- past and present -- at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. See over 100 life-sized, lifelike wax figures of famous celebrities. Meet the wax version of movie stars like Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, or Johnny Depp. See details of Stephen Spielberg or Quentin Tarantino. Pose on the red carpet with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Angelina Jolie or perform on stage with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Over 100 figures put you in the action and in the picture with legendary film greats and the pop icons of the present.

Los Angeles: Holocaust Museum LA Admission Ticket

6. Los Angeles: Holocaust Museum LA Admission Ticket

Founded in 1961 by Holocaust survivors, Holocaust Museum LA is the oldest museum of its kind in the United States. Its mission is to commemorate those who perished, honor those who survived, educate about the Holocaust, and inspire a more dignified and humane world. Swirling, striking and award-winning architectural design transports visitors on a historical journey of war, hope, cruelty, responsibility, and the beauty found in humanity's resilience ....and its ability to overcome. Located in the heart of LA, the museum is nestled in the serene Pan Pacific Park, adjacent to The Grove and Original Farmers Market featuring the city's best entertainment, boutiques, and restaurants. 

Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

7. Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

Discover science in action and make discoveries right alongside the scientists. Step into the past and experience the Ice Age come to life as you explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling. See what excavators have uncovered today at the active fossil excavation site. Enter the museum and watch as scientists clean and study the unearthed fossils right before your eyes in the Fossil Lab. The museum showcases the best fossils, animals and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. It’s a gateway back to the Ice Age, right in the heart of Los Angeles.

LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

8. LA: Medieval Torture Museum Ticket with Ghost Hunting

Gain entry into the Medieval Torture Museum in Los Angeles with this attraction ticket. Discover one of the largest torture museums in the United States. Explore the museum with an audio guide and learn about the terrible history of punishment, torture, and executions from humanity's darkest times. Enter the 7,000-square-foot exhibition and get your audio guide from the greeter. Follow the guide's instructions to learn about the hundreds of examples of torture, interrogation, restraint, and execution devices. Explore the museum at your own pace, seeing a variety of grisly instruments of torture and execution from throughout human history. Gain a greater understanding of how the devices worked by viewing the wax sculptures depicting executioners and victims. While you explore the museum, you can also participate in the thrilling Ghost Hunting Experience by downloading the app.

Los Angeles: Grammy Museum Ticket

9. Los Angeles: Grammy Museum Ticket

Get up close and personal with your favorite artists like Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and more! Immerse yourself in your favorite Grammy Awards performance in our Mono to Immersive exhibit, which takes you on a journey of sound from the 19th century to the surround sound of today. Follow the evolution of the Grammy Award from 1959 to today while reliving your favorite Grammy Moments. Move your hips in our current special exhibit, Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience, which features the queen of Latin Pop’s iconic outfits, exclusive interviews and videos, handwritten lyrics, TikTok dance challenges, an experiential Instagram Gold Room and more. Not a dancer? Check out The Power of Song: A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit, telling the stories of great songwriters like John Legend, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers, Taylor Swift, Allee Willis, and more. The Grammy Museum’s special exhibits are on constant rotation, so keep an eye out for exhibits highlighting your favorite artists.

Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Guided Walking Tour

10. Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Guided Walking Tour

Travel to Italy without a plane ticket with this guided tour of The Getty Villa in Los Angeles. Explore this near replica of a luxurious Roman residence that was uncovered from the ash of Vesuvius in Herculaneum. Choose between a 1-hour and 2.5-hour tour. Meet your guide and begin your walk through time. Learn about ancient Greek and Roman art that spans Explore 4,000 years of ancient art, from the Stone Age to the final days of the Roman Empire. See items like a Roman-era mummy. Make your way to the second floor to uncover temporary exhibitions featuring works of art from museums around the world and Getty's own collections. Take stroll thorugh verdant gardens that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Admire its fountains and exquisite mosaics.

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I went with my son and a friend to visit the Petersen Auto Museum. It was a first for all of us. No matter what your level of interest is in "things automotive," this collection is a real treat. A blend of the old and the new, classic and everyday rides, and staple and concept cars, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The section on the history of Elon Musk and the Tesla brand is a fascinating journey through the mind of an automotive and engineering genius. We did not visit the famous Vault collection of cars which is an extra attraction, so we we have a good reason to return for another look. The McLaren collection is another bonus for race car enthusiasts. On another note, the museum is near the Fairfax Farmer's Market which is an LA historical landmark where one can buy a variety of specialty cuisine and novelty items. I wish parking were cheaper at the Petersen. It actually doubles the price of admission. In spite of this, I highly recommend a visit to the Petersen Museum.

Although short in time, we added the Getty tour in our schedule and the whole experience paid off. Ellen our tour guide customised the tour to our needs and our 4 children were really eager to participate and actively follow. Ellen was lively, sweet and pinpointed details that kept them focused and intrigued throughout. She even offered them small gifts at the end of the tour! PS. The building is a gem. Unfortunately we could not see much of it and the surrounding area in this unprecedented foggy afternoon but we will be definitely returning.

The private tour guides were outstanding and had very interesting stories- they have a heart for these cars and their histories! The food at the restaurant was excellent! Highly recommend investing in a private tour. The fried trumpet mushrooms were a unique and outstanding appetizer! All of the volunteers and paid staff were very professional. It's easy to see why the Petersen has been awarded the best museum in the United States several times!

The self guided Vault tour had very knowledgable staff that clearly were passionate about their work and didn't rush us when we had a few questions. I would definitely recommend including the vault tour to your museum experience.

Beautiful auto retrospective! Make sure you have at least four hours to visit! I had a lot fun visiting with my daughter!