By Deb Flomberg
Time for some more family fun, so grab the kids and head out to explore one of the most interesting and family-friendly museums in the area. The Autry is a museum that is dedicated to the history and story of the people from the American West, with a huge variety of exhibits, programs, festivals, theater, and music. It is the perfect place for you and the whole family to learn about the American West while having some fun at the same time.
The Autry is named for Gene Autry, one of the most well-known western actors from the 1930s through the 1950s. The museum is home to more than 21,000 paintings, costumes, firearms, tools, sculptures, toys and more – all of which provide a thought-provoking look at the world of the Old West.
In addition to all of the fun exhibits, there are lots of family activities that you can enjoy. The kids can pan for gold on Autry Family Day, learn all about American Indian culture, or have a fun scavenger hunt in Griffith Park. There is a wonderful farmers market at the Autry every Saturday, and the kids will love helping you pick out all the delicious foods to take home.
The fun doesn’t stop at just exploring the museum, as there is also a great variety of live music and theater performed at The Autry in Griffith Park. From shows like “The Golden Age of Radio” to live music with “Colombian Latin Soul” or “Orquesta Son Mayor” you can also introduce the kids to a whole world of music and arts that they may never have known about.
Make this trip to the Autry perfect for the whole family. Set out in the 2013 C250 Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. The kids will be so comfortable as you drive down the highway, and you’ll love the luxurious interior and elegance that is only found in a Mercedes-Benz. Plus, it’s perfect for bringing home any souvenirs or anything you pick up while exploring the farmers market. The Mercedes-Benz is just the right accompaniment to a family trip to enjoy the museum.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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