Located along Los Angeles’ “Miracle Mile,” Peterson Automotive Museum is a tribute to California’s car culture. The museum is the largest of its kind in the United States, and boasts more than 100 cars on display across 25 galleries.
Founded in 1994 by magazine publisher Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie, Petersen Automotive Museum is a nonprofit organization that seeks to explore and present the history of the automobile. It is owned and operated by the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation, and is situated in a historic department store designed by Welton Becket.
The Museum is a must see for anyone who loves cars and is interested in learning more about their history. There are a number of floors to explore, and each floor has a specific focus.
Artistic and Design Embraced
There is a large room dedicated to automobile artistry. It is filled with beautiful and unique cars that are surrounded by LCD screens that play art and design inspired loops. It is one of the coolest displays I have ever seen and I was amazed at how much time and effort was put into it.
The Industry Embraced
There is another large room that features a collection of industrial engineering related cars. This room is a great way to see how some of the most advanced and well known cars on the market were created.
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