The Autry National Center remains one of LA’s most enjoyable museum experiences. Free parking, reasonable admission rates, proximity to Griffith Park and a regular cycling of exhibits help make it a perfect place to take the kid(s) on a Sunday afternoon.

Even more so next May, when a show about Route 66 is scheduled to open. The exhibit is being curated by veteran LA reporter Jim Farber, who writes for The Daily Breeze, The Daily News, and the Los Angeles Newspaper Syndicate. In a recent interview with, Farber teased some of the featured attractions:

“We’ve got the original handwritten manuscript of The Grapes of Wrath, the actual sign from the El Vado Motel in Albuquerque, a 1960 Corvette that mirrors the one from the TV series, paintings by Thomas Hart Benton and photographs by Dorothea Lange.”

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