My girlfriend and I recently attended the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Located in Los Angeles, this new and dynamic three floor musuem gives a rare glimpse
of how automobiles are a part of Southern California.  Cars appear in scenery of the
1920's to the 1960's.  We felt we were part of a movie scene such as Back To
The Future!  We even walked around a 50's style drug store, complete with
cold medicines on the shelves and gumballs on the counter.  It's much more than
a "musuem" - it's an experience.
It costs $7.00 for adults (less for children) and AAA members get $1 off.