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“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.” – Pablo Picasso

150 “must-see” car museums in America

Compiled by West Peterson, Editor, Antique Automobile*

This is a comprehensive list of “open-to-the-public” museums. Before setting out to visit any of them, it is very important that you call to understand their hours of operation and the days in which they are open. Many are closed on certain days of the week and some are closed during certain times of the year.

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<span style="font-weight: bold">Antique Automobile Club of America</span>

America’s oldest and largest old car society – established in 1935

501 W. Governor Road

PO Box 417

Hershey PA 17033-0417

717-534-1910

ALABAMA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum</span>

6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway

Birmingham AL 35094 (205) 699-7275

International Motorsports Hall of Fame

PO Box 1018

Talladega AL 35160 (256)362-5002

<span style="font-weight: bold">Mercedes-Benz</span>

1 Mercedes Drive

Tuscaloosa AL 35490 (205) 507-2252

ALASKA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Historical & Transportation Museum</span>

Mile 47 Parks Highway

Wasilla AK 99687 (907) 376-1211

ARIZONA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Franklin Automobile Museum</span>

1405 E. Kleindale Road

Tucson AZ 85719 (520) 326-8038

<span style="font-weight: bold">Penske Racing Museum</span>

7125 E. Chaucey Lane

Phoenix, AZ (480) 538-4444

ARKANSAS

<span style="font-weight: bold">Museum of Automobiles</span>

8 Jones Lane, Petit Jean Mt.

Morrilton AR 72110 (501) 727-5427

<span style="font-weight: bold">Vintage Motorcar Museum</span>

301 W. Main Street

Hardy AR 72542 (870) 856-4884

CALIFORNIA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Blackhawk Museum</span>

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle

Danville CA 94506 (925) 736-2280

<span style="font-weight: bold">Deer Park Auto Museum</span>

29013 Champagne Blvd.

Escondido, CA 92026 (619) 749-1666

<span style="font-weight: bold">Hays Antique Truck Museum</span>

1962 Hays Lane

Woodland CA (530) 666-1044

<span style="font-weight: bold">J.A. Cooley Museum</span>

4233 Park Blvd.

San Diego CA 92103 (619) 296-3112

<span style="font-weight: bold">Justice Bros. Racing Museum</span>

2734 E. Huntington Road

Duarte CA 91010 (626) 359-9174

<span style="font-weight: bold">Lucas Automotive Museum</span>

2850 Temple Avenue

Long Beach CA 90806 (800) 952-4333

<span style="font-weight: bold">Marconi Automotive Museum for Kids</span>

1302 Industrial Dr.

Tustin CA 92680 (714) 258-3001

<span style="font-weight: bold">Murphy Auto Museum</span>

2340 Palma Drive, Suite 104

Ventura CA 93003 (805) 654-0731

<span style="font-weight: bold">Motor Transport Museum</span>

31949 Highway 94

Campo CA 91906 (619) 478-2492

<span style="font-weight: bold">Nethercutt Collection/San Sylmar</span>

15180 Bledsoe Street

Sylmar, CA 91342 (818) 367-2251

<span style="font-weight: bold">NHRA Motorsports Museum</span>

1101 W. McKinley Ave.

Pomona CA 91768 (909) 622-2133

<span style="font-weight: bold">Petersen Automotive Museum</span>

6060 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90036 (323) 930-2277

<span style="font-weight: bold">San Diego Automotive Museum</span>

2080 Pan American Plaza

San Diego CA 92101 (619) 231-2886

<span style="font-weight: bold">Towe Auto Museum</span>

2200 Front Street

Sacramento CA 95818 (916) 442-6802

<span style="font-weight: bold">Toyota USA Automobile Museum</span>

19001 S. Western Ave. #A-404

Torrance CA 90509 (310) 468-4728

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum</span>

1101 W McKinley Ave

Pomona CA 91768 (909) 622-2133

COLORADO

<span style="font-weight: bold">Cussler Museum</span>

14959 West 69th Avenue

Arvada CO 80007 (303) 420-2795

<span style="font-weight: bold">Dougherty Museum</span>

8306 US Highway 287

Longmont CO 80501 (303) 776-2520

<span style="font-weight: bold">Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Museum</span>

1135 Manitou Blvd.

Manitour Springs CO 80829

(719) 685-5996

<span style="font-weight: bold">Forney Transportation Museum</span>

4303 Brighton Blvd.

Denver CO 80216 (303) 297-1113

<span style="font-weight: bold">Shelby American Collection</span>

5020 Chaparral Court

Boulder CO 80308 (303) 516-9565

<span style="font-weight: bold">Stanley Museum/Stanley Hotel</span>

Estes Park CO 80517 (970) 577-1903

CONNECTICUT

<span style="font-weight: bold">Golden Age of Trucking Museum</span>

1101 Southford Road

Middlebury CT 06762 (203) 577-2181

DELAWARE

<span style="font-weight: bold">Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve</span>

3000 Creek Road

Yorklyn DE 19726 (302) 239-2385

FLORIDA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Don Garlits Museum</span>

13700 SW 16th Ave.

Ocala FL 34473

(352) 245-8661

<span style="font-weight: bold">Elliott Museum</span>

825 NE Ocean Blvd.

Stuart FL 34996

(772) 225-1961

<span style="font-weight: bold">Ft. Lauderdale Car Museum</span>

1527 SW First Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale FL 33315

(954) 779-7300

<span style="font-weight: bold">Sarasota Classic Car Museum</span>

5500 N. Tamiami Tr.

Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 355-6228

<span style="font-weight: bold">Silver Springs Antique Car Collection</span>

State Road 40

Ocala, FL 32670 (904) 236-2121

<span style="font-weight: bold">Tallahassee Antique Car Museum</span>

3550A Mahan Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32308 (850) 942-0137

<span style="font-weight: bold">Tampa Bay Automobile Museum</span>

3301 Gateway Center Blvd.

Pinellas Park FL 33782 (727) 579-8226

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wings, Wheels & Keels Museum</span>

222 Steedly Avenue Lake

Wales FL 33853 (863) 676-0166

GEORGIA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum</span>

2950 Eaton Road

Madison GA 30650 (706) 343-9937

<span style="font-weight: bold">Stone Mtn. Car & Treasure Museum</span>, Robert E Lee Blvd.

Stone Mountain GA 30083

(770) 413-5229

IDAHO

<span style="font-weight: bold">Idaho State Historical Society</span>

Transportation Museum

Boise, ID 83707 (208) 334-2844

<span style="font-weight: bold">Vintage Wheel Museum</span>

218 Cedar St.

Sandpoint, ID (208) 263-7173

IOWA

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Sprint Car Hall of Fame</span>

1 Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville IA 50138 (641) 842-6176

ILLINOIS

<span style="font-weight: bold">Beller Museum</span>

340 Burlington Avenue

Downers Grove IL 60515

(630) 653-2277

<span style="font-weight: bold">Corvair Preservation Foundation</span>

13523 S. Red Coat Drive

Lemont IL 60439 (630) 257-6530

<span style="font-weight: bold">Hartung’s Automotive Museum</span>

3623 W Lake Ave

Glenview IL 60025 (312) 724-4354

<span style="font-weight: bold">Hieronymus Mueller Museum</span>

61 S Country Club Rd

Decatur IL 62521 (217) 423-6161

<span style="font-weight: bold">Museum of Science and Industry</span>

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 684-1414

<span style="font-weight: bold">MY Garage Museum (Mid America)</span>

17082 N US Highway 45

Effingham IL 62401 (217) 540-4200

<span style="font-weight: bold">Volo Auto Museum</span>

27582 Volo Village Road

Volo IL 60073 (815) 385-3644

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wayne County Historical Museum</span>

1150 North A St.

Richmond IN 47374 (765) 962-5756

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wheels O’ Time Museum</span>

11923 N. Knoxville Ave.

Peoria IL 61612 (309) 243-9020

INDIANA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum</span>

1600 South Wayne Street

Auburn IN 46706 (260) 925-1444

<span style="font-weight: bold">Automotive Heritage Museum</span>

1500 N. Reed Road US 31

Kokomo IN 46901 (765) 454-9999

<span style="font-weight: bold">Collectible Classics Car Museums</span>

403 East Main Street

Hagerstown IN 47346 (765) 489-5598

<span style="font-weight: bold">Door Prairie Auto Museum</span>

2405 Indiana Ave.

LaPorte IN 46352 (219) 326-1337

<span style="font-weight: bold">Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum</span>

4790 West 16th St.

Indianapolis IN 46224 (317) 492-6784

<span style="font-weight: bold">Kruse Auto & Carriage Museum</span>

5634 County Road 11-A

Auburn IN 46706 (260) 927-9144

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Auto & Truck Museum – NATMUS</span>

US 1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place

Auburn IN 46706 (260) 925-9100

<span style="font-weight: bold">Ragtops Auto Museum</span>

209 West Michigan Blvd.

Michigan City IN 46360

(219) 878-1514

<span style="font-weight: bold">Studebaker National Museum</span>

201 S. Chapin St.

South Bend IN 46601 (574) 235-9714

KANSAS

<span style="font-weight: bold">Scotty’s Classic Cars</span>

302 North 9th Street

Arma KS 66712 (620) 347-8387

KENTUCKY

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Corvette Museum</span>

350 Corvette Drive

Bowling Green KY 42101

(270) 781-7973

<span style="font-weight: bold">Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum</span>

1100 North Dixie Highway

Elizabethtown KY 42701

(270) 765-2181

MAINE

<span style="font-weight: bold">Boothbay Railway Village Car Museum</span>

Rd. 27

Boothbay ME 04537 (207) 633-4727

<span style="font-weight: bold">Cole Land Transportation Museum</span>

405 Perry Road

Bangor ME 04401 (207) 990-3600

<span style="font-weight: bold">Owls Head Transportation Museum</span>

117 Museum St.

Owls Head ME 04854 (207) 594-4418

<span style="font-weight: bold">Seal Cove Auto Museum</span>

20 Mechanic St.

Camden ME 04843 (207) 244-9242

<span style="font-weight: bold">Stanley Museum</span>

PO Box 280

Kingfield ME 04947 (207) 265-2729

MARYLAND

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wheels of Yesterday</span>

12708 Ocean Gateway

Ocean City MD 21842 (410) 213-7329

MASSACHUSETTS

<span style="font-weight: bold">Larz Anderson Auto Museum</span>

15 Newton Street

Brookline MA 02445 (617) 522-6547

<span style="font-weight: bold">Heritage Museum and Gardens</span>

67 Grove Street

Sandwich MA 02563 (508) 888-3300

MICHIGAN

<span style="font-weight: bold">Alfred P. Sloan Museum</span>

1221 E. Kearsley St.

Flint MI 48503 (810) 237-3453

<span style="font-weight: bold">Detroit Historical Society</span>

5401 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI (313) 833-7935

<span style="font-weight: bold">Model T Auto Heritage Complex</span>

411 Piquette Avenue

Detroit MI 48202 (313) 872-8759

<span style="font-weight: bold">Gilmore Car Museum</span>

6865 Hickory Road

Hickory Corners MI 49060

(269) 671-5089

<span style="font-weight: bold">Henry Ford Museum</span>

20900 Oakwood Blvd.

Dearborn MI 48121 (313) 271-1620

<span style="font-weight: bold">Novi Motorsports Hall of Fame</span>

26200 Town Center Dr #100

Novi MI 48050 (248) 349-7223

<span style="font-weight: bold">R.E.Olds Transportation Museum</span>

240 Museum Drive

Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 372-0529

<span style="font-weight: bold">Walter P. Chrysler Museum</span>

One Chrysler Drive

Auburn Hills MI 48326 (248) 944-0001

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum</span>

3546 Conger Street

Port Huron MI 48060 (810) 987-2854

<span style="font-weight: bold">Ypsilanti Auto Heritage Museum</span>

100 East Cross Street

Yspilanti MI 48198 (734) 482-5200

MINNESOTA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Ellingson Car Museum</span>

20950 Rogers Drive

Rogers MN 55374 (763) 428-7337

MISSISSIPPI

<span style="font-weight: bold">Tupelo Automobile Museum</span>

1 Otis Blvd.

Tupelo MS 38804 (662) 842-4242

MISSOURI

<span style="font-weight: bold">‘57 Heaven</span>

1600 W. Hwy. 76

Branson MO (417) 332-1957

<span style="font-weight: bold">AutoWorld Museum</span>

1920 N. Bluff Street

Fulton MO 65251 (573) 642-2080

<span style="font-weight: bold">Memoryville USA</span>

2220 North Bishop Avenue

Rolla MO 65401 (573) 364-1810

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Museum of Transportation</span>

3015 Barrett Station Rd

Saint Louis MO 63122 (314) 965-7998

<span style="font-weight: bold">Patee House Museum</span>

1202 Penn Street Street

Joseph MO 64502 (816) 232-8206

MONTANA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Miracle of America Museum</span>

36094 Memory Lane

Polson MT 59860 (406) 883-6804

<span style="font-weight: bold">Missoula Trans. & Rest. Museum</span>

1001 E. Broadway

Misoula MT 59802 (406) 370-4365

<span style="font-weight: bold">Montana Auto Museum</span>

1106 Main Street

Deer Lodge, MT 59722

(406) 846-3111

NEBRASKA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Chevyland USA</span>

Rt. 2, Elm Creek NE (308) 856-4208

<span style="font-weight: bold">Hastings Museum</span>

1330 N Burlington Ave.

Hastings NE 68902 (402) 461-4629

<span style="font-weight: bold">Merrick Auto Museum</span>

Apollo Ave. Door 8

Alda NE 68810 (308) 384-1780

<span style="font-weight: bold">Sawyer’s Sandhills Museum</span>

440 N Valentine Street

Valentine NE 69201 (402) 376-3293

<span style="font-weight: bold">Stuhr Museum of the Prairie</span>

3133 W US Highway 34

Grand Island NE 68801

(308) 381-5316

<span style="font-weight: bold">Warp’s Pioneer Village</span>

138 East Highway 6, PO Box 68

Minden, NE 68959 (800) 445-4447

NEW JERSEY

<span style="font-weight: bold">Mayor Gary’s Garage</span>

300 Sooys Landing Rd.

Port Republic NJ 08241

(609) 652-7664

<span style="font-weight: bold">Vintage Auto Museum of New Jersey (under construction)</span>

Beachwood NJ 08722 (732) 797-1456

NEW MEXICO

<span style="font-weight: bold">J & R Vintage Auto Museum</span>

3650 NM Highway 528

Rio Rancho NM (702) 298-2535

NEVADA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection</span>

1650 Casino Dr.

Laughlin, NV (702) 298-2535

<span style="font-weight: bold">Goldfield Firehouse Museum Highway</span>

95 Goldfield NV 89013 (775) 485-6313

<span style="font-weight: bold">Imperial Palace Auto Collection</span>

3535 Las Vegas Blvd. So.

Las Vegas NV 89109 (702) 794-3174

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Automobile Museum/Harrah</span>

10 Lake Street S.

Reno NV 89501 (775) 333-9300

<span style="font-weight: bold">St. Jude’s Ranch Antique Car Museum</span>

Highway 93

Boulder City NV 89006 (702) 294-7100

NEW YORK

<span style="font-weight: bold">Buffalo Transportation Museum</span>

263 Michigan Avenue

Buffalo NY 14203 (716) 853-0084.

<span style="font-weight: bold">Champlain Valley Trans. Museum</span>

101 Lighthouse Road

Plattsburg NY 12901 (518) 566-7575

<span style="font-weight: bold">Museum of Automobile Art & Design</span>

6710 Brooklawn Pkwy.

Syracuse NY 13211 (315) 432-8282

<span style="font-weight: bold">Niagara Motorsports Museum</span>

1008 Buffalo Avenue

Niagara Falls NY 14303

(716) 284-1705

<span style="font-weight: bold">Northeast Classic Car Museum</span>

24 Rexford Street

Norwich NY 13815 (607) 334-2886

<span style="font-weight: bold">Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome</span>

2 Stone Church Rd

Rhinebeck NY 12572 (914) 758-8610

<span style="font-weight: bold">Saratoga Automobile Museum</span>

110 Avenue of the Pines

Saratoga Springs NY 12866

(518) 587-1935

<span style="font-weight: bold">Watkins Glen Museum/Hall of Fame</span>

110 North Franklin St.

Watkins Glen, NY (607) 535-2779

NORTH CAROLINA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Backing Up Classics</span>

4545 Highway 29 N

Concord NC 28027 (704) 788-9500

<span style="font-weight: bold">C. Grier Beam Truck Museum</span>

111 North Mountain Street

Cherryville NC 28021 (704) 435-3072

<span style="font-weight: bold">North Carolina Transportation Museum</span>

411 South Salisbury Avenue

Spencer NC 28159 (704) 636-2889

<span style="font-weight: bold">Richard Petty Museum</span>

Branson Hill Road

Randleman NC (919) 495-1143

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wheels Through Time Museum</span>

62 Vintage Lane

Maggie Valley NC 28751 (828) 926-6266

NORTH DAKOTA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Bonanzaville USA</span>

1351 Main Avenue W.

West Fargo, ND 58078 (701) 282-2822

OHIO

<span style="font-weight: bold">Citizen’s Motorcar Co. (Packard)</span>

420 South Ludlow Street

Dayton OH 45402 (937) 226-1710

<span style="font-weight: bold">Carllion Historical Park</span>

1000 Carillon Blvd

Dayton OH 45409 (937) 293-2841

<span style="font-weight: bold">Canton Classic Car Museum</span>

612 Market Ave. So.

Canton OH 44702 (330) 455-3666

<span style="font-weight: bold">Crawford Auto/Aviation Museum</span>

10825 East Blvd.

Cleveland OH 44106 (216) 721-5722

<span style="font-weight: bold">National Packard Museum </span>

1899 Mahoning Ave. NW

Warren OH 44483 (330) 394-1899

<span style="font-weight: bold">Snook’s Dream Cars </span>

13920 County Home Road

Bowling Green OH 43402 (419) 353-8338

OKLAHOMA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Antique Auto Museum</span>

18th & Chickasha

Chickasha OK 73023 (405) 224-2049

<span style="font-weight: bold">Georges Antique Auto Museum</span>

508 S Grand, Enid OK 73701 (580) 242-6815

<span style="font-weight: bold">Antiques Car Museum</span>

2215 W Shawnee St

Muskogee OK 74401 (918) 687-4447

OREGON

<span style="font-weight: bold">Northwest Vintage Car Museum

(under construction)</span>

Salem OR 97308 (503) 399-0647

PENNSYLVANIA

<span style="font-weight: bold">AACA Antique Auto Museum</span>

161 Museum Drive

Hershey PA 17033 (717) 566-7100

<span style="font-weight: bold">America on Wheels

(under construction)</span>

5 North Front Street

Allentown PA 18105 (610) 432-4200

<span style="font-weight: bold">Boyertown Museum of Hist. Vehicles</span>

28 Warwick St

Boyertown PA 19512 (610) 367-2090

<span style="font-weight: bold">Frick Art & Historical Center </span>

<span style="font-weight: bold">(The) Car & Carriage Museum</span>

7227 Reynolds St

Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (412) 371-0600

<span style="font-weight: bold">Rolls-Royce Foundation</span>

3908 Col. Ellis Ave.

Mechanicsburg PA (717) 932-9900

<span style="font-weight: bold">William E. Swigart, Jr. Auto Museum</span>

Route 22

Huntingdon PA 16652 (814) 643-0885

SOUTH DAKOTA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Pioneer Auto Show & Antique Town</span>

503 E. 5th Street

Murdo, SD 57559 (605) 669-2691

<span style="font-weight: bold">Telstar Mustang-Shelby-Cobra Museum</span>

1300 South Kimball St.

Mitchell, SD 57301 (605) 996-6550

TENNESSEE

<span style="font-weight: bold">Dixie Gun Works Old Car Museum</span>

1200 N Highway 51 S

Union City TN 38261 (731) 885-0700

<span style="font-weight: bold">Floyd Garrett Musclecar Museum</span>

320 Winfield Dunn Pkwy.

Sevierville TN 37876 (865) 908-0882

<span style="font-weight: bold">Hofstetter Car Museum</span>

3331 Highway 231 N.

Shelbyville TN 37160 (931) 437-2573

<span style="font-weight: bold">Lane Motor Museum</span>

702 Murfreesboro Pike

Nashville TN 37210 (615) 742 7445

TEXAS

<span style="font-weight: bold">Central Texas Museum of Automotive History</span>

2502 Highway 304

Rosanky TX 78953 (512) 237-2635

<span style="font-weight: bold">Classic Showcase</span>

418 Coronado Dr

Kerrville TX 78028 (512) 895-5655

<span style="font-weight: bold">Pate Museum of Transportation</span>

18501 Hwy 377 S.

Ft. Worth, TX (817) 396-4305

<span style="font-weight: bold">Petroleum Museum/Chaparral Cars</span>

1500 I-20 West

Midland TX 79701 (432) 683-4403

UTAH

<span style="font-weight: bold">Bonneville Speedway Museum</span>

1000 Wendover Blvd

Wendover UT 84083 (435) 655-7721

<span style="font-weight: bold">Classic Cars International Auto Museum</span>

355 W 700 S

Salt Lake City UT 84101

(801) 322-5186

VIRGINIA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Car & Carriage Caravan Museum</span>

970 Highway 211 West

Luray Caverns VA 22835

(540) 743-6551

WASHINGTON

<span style="font-weight: bold">LeMay Museum/America’s Car Museum</span>

325 152nd St. E.

Tacoma, WA 98445 (253) 536-2885

<span style="font-weight: bold">Lynden Pioneer Museum</span>

217 Front Street

Lynden, WA 98264 (360) 354-3675

WEST VIRGINIA

<span style="font-weight: bold">West Virginia Auto Museum</span>

1215 20th Street

Vienna WV 26105 (304)295-6113

WISCONSIN

<span style="font-weight: bold">David V. Uihlein

Antique Racing Car Museum</span>

268 Green Bay Rd

Cedarburg WI 53012 (414) 253-2661

<span style="font-weight: bold">Dells Auto Museum</span>

591 Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells WI 53965

(608) 254-2008

<span style="font-weight: bold">Wisconsin Automotive Museum</span>

147 N Rural Street

Hartford WI 53027 (262) 673-7999

CANADA

<span style="font-weight: bold">Canadian Automotive</span>

99 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, Ontario (905) 576-1222

<span style="font-weight: bold">Domain Museum Foundation</span>

1555 Principale, Pohenegamook

Quebec (418) 859-3535

<span style="font-weight: bold">Reynolds-Alberta</span>

Highway 13

Wetaskiwin, Alberta (780) 361-1351

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Good stuff Peter, thanks - we're vacationing in Florida this March / April and it looks like I'm not too far from a couple of them that I haven't seen already.

We visited Don Garlits' museum a couple of vacations ago - well worth the visit, and it was on this visit we discovered the American term "down a ways". We'd got lost and asked at a gas station for directions, where we eventually discovered "down a ways" means in this part of Florida nearly 50 miles! I'd hate to find out what you folks call a long way away! smile.gif

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Coming soon to Springfield Ma.

History of Springfield Museum.

They have been donated the entire collection of the Indian Motor Cycle Museum and The proto #4 Indian automobile. Also a Springfield Rolls Royce, A replicate of a Duryea, a Knox Fire engine and many more coming.

Opening planned for Oct. 2008

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The one in Deer Lodge Mt. has a superior 1950's and before collection, that I have ever seen! they have many teen and 20's cars. Definetly on par with or better than the one in Reno, because you can get close and see in the windows,etc.

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I have converted the museum list to a Point Of Interest file for my TomTom GPS. If anyone wants it here is a pointer to the file. The icon could be better, but it is recognizable. This is for the latest versions of TomTom that uses the .ov2 files

If anyone with a different GPS wants a POI file I will attempt to convert the data with some software I have, just ask.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> NORTH CAROLINA

Richard Petty Museum

Branson Hill Road

Randleman NC (919) 495-1143</div></div>

Peter, I don't know how old the information is on this, but Branson Hill Road, Randleman North Carolina may not be the correct address.

Branson Hill Road is where Lee Petty's house, and the original home of Petty Enterprises is, and that is actually in Level Cross, North Carolina. Back when Lee Petty was alive, the Museum was at the family compound in Level Cross. As recent as four years ago, they had moved the Museum into a building in downtown Randleman, North Carolina.

With the Petty's moving the shop to Charlotte, the museum may have been moved back into Petty Enterprises on Branson Hill Road. Level Cross is where the shop actually is, but if there isn't a post office in Level Cross, then Randleman may be the correct address.

In either case, I'm not trying to put anyone in a spot, but if the Museum is still in Randleman, and a person goes to Branson Hill Road, you'll be putting people off the path by about 5-10 miles.

Another museum that is well worth the mention is Richard Childress Racing Museum in Welcome, North Carolina. After Dale Earnhardt was killed, they basically closed the entire shop and turned it into a museum. They left toolboxes, race cars, engine dynos, engines, hauler, etc. in the building. Even if you were never a Dale Earnhardt fan (I wasn't), this museum is very well done. The curator of the museum is Danny "Chocolate" Myers who was Earnhardt's longtime gas man. Another interesting point is that they have all of the animals that Dale Earnhart and Richard Childress had shot on their various hunting trips mounted.

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Anyone coming to Canada (Southern Ontario) should see the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village (25 miles from Detroit, Mi). Currently on display is Lindberg's Packard phaeton parade car for the next year.

The effort is supported by Members and Volunteers and came together as a goal set out by the then membership way back in 1954.

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