Museums

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America's greatest automobile museums


United States

 Eastern United States 

AACA Museum, Hershey, Pennsylvania. 90 cars on display.[23] Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.[24 America On Wheels, Allentown, PA, United States      Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, Speedway, Indiana, United States Eastern United States[edit] AACA Museum, Hershey, Pennsylvania. 90 cars on display.[23] Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.[24] America On Wheels, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 75 cars, trucks & motorcycles.[25] Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, Madison, Georgia. This museum has closed and the cars sold.[26] Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo NY. Features a Frank Lloyd Wright gas station.[27] Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Plattsburg, NY. 25 cars plus model trains.[28] Cole Land Transportation Museum, Bangor, ME. Anything with wheels. Open in summer only.[29] Frick Car & Carriage Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Temporarily closed (2015).[30] Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, MA. Eclectic collection of cars, motorcycles and artifacts.[31] Memory Lane Motorsports & Historic Auto Museum, Mooresville, NC. Specializes in motor sports.[32] Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection, North Miami, FL. 200 cars and other vehicles.[33] Muscle Car City, Punta Gorda, FL. 200 GM muscle cars.[34] Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.[24] Northeast Classic Car Museum, Norwich, New York. 160 cars.[35] Old Spokes Auto Museum, New Smithville, PA. Small collection of mostly Hudsons.[36] Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine. 50 cars from 1885-1940, plus airplanes, motorcycles and other forms of transportation.[37] Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.[24] Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY. Cars and artifacts.[38] Seal Cove Auto Museum, Seal Cove, Maine. 50 cars and motorcycles from 1895-1917.[39] Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Philadelphia, PA. 65 racing sports cars.[40] Named one of America’s best car museums by Autoweek[41] and Jalopnik.[42] Tallahassee Automotive Museum, Tallahassee, FL. 130 cars plus a wide variety of other collectibles.[43] Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, Pinellas Park, Florida. 58 cars.[44] The William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. 35 cars on display.[45]  

Central United States

America’s Packard Museum (The Citizens Motorcar Co.), Dayton OH. 60 Packards.[46] Antique Car Museum of Iowa, Coralville, IA. 90 cars.[47] Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, Indiana. 120 cars on display.[48] Named one of America’s greatest car museums by Autoweek.[41] Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham, AL. 50 Lotus race cars, large motorcycle collection.[49] Beller Museum, Romeoville IL. 70 cars, mostly from 1928-33. Not open to the public.[50] British Transportation Museum, Dayton OH. 30 British cars. Not open in 2015 because moving locations.[51] Canton Classic Car Museum, Canton, OH. 40 cars.[52] City Garage Car Museum, Greeneville, TN. 40 cars.[53] Classic Car Collection, Kearney, NE. 200 cars.[54] Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, Cleveland, Ohio. About 90 cars, mostly horseless carriages.[55] Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.[24] Dick's Classic Garage Car Museum, San Marcos, TX. 80 cars.[56] Dream Car Museum, Evansville, Indiana. About 60 cars.[57] Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit, Michigan. Birthplace of the Ford Model T and the oldest car factory building on Earth open to the general public (built 1904).[58] Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, Michigan. 300 vehicles.[59] GM Heritage Center, Sterling Heights, Michigan. 600 GM cars. Not open to the public[60] Hemken Collection, Williams IA. 50 cars. Open Wednesdays and Fridays, May–October.[61] Henry Ford Museum (Ford Motor Company), Dearborn, Michigan. Cars, artifacts, historical displays.[62] Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC,[24] Autoweek[41] and Edmunds.[63] Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum, Shipshewana IN.[64] Named as one of the most interesting car museums in the country by Popular Mechanics.[65] Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Speedway, Indiana.[66] Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC[24] and Autoweek.[41] Kansas City Automotive Museum, Olathe,KS. 40 cars.[67] Kokomo Automotive Museum, Kokomo, IN. 100 cars plus memorabilia.[68] Lane Motor Museum, Nashville, Tennessee. 300 cars.[69] Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC,[24] Jalopnik,[42] and Popular Mechanics.[65] National Automotive & Truck Museum, Auburn, IN. Adjacent to the better-known Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum.[70] National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky. 70 cars.[71] Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC[24] and Edmunds.[63] National Packard Museum, Warren, OH. 40 Packards.[72] Pioneer Village, Minden, NE 350 Cars Including the Oldest Buick in existence [73] Pontiac-Oakland Museum & Resource Center, Pontiac, IL. Cars and memorabilia.[74] R. E. Olds Transportation Museum, Lansing, MI. 60 REOs and Oldsmobiles.[75] Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, Lincoln, NE. Gearhead Nirvana.[76] Stahls Automotive Foundation, Chesterfield, MI. 80 cars, mostly from the 1930s and 40s. Open Tuesdays.[77] Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, Indiana. Historic Studebakers, Packards and artifacts.[78] Named one of the best car museums in the country by Edmunds[63] and Popular Mechanics.[65] Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo, Mississippi. 100 cars.[79] Vehicle Vault Auto Gallery, Parker, CO. 50 Cars. Family Owned Collection. Open to the public.[80] Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL. 50 cars, eclectic collection.[81] Named one of the most interesting car museums in the country by Popular Mechanics.Popular Mechanics.[65] Walter P. Chrysler Museum (Chrysler Group), Auburn Hills, Michigan. Not open to the public.[82] Named one of the best car museums in the country by Autoweek.[41] Wheels O' Time Museum, Peoria, IL. Eclectic local historical displays.[83] Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum, Marysville, MI. 10 Wills cars. Open 2nd Sundays only.[84] Wisconsin Automotive Museum, Hartford, WI. 105 cars.[85] Ypsilanti Auto Heritage Museum, Ypsilanti, MI. Features Hudson, Tucker, Kaiser-Frazer and Corvair.[86]  

Western United States

Academy of Art University Automobile Museum. Located in San Francisco, California on the campus of Academy of Art University with a Forbes estimated car value of $70 million.[87] Allen Unique Autos, Grand Junction, CO. Private collection of Tammy Allen.[88] America's Car Museum, Tacoma, Washington. 350 cars.[89] The Auto Collections, Las Vegas NV. Rotating collection of 300 cars.[90] Automobile Driving Museum, El Segundo, California. 130 cars.[91] Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville CA. 50 cars.[92] Named one of America’s greatest car museums by Autoweek.[41] California Automobile Museum, Sacramento, California. 150 cars.[93] Cussler Museum, Arvada, CO. 100 cars, open in summer only.[94] Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks Alaska. 80 vehicles.[95] Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.[24] The Franklin Auto Museum, Tucson AZ. Collection of Franklin cars.[96] Gateway Auto Museum, Gateway, CO. 50 cars.[97] J.A. Cooley Museum, San Diego. 20 cars plus memorabilia.[98] LeMay Family Collection, Tacoma, WA. 500 cars plus other vehicles and automotive artifacts.[99] Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin, CA. Private collection open to public that houses approximately 75 rare and exotic automobiles including Ferrari and Lamborghini. Martin Auto Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Small private collection open to public.[100] Mullin Automotive Museum, Oxnard, California. Collection of art deco French cars. Open only 10 days a year.[101] Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC,[24] Autoweek,[41] and Jalopnik.[42] Murphy Auto Museum, Oxnard, CA. 60 cars plus model trains.[102] Museum of Automobiles, Morrilton, AR. 50 cars.[103] National Automobile Museum, Reno, Nevada. 200 cars.[104] Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC,[24] Autoweek,[41] and Edmunds.[63] The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar CA. 250 cars.[105] Named one of America’s greatest car museums by Autoweek.[41] Nostalgia Street Rods, Goldstrom's Automobile Collection, Las Vegas, NV. 75+ cars plus memorabilia Penske Racing Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona. Racing cars and artifacts.[106] Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California. Large collection of cars, other vehicles and artifacts.[107] Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC,[24] Autoweek,[41] and Edmunds.[63] San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego, CA. Cars and motocycles.[108] Toyota USA Automobile Museum (Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.), Torrance, California. Not generally open to the public.[109] Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon. 130 cars plus large collection of antique planes.[110] Woodland Auto Display, Paso Robles, California. Focus is on motor sports.[111]

Italy

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo is Alfa Romeo's official museum, located in Arese, and displaying a permanent collection of Alfa Romeo cars and engines. After being closed down in 2011, the museum reopened in June 2015.



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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines. Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and more. We are open Tuesday through Sunday for General Admission and there is always something new and exciting happening here. We offer many different types of events including our world famous Demo Days, Special Events, Special Exhibits and more. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.  Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Brumos Porsche Museum

The cars are a private collection of Dano Davis, the ex owner of the local Brumos dealerships that include Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Lexus.  The cars include several of the Brumos Porsche racing cars over the years including the amazing 917-10 Turbo that dominated CanAm for a few years.  It included several of Peter Gregg's racing cars that raced in the 60's and 70's.  It also includes some of the best Millers in the country.  These are old Indy racers from the 1920's.  They even have a Jaguar F1 car on the wall.   There were street cars as well.  One of these is the very famous and valuable Porsche 550 Spyder.  This model is famous because it is what James Dean was driving when he was killed in an accident in California.