Home / Top 25 Attractions / Best of the USA / Interstate Highway Guides / National Parks / State Highpoints / Road Trip Planning

TOP 25 AUTO & MOTORCYLE MUSEUMS IN THE USA


The United States is blessed with hundreds of auto & motorcycle museums. Some of these museums are focused on a specific brand or type of vehicle, whereas others offer a more eclectic collection. To help you make the best of your travel time, we have put together a highly-opinionated list of what we believe to be the top 25 auto & motorcycle museums in the United States. It is not an easy task to pick 25 museums out of a pool of hundreds, so this web-page will forever be a work-in-progress as we travel & visit more auto & motorcycle museums across the USA.

This top 25 auto & motorcycle museums list is sorted alphabetically by state (and not by quality or rank).

Share this page / follow us on Facebook!

/


STATE MUSEUM NAME TOWN / CITY HOW MANY VEHICLES? (as of December 2015)
Alabama BARBER VINTAGE MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM Birmingham "nearly 750 vintage and modern motorcycles plus Lotus & other race cars"
California PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Los Angeles "over 300 vehicles"
California NETHERCUTT MUSEUM Los Angeles "over 250 American and European automobiles"
California CALIFORNIA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM Sacramento "over 150 vehicles on display"
Colorado CUSSLER MUSEUM Arvada "over 100 automobiles from 1906 to 1965"
Florida MUSCLE CAR CITY MUSEUM Punta Gorda "over 200 muscle cars from the 50s to the 70s"
Florida TALLAHASSEE ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM Tallahassee "over 140 automobiles"
Florida REVS INSTITUTE, THE Naples "over 100 vehicles"
Illinois VOLO AUTO MUSEUM Volo "over 300 Classic and Muscle cars, many of which are for sale"
Indiana AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG MUSEUM Auburn "over 100 classic and antique vehicles"
Maine SEAL COVE AUTO MUSEUM, THE Seal Cove "over 100 antique autos and 30 motorcycles"
Michigan HENRY FORD, THE Dearborn "nearly 300 vehicles"
Michigan GILMORE CAR MUSEUM Hickory Corners "over 300 vintage automobiles and motorcycles"
Mississippi TUPELO AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM Tupelo "over 150 rare and collectible cars"
Nebraska MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SPEED Lincoln "over 100 show cars, race cars & production vehicles"
Nebraska CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION Kearney "200 Classic Cars"
Nevada NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM Reno "over 200 cars"
Nevada AUTO COLLECTIONS, THE Las Vegas "over 300 classic cars, racing cars, muscle cars, roadsters and more"
New York NORTHEAST CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM Norwich "over 160 classic and vintage vehicles"
North Carolina WHEELS THROUGH TIME TRANSPORTATION. MUSEUM Maggie Valley "over 250 rare antique American motorcycles and automobiles"
Oregon WESTERN ANTIQUE AEROPLANE & AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM Hood River "over 130 cars in the collection"
Pennsylvania ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA MUSEUM Hershey "over 100 beautifully restored and original automobiles"
Tennessee LANE MOTOR MUSEUM Nashville "150 unique cars & motorcycles; largest European collection in the U.S"
Washington LEMAY: AMERICA'S CAR MUSEUM Tacoma "250 vehicles in the permanent collection plus 100 more on exhibit loan"
Wisconsin HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM Milwaukee "over 450 motorcycles and artifacts"

XXX
The Auto Collections, Las Vegas, Nevada

RUNNER-UPS: MUSEUMS ALMOST GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TOP 25 LIST

Here are a list of other outstanding auto & motorcycle museums in the United States that we considered for the top 25 list above. Let us know if you think there are any other museums of this quality that we should be considering, either for this "runners-up" list or for the above top 25 list itself (email = gparsons66 @ hotmail.com).

STATE MUSEUM NAME TOWN / CITY HOW MANY VEHICLES? (as of December 2015)
Alaska FOUNTAINHEAD ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM Fairbanks "over 80 vehicles, including carriages, steamers, electric cars, speedsters,
cyclecars, midget racers and 30s classics"
Arkansas MUSEUM OF AUTOMOBILES Morrilton "50 vehicles on display, most dating before 1950"
California BLACKHAWK AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Danville "90 cars"
Colorado FORNEY TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Denver unknown
Colorado GATEWAY COLORADO AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM Gateway "more than 50 vehicles"
Florida SARASOTA CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM Sarasota "about 100 vintage cars"
Florida FORT LAUDERDALE ANTIQUE CAR MUSEUM Fort Lauderdale "over 25 antique cars dating as far back as year 1909"
Florida ELLIOTT MUSEUM Stuart "80 vehicles, with heavy focus on Ford Model A and AA's"
Illinois HISTORIC AUTO MUSEUM Roscoe "Over 75 historic autos"
Indiana STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM South Bend unknown
Indiana HOSTETLER'S HUDSON AUTO MUSEUM Shipshewana unknown
Kentucky NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM Bowling Green "over 50 Corvettes"
Maine OWLS HEAD TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Owls Head "over 50 vehicles, plus aircraft, antique bicycles, carriages, and motorcycles"
Nevada DON LAUGHLIN'S CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION Laughlin "over 80 of the world's most distinctive automobiles"
New York SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM, THE Saratoga Springs unknown
Ohio CANTON CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM Canton "Forty-five vintage autos on display"
Pennsylvania AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM Allentown "over 75 cars, trucks, motorcycles, & bikes"
Pennsylvania SIMEONE FOUNDATION AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Philadelphia "65 historically significant cars"
South Dakota PIONEER AUTO MUSEUM Murdo "300 vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors"
Tennessee HOLLYWOOD STAR CARS MUSEUM Gatlinburg "40 authentic vehicles from the movies, TV and music superstars"
Tennessee FLOYD GARRETT'S MUSCLE CAR MUSEUM Sevierville "over 90 muscle cars"
Tennessee RUSTY'S TV AND MOVIE CAR MUSEUM Jackson "over 25 cars that have been used in movies and TV"
Texas DICK'S CLASSIC GARAGE San Marcos "over 80 classic cars"
Virginia CAR AND CARRIAGE CARAVAN MUSEUM, THE Luray unknown
Virginia VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION Roanoke unknown




Please help support the future growth of Bigroads.com by making all your Amazon.com purchases through this link.
It doesn't cost you any extra, and we earn a referral fee for all purchases that you make, no matter what you buy.
  Home / Top 25 Attractions / Best of the USA / Interstate Highway Guides / National Parks / State Highpoints / Road Trip Planning
Travel & outdoor activities can be extremely dangerous. Use of this website and all of its information is at your own risk! We strongly believe in personal responsibility when it comes to staying safe. We will not be held liable for any injuries and/or death that occur.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
© www.bigroads.com / email: gparsons66@hotmail.com