At Lockton Motorsports, we like to visit car museums any chance we get. Explore our team’s Top 10 Car Museums in the U.S below, and let us know what you think.
1. Peterson Automobile Museum – Los Angeles, California
Number of cars: 100+
Special exhibit: The Porsche Effect – explores the history and significance behind the brand’s distinctive design.
Most interesting vehicle: Thelma and Louise Thunderbird
2. National Corvette Museum – Bowling Green, Kentucky
Number of cars: 80+
Special exhibit: Generations Exhibit – featuring one Corvette of each generation
Most interesting vehicle: “Before” models of each Corvette that was swallowed in the Skydome Sinkhole event in 2014.
3. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame – Indianapolis, Indiana
Number of cars: 75+
Special exhibit: Wining Cars of the Indianapolis 500 – More than 25 winners spanning the 107-year history of the race.
Most interesting vehicle: 1911 Marmon Wasp (1st winner of the Indianapolis 500)
4. America’s Car Museum – Tacoma, Washington
Number of cars: 300+
Special exhibit: Route 66: Sixties on 66 – 1960’s vehicles
Most interesting vehicle: 1994 Flintmobile from The Flintstones
5. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum – Birmingham, Alabama
Number of cars: 650+
Special exhibit: The world’s “best and largest” motorcycle collection.
Most interesting vehicle: 1964 Ferrari F-158
6. Antique Car Club of America – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Number of cars: 150+
Special exhibit: Tucker Automobiles – 48 automobiles, engines, mechanicals and automobilia from Tucker historian and collector David Cammack.
Most interesting vehicle: 1896 Ford Quadricycle
7. Henry Ford Museum – Dearborn, Michigan
Number of cars: 130+
Special exhibit: 3 main parks – Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour
Most interesting vehicle: 1928 Ford Model A Touring Car owned by Thomas Edison, John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Limousine and the Rosa Parks Bus
8. Lane Motor Museum – Nashville, Tennessee
Number of cars: 150+
Special exhibit: Eureka! Innovative Ideas that were ahead of Their Time
Most interesting vehicle: 1957 Renault Regal MKIII Convertible
9. Mullin Automotive Museum – Oxnard, California
Number of cars: 140+
Special exhibit: Large Collection of Bugattis
Most interesting vehicle: 1922 Bugatti Type 23
10. National Automobile Museum – Reno, Nevada
Number of cars: 200+
Special exhibit: Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame
Most interesting vehicle: The Golden DeLorean
Did we leave any gems off the list? What’s your favorite car museum? We’d love to know!