Warm Springs, Georgia: Art In Motion Museum

Three small museums, including one that has a scooter once ridden by the Three Stooges, and another that's nothing but photo-ops of old motorcycles posed in front of hand-painted backdrops.
Address:
85 Broad St., Warm Springs, GA
Directions:
Downtown. From US Hwy 27 (BP station) continue east at the stoplight onto Hwy 41/Broad St. You'll quickly see the museum on the right; look for the old gas pump.
Hours:
F-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6 (Call to verify)
Phone:
770-502-0028
Admission:
One museum $5, all three $12
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Art in Motion. Art In Motion Museum

Opened by Preston Evans, a retired auctioneer, as a way to display the items he wanted for himself. There are actually three museums in a small compound. Art In Motion has the widest range of stuff, including a scooter once ridden by the Three Stooges, a jukebox made from the tail end of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, and Harry Houdini's handcuffs.

Foto Excursion is an all-photo-op museum featuring old motorcycles in front of home-made motorcycle-centric backgrounds. Sit on a motorcycle that looks like the one ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape -- in front of a backdrop of hand-painted barbed wire.

The third museum, Building 66, focuses on motorcycle racing at Daytona, and has a replica Captain America chopper from Easy Rider. Preston obviously built his attraction to appeal to motorcyclists, but there's enough odd stuff to satisfy the general public.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 09/16/2012]

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