National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States

Field review by the editors.

Auburn, Indiana

If you like to stare at old cars, and you like to stare at them in big, old, shadowy, echoey factory buildings, then you'll love the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States. We can't decide if the spartan exhibit spaces are a plus or minus, but they're definitely different.

The buildings belonged to the Auburn Automobile Company in the 1920s. Now they're packed with museum vehicles that range in age from an Autowagon (1908) to the 10 millionth GMC pickup truck (2009).

There's also a sub-museum of vintage toy cars and trucks, and a snazzy GM "Futurliner," a super-streamlined bus-of-tomorrow from 1953.

Behind the museum there is a row of restored vintage roadside bungalows and a gas station.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States

Address:
1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place, Auburn, IN
Directions:
On the south edge of town. I-69 exit 126. Drive east one mile on Hwy 11A, then turn left onto Hwy 427 and drive north two miles. Turn right onto Buehrig Place just after you pass a big brown building (the Auburn Administration Building), and the museum will be straight ahead, in one of the old factory buildings.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
260-925-9100
RA Rates:
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