Fountain City, Wisconsin: Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum

Elmer Duellman was born poor, grew up to own a successful salvage yard, and has spent his Golden Years obsessively buying cars, toys, and everything else that catches his eye.

Address:
W903 Elmers Rd, Fountain City, WI
Directions:
From downtown drive up the bluff on Hwy 95 to County Rd G. Turn left onto Elmer Rd, drive past perhaps past thousands of junker cars, turn left onto Bernadette Drive, and you'll see the museum buildings, atop a bluff overlooking Fountain City and the Mississippi River.
Hours:
Mid-May - Nov. Sa-Su 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
608-687-7221
Admission:
Adults $8.00
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Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum

Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum could actually be five museums in one, so big that one can look all day and still not see everything. It has over 100 antique, classic and muscle cars; over 100 motorcycles, Harleys, Indians, Cushmans, Doodle bugs, Vespas, Hondas, and the list goes on. A large collection of antique dolls; over 700 pedal cars, pedal airplanes, and pedal tractors; an antique tool collection; many riding toys; an antique indoor car-go-round amusement ride; and an enormous toy collection covering miles of shelves.

[Bernie, 09/01/2005]

As of 2012, Elmer Duellman was still obsessively adding to his already obsessively large collection. It currently fills five barns and sheds.


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