Maricopa, Arizona: Dwarf Car Museum

The "Father of the Dwarf Car," Ernie Adams, hand-builds operational classic car replicas at 5/8 scale. It can take years to make one, and usually something is in progress.

52954 West Halfmoon Rd., Maricopa, AZ
Near Phoenix on I-10, Exit 164 to AZ-347 south, turn right on W Century Rd, left on N Warren Rd, and right on W Half Moon Rd. It's the first property on the right.
Daily 9-4 (call ahead on weekends) (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Donations welcomed.
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Dwarf Car Museum

Dwarf cars and old stuff -- so awesome. The people are so nice; you could just sit down at the table and talk to them for hours. A different must must-see.

[Sheila Norman, 07/01/2021]

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Dwarf Car Museum

Really nice people running the Dwarf Car Museum. Lots of cool information about the building process.

[Adam, 05/13/2019]
Dwarf Car Museum

Ernie was building another car when we arrived. He put on a video for us to watch that told about his work. He was very gracious and talked about his cars and museum.

[Gayle Kerch, 10/07/2016]

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Dwarf Car Museum

What an amazing stop. The craftsmanship and friendliness of the shop was awesome. Ernie's got an amazing passion and imagination for cars!

[Rocky, 06/03/2015]

Dwarf cars.

Dwarf Car Museum

Amazing, made from scratch, actual fully functional 5/8th size replicas of classic American cars, such as a '49 Mercury. Meet Eddie Adams himself. You'll be awestruck.

[George Gruel, 03/21/2015]

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