Auburn, Indiana: Kruse Museums and Expo Center

Lots of World War II hardware, as well as monster trucks and the Batmobile.

Address:
5634 County Road 11A, Auburn, IN
Directions:
I-69 exit 326, drive west, then turn right onto General Doolittle Drive (look for the flagpoles).
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
260-927-9144
Admission:
Adults $10, 6-12 $6, Vets $4
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Victory Museum

We were on our way to vacationing in Michigan and were already planning to see a lot of cars. So we decided to skip the Cord-Deusenberg Museum and visited the Victory Museum [aka National Military History Center]. It featured a ton of period vehicles, mostly from World War II.

The admission also included a small display on local professional baseball players (including the local WWII women's league team similar to, "A League of Their Own"), and the Kruse Auto Museum, which includes race cars, drag racers, monster trucks, and some famous cars designed by Carl Casper: "General Lee" from the Dukes of Hazzard, "Kip" from Knight Rider, and the Batmobile).

The military and car portions alone were worth the price of admission.

[eric schansberg, 07/26/2014]

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Early Ford V-8 Foundation MuseumEarly Ford V-8 Foundation Museum, Auburn, IN - < 1 mi.
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National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United StatesNational Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States, Auburn, IN - 2 mi.
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Giant Tomato Soup Can, Napoleon, OH - 52 mi.

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