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Museums

Want to see Indiana’s automobiles up close? Here are some of several museums in the area that feature vehicles made in Indiana and their history.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Where: 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $12.50 adults, $7.50 ages 18 and younger, free for children 5 and younger; group and family rates available

Details: With more than 120 cars in its collection, the museum has the one of the largest number of Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles in the world.

Info: 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemusuem.org

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States

Where: 1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place, Auburn

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March to November; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from December to February

Cost: $7 adults, $4 ages 5 to 12

Details: Housed in two factory buildings used for testing and innovating Cord automobiles in the 1920s, the museum features a wide range of automobiles built in Auburn, including toy and model cars and trucks.

Info: 260-925-9100 or www.natmus.org

Kokomo Automotive Museum

Where: 1500 N. Reed Road, Kokomo

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Cost: $5

Details: The museum traces the history of Elwood Haynes, inventor of one of the first gas-powered automobiles. Its newest donation is a 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Town Sedan.

Info: 765-454-9999 or www.kokomoautomotivemuseum.org

The Studebaker National Museum

Where: 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $8 adults, $6.50 seniors ages 60 and older, $5 students ages 6 and older, free children 5 and younger

Details: The state-of-the-art facility has a collection of more than 120 vehicles, with 70 on display at one time. It includes a collection of Lincoln and Lafayette carriages purchased by Clement Studebaker that were displayed at the Studebaker’s Chicago Repository in the early 1900s.

Info: 574-235-9714 or www.studebakermuseum.org

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hall of Fame Museum

Where: 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March to October; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from November to February; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Cost: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 to 15, free for children 5 and younger

Details: The 96,000-square-foot museum is devoted to automobiles and auto racing, featuring more than 30 Indianapolis 500-winning cars and a rare 1925 McFarlan TV6 passenger roadster.

Info: 317-492-6784 or www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

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