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
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