Like specialty museums? Then you’ll enjoy this charming little museum just east to Tallahassee. Whether you’re into cars or not, this museum is likely to overwhelm you with a collection of antique and modern cars of all types, shapes and sizes. They’ve got cars dating back to 1894, through fancy sports car of limited models (e.g. the 1948 Tucker Torpedo) all the way up to sci-fi Batmobiles. Each of those cars has a short description of the history behind the car highlighting what makes this car special. Without a doubt, this is a very impressive collection.
The official website has the background for this wonderful little museum :
The Tallahassee Automobile Museum, located in Tallahassee, Florida, opened to the public in May 1996. Our museum was born of DeVoe Moore’s [..] project. […]
In 1999, our Museum was privileged to receive the AACA First Place Award: #1 Museum in the United States for the Preservation of Antique Cars!
In 2007, after out-growing the original facility, our museum was moved to its current facility. The main museum building is 100,000 square feet – triple the size of the original facility. It houses two floors of mostly American cars and a wonderful collection of Americana. […]
Currently, our museum displays over 140 automobiles. Our collection is quite diverse. Automobiles range from an 1894 Duryea, one of the oldest automobiles manufactured in the United States, to a 2010 Camaro customized to look like a Pontiac Trans Am. The 1860 horse-drawn funeral hearse reported to have carried Abraham Lincoln is also on display. Our Batman collection has grown to include three Batmobiles –including the original cars used in the movies Batman Returns and Batman Forever, the Batmobile and Batcycle from the TV series, the Yellow Duck and the original Batboat used in the movie Batman Returns. In addition to the vehicles mentioned above, there are many other unique and rare vehicles. Over 20 of the vehicles are national champion cars. […]
Since I don’t know anything about these cars, and the little I read I already forgot, I’ll just let you form an impression of the diversity of the collection. It really goes on and on endlessly and it’s all quite impressive and very beautiful.
The museum also hosts lots of collectibles showcasing some of American history, though that part was nowhere near as impressive or interesting to me.
If you’re in Tallahassee and looking for something to do this is a good way to spend an hour or two. If you’re into cars, this is a definite DO NOT MISS.