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Extraordinary Americana!

This family collection is a labor of love. People who love old signs, car and racing memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sherman, Connecticut
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What a collection!

Wow this is a hidden little treasure. Guys dream place. Spent hours just wondering thru after... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Mead, Washington
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3 days ago
“Extraordinary Americana!”
14 Feb 2018
“What a collection!”
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This family collection is a labor of love. People who love old signs, car and racing memorabilia and anything connected to road trips will be fascinated. We had lots of fun.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Wow this is a hidden little treasure. Guys dream place. Spent hours just wondering thru after meeting the family and learning a little about the history. Totally recommend it.

1  Thank wasasavage
Reviewed November 30, 2017

I have lived in the area my whole life (30 years) and never knew about this place until I was lucky enough to be invited to an event held there. Walking into it is like walking into the secret garden of anything with wheels paradise....More

2  Thank Chirstina B
Reviewed October 3, 2017

When you are a car guy, have a tow service and keep your eyes open for items you can build this kind of massive collection. I went there for the Gas Up, a party for racers and a hall of fame installation every couple of...More

1  Thank Bonneville51
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit for anyone who has at least one bone of nostalgia in them! I always recommend this stop to car clubs who pass through my restaurant in town. Catered a group staying at Flying Flags campground, and suggested they see if...More

1  Thank just...d
Reviewed October 22, 2016

The museum has been in the Mendenhall family for decades and is tastefully decorated with car memorabilia, cars, and automotive-related items. Even the kitchen is cleverly set up in the style of the 50's. The owners are meticulous in keeping up what their father had...More

3  Thank nanookune47
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was a secret and a good one that got out Such a fun evening there trying to take in all the vintage signs, cars and music Really a work of love of two generations What a gift to all who have the chance to...More

2  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Great collection. Tour guide fabulous .allow 2 hours. Not just Petroliana but a look into the life of a racer and his passion. Great local facts.

1  Thank smclevenger
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This was a great tour. Mark & Vickie were so amazing. We had such a great time. Their collection is beyond believe. If you are ever out this way it is something you need to do

2  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed July 23, 2016

The owners are very accommodating. Plan on a few hours just looking at all the collected items. Any car buff would feel right at home and enjoy spending time looking at all the wide and varied collection of automobile signs, historical memorabilia, and unique items....More

1  Thank mtymouz
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