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Definitely worth the sidetrip

If you have any interest in automobilia at all stop here. It is overwhelming that anyone could... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Paul M
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Tacoma, Washington
Extraordinary Americana!

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

Reviewed August 18, 2018
ManhattanAdwoman
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Sherman, Connecticut
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24 Aug 2018
“Definitely worth the sidetrip”
18 Aug 2018
“Extraordinary Americana!”
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Attempted to stop while passing through town. This place was easy to find but was closed for restoration.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

If you have any interest in automobilia at all stop here. It is overwhelming that anyone could collect so much. Very interesting history behind the gathering of so much. The daughter gives a personal touch and welcome you into their home.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 18, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Extraordinary809792
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank smclevenger
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