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Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum

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Not sure if I was in a hoarders episode

This was the second time I've been there and I am not sure if I love this place or hate it. Very... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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If you enjoy looking at old cars and toys this is your place

The trip to Fountain City is worth the trip in itself. The country side is stunning. There are... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2014
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“pedal cars”(8 reviews)
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See muscle cars, antique and classic cars, along with motorcycles, bicycles, wagons, over 125 pedal tractors, over 500 pedal cars, hundreds of antique dolls, and thousands of antique toys dating as far back as the 1800's. This collection includes...more
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W903 Elmers Rd, Fountain City, WI 54629-7715
+1 608-687-7221
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Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time I've been there and I am not sure if I love this place or hate it. Very valuable cars, motorcycles etc. piled on top of each other. A model T under a bunch of stuff. Behind other things was several...More

1  Thank simonpowered
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Approaching the farm site, you will notice Elmer also runs a salvage yard, which surrounds the musuem/homestead site. Apparently Elmer (he and his wife are still here and in their 70s) still lives here. Elmer sits in the shade and greets people, while trying to...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed August 5, 2014

The trip to Fountain City is worth the trip in itself. The country side is stunning. There are many signs to find your way out of the city to find Elmer's Museum. Elmer greets you as you arrive. One dollar less if you are over...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank epazota
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Elmer's will def take you back in time!! LOTS to see and alil history from the owner if you're lucky! All kinds of collections to see and bring memories back when you 'owned' or used or see alot of. . .

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank ddwess
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was one of the stops on the 2nd Annual Walleye 1000 Vintage Rally, two day, 500+ mile drive for vintage sports cars. This was absolutely one of the highlights of the trip. Elmer himself greeted us, took our $8 and explained how to walk...More

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank dave t
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a great place to see yesteryear. Just the collection of toy cars, the riding kind, is fantastic. You can't absorb it all in one trip. Take at least 3-4 trips.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Jan M
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Many car clubs end up here because of the great roads and scenery.This is a fantastic, man's lifetime collection (it looks like several lifetimes) of cars and all things mechanical and antiques and building after building of "stuff"- very valuable stuff, I might add. What...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Unbelievable. Millions of dollars in vintage autos, motorcycles and pedal toys. Situated on the top of the tallest bluff on the Mississippi River, so even the view is worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank LookinAllOver
Reviewed August 25, 2012

You have to drive through a junkyard to get to it, but don’t be fooled—this is a real museum. Three buildings filled with cars of all ages and styles. Over 700 kids’ pedal cars, again of all ages and styles. Bikes, motor scooters and motorcycles....More

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank travelingj0urnalist
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Response from Bernadette D | Property representative |
We are open 2 weekends a month from May to October. Please call 608 687 7221 for mor information. Thank you for your interest!