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“Overwhelming! (And quirky!)”

Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum
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Owner description: 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 cast-iron, pressed steel, tin wind-ups, Japanese tin, and battery operated toys. Toys are from the USA, Canada, Germany, England, Argentina, and France. We are open two weekends a month starting the weekend of Mother's Day. We are open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on those days. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), and $4 for students (6-17). (Children under 6 are free.) We also offer refreshments (ice cream, pop, chips, candy, etc.) in the house. Everyone is welcome to come on any of the dates we are open. We also cater to tour buses, car and truck clubs, and other groups that wish to make special arrangements in advance. Please call for more information. THE FOLLOWING DATES ARE WHAT WE HAVE LEFT OF OUR 2014 SEASON: July 4, 5, and 6 **SPECIAL** - Come celebrate the 4th with us! - Vintage tractors on display this weekend. See many vintage tractors from the 1930's, 40's, 50's, and more! July 19 and 20 - Wisconsin's "Best Kept Secret" - Come and see the largest museum of its kind in the Midwest Aug 2 and 3 - Stay the weekend in Fountain City. We have some of the most unique places to stay and the best dining establishments in the country. Aug 16 and 17 - Visit us now and stay the whole day. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the most spectacular view. Aug 30, 31 and Sept 1 **SPECIAL** - Bluegrass music by "Cedar Valley" beginning at 1:00pm on Monday, Sept. 1 - Enjoy a tour of the museum this weekend and then visit the Lion's Club Farm Fest for good food, music, and fun on Saturday and Sunday Sept 13 and 14 - Senior Citizen Weekend! *Discount and free refreshments for all senior citizens* Sept 27 and 28 **SPECIAL** - Vintage race cars on display. Visit with some of the local "Older" and "Newer" drives and crews. - See the #8 Monte Carlo Race Car previously driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Oct 4 and 5 - Enjoy the beauty of the spectacular autumn colors seen high above the Mississippi River Valley. This is one of the most spectacular views along the river. Oct 11 and 12 - Come and see the unbelievable collection of cars, cycles, dolls, toys, pedal tractors, pedal cars, and airplanes, antique tools, and much more! Oct 18 and 19 - This is our last weekend of 2014. Thanks for a great year! See you in 2015!
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

There is so much to see at Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum. Be sure to give yourself an entire morning or afternoon to see it all. There are all kinds of toys and cars, so if you have a particular love, I'm sure you'll find it there. There is no discernible organization to this museum, it is just several huge barns crammed with stuff. The owner's wife has a doll collection that is arranged on an antique car in their kitchen. The owners are friendly and love to chat about their collection. All ages will enjoy this, but older folks will revisit younger days with many of the toys and cars. Oh yes, must mention that it is located on a hill, and the view of the Missouri River is stunning.

Thank Candace R
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

There's a lot to look at and the owner was on site greeting people. Lots of old cars, bikes, scooters and peddle cars. If you are into older cars this is the place to see.

Thank fortjacksonmom
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

You will not believe it until you see it! Elmer's museum has more cars and pedal cars than I have ever seen in one place. All are displayed in large buildings that are easy to navigate and clean. The attendant at each building will answer any questions you have. Elmer was there to answer questions as well as his wife, Bernadette. Take time to get some pictures of the view of Fountain City from Elmer's yard.

Thank Dianne O
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

I was really not interested in stopping but she wanted to stop. I was pleasantly surprised with the variety and quantity of items. The highlight for me was a Daytona 500 and a Superbird, if you don't know what I'm talking about you're not a muscle car fan but this place should interest most people. There was a person in each building telling the history of the collection.

Thank Bobwis
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

Was on Vacation last year we had been trying to see this place but our timing was always off. Last year we called and they were kind enough to open up for the 7 of us.
When we arrived we were greeted by the son-in law. before the tour began more people began to show up until we had a group of 20 or more.
Loved the place walking around the barns was amazed at what Elmer has collected over the years. It was like going back to my child hood all over again. If ever in Wisconsin this is a place for adults and children alike.Really enjoyed the 3 hours we spent there and the son-in law who spent part of his day off to show us around was great. Elmer you have a gold mine of treasures from the past there.

Thank Jim O
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