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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 October 22, 2017

This place is absolutely amazing! Three barns crammed with cars, from 1930's Rolls Royces to a Corvette with 5 miles on it. Motorcycles of every age and description, pedal cars, (hundreds -- and you'll find the one you had) bicycles, doodle bugs, whizzers, If you had something motorized, you'll probably find it here. Then there are the toys. Thousands and thousands of them. All neatly arranged, dusted and clean and well displayed. This museum is a labor of love and hidden on top of the bluff above the Mississippi... heck, the view of the river from Elmer's alone is worth the trip! it's not always open: Check the website for open days. The days it is open are well worth planning a trip around. It can be a destination, not a "stiop by."

Thank whitefish2
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

If you are into cars, especially muscle cars, this place is awesome, but does have a few drawbacks. The forethought that Elmer had to acquire this collection is amazing.He purchased new, a 69 Dodge Daytona and 70 Plymouth Superbird, and then hardly drove them. The Daytona only has 300 miles on it. Now the drawbacks; no photos allowed of the collection, cars parked too close together, and dimly lit buildings. Even with those issues, I plan to visit again next year.

Thank na51avg
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in the area! Large buildings with car collections of unique models and variety of cars motorcycle 's bicycles. Also a huge building full of antique toys Brought back memories of my childhood!

Thank SCBegl
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

We could not even get down the rows to see anything.
Too crowded. You cant get a walker or wheel chair down the rows of cars. You do not need to display 3 of the same cars. Maybe you could take 2 out and make room so if you charge people to get in they can actually get in. We were there to see the peddle cars they were way high up and to far away to get a good look at them.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

The collections is jammed into far too small of an area. Had this been in a proper building, with decent displays, it could be the #1 tourist attraction in the Midwest. The collection is great, but too much stuff jammed in , under, behind, and over there, in the dimly lit areas.

No Cameras allowed, no pictures period.

Buildings are almost dark, very poor lighting, yes it is THAT DARK.

1  Thank jaspermunch
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