Dream Car Museum
Our first family vacation of the year took place after a pretty successful softball tournament that saw our daughter’s team go 4-2 for the weekend. It was a short vacation but worth every penny.
One of the places we visited was a small, free museum stocked with some way cool blasts from the past. At first, we didn’t expect much, it was a free museum after all.
We had to pay almost $50.00 to enter the Kentucky Science Center and that place absolutely was not worth the money. So, really, how cool could a free museum be?
Way totally freakin cool is how cool THIS free dream car museum is. Planning a trip around this museum would be a great way to go for any car guy or girl.
Located at 2400 N HEIDELBACH AVE, EVANSVILLE, IN 47711 stands the Dream Car Museum, an awesome free museum filled with great classic cars, gas pumps, mechanic equipment and even some guitars used by rock stars from today and yesterday.
The first thing we noticed upon arrival, to the dream car museum, was the cleanliness of the place. Remember how I wasn’t expecting much from this free museum? Well, as you can see from the first photo how wrong I was. This place is kept clean and inviting.
Not only do they have some great vehicles on display but they also have some top notch memorabilia there as well. Such items like the life size Chicken Guy my youngest daughter needed a picture with. Of course, we all know him as Harlan Sanders, but to her he’s the Chicken Guy. lol
It’s not a big place by any means. In fact, the dream car museum holds only about 60 cars on display. It’s not a place to go to eat up a big chunk of your vacation. It is a great place to start, especially if you need to get out of your vehicle for a leg stretch and potty break.
Inside, they have some great items from days gone by, a real treat for nostalgia fans. I wouldn’t say it’s like talking a walk back in time since there is too much modern stuff here, but it’s really close. They even have some life sized mannequins dressed in the clothing from yesteryear that absolutely look creepy but in a good way.
For a long while I was not a fan of the Fast and Furious movies. Then, one day, there was nothing on the idiot box except a marathon of the Vin Diesel/Paul Walker films. My wife and I soon became fans. We didn’t know what cars where in this museum before we went, but they have the original Dodge Charger Diesel used in the first movie.
Walking through the museum took me a little back in time, well, at least to the 70’s and 80’s when I fully learned to appreciate great cars.
As a product of the 80’s one of the first great cars I had limited contact with was, of course, another Dodge Charger. One in which my first crush often took rides with her fiery cousins as they tried to outwit and out ride the local Sheriff and his inept deputy. By now you should realize I am speaking of the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard. Great memories come bubbling to the surface seeing this car on display, creepy Uncle Jesse notwithstanding.
The hour or so we spent taking in the sights at the Dream Car museum was an hour well spent. Even our girls, who are way too young to appreciate great classic cars, enjoyed their time there. The museum even has some classic motorcycles as well.
So, if you find yourself near Evansville, Indiana, make sure you stop by the Dream Car Museum and make sure you stick a little cash in the donation jar. Oh, and did I mention everything is for sale in the museum?