About this trip idea

Auburn , once a rich hub of auto manufacturing, is now a hub for transportation heritage with museums about planes, trains and automobiles. The museums offer a Passport ticket, so pick one up at your first stop. Here you’ll pay regular admission, then receive discounted admission to the others.

Planes and Trains
Discover the people who designed, built, flew and maintained vintage aircraft at the Hoosier Air Museum located at the DeKalb County Airport. Committed to preserving military aviation history, the museum collection includes two WWI French Nieuport fighters and a Cobra Helicopter.

In Garrett, about 10 minutes west of Auburn, the Garrett Historical Railroad Museum   awaits. Located in a restored early 1900s Baltimore & Ohio freight station, the exhibit tells the story of Garrett’s history and includes a scale model railroad, post office railcar and Chesapeake & Ohio caboose.

Its Namesake
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum , a National Historic Landmark,exhibits over 120 cars ranging from 1894 to 1999. The exhibit is housed in the original Act-Deco headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company, the creators of Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles.

Next door, in the former manufacturing building is the National Automotive and Truck Museum . Also a National Historic Landmark, NATMUS (for short) exhibits post World War II cars, muscle cars, trucks and 1908 “high wheelers” to current production pickups.

Their annual Labor Day weekend festival, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival  , celebrates its auto heritage with an ACD auto cruise-in, Kruse car auction and parade.

All Under One Roof
The American Heritage Village is home to two museums: The National Military History Center and the Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum. The Military History center offers a compelling World War II story. The Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum features a variety of vehicles: from carriages to race cars to movie cars and even Carl Casper hot rods.

Newest Addition to the Collection
The newest addition to Auburn’s collection of automotive history museums is the Early Ford V-8 Museum , honoring Ford Motor Company’s 1932-1953 influence on American auto history. In 2010, the Andy Granatelli Hall of Fame Museum

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

260-925-1444
automobilemuseum.org

Dekalb County Visitor Bureau

877-833-3282
dekalbcvb.org

Hoosier Air Museum

260-927-0443
hoosierairmuseum.org

Garret Historical Railroad Museum

260-357-3002
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National Automotive and Truck Museum

260-925-9100
natmus.org

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

260-925-3600
acdfestival.org

American Heritage Museum

260-927-9144
dkvfoundation.org

Early V-8 Ford Museum

FordV8Foundation.org

Andy Granatelli Hall of Fame Museum

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