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Austin Car Museums

This is your guide to Austin area car and transportation museums including, train, airplane and military museums.

From horses to trains, to automobiles and airplanes, advances in transportation were crucial to our economic and social development.

It's easier to crush cars than to preserve them. That is why it is such a worthy cause to support our area museums.

Below is our list of transportation museums in the central Texas area.

Austin Rock and Roll Car Museum

Austin Car Museum

The Austin Rock and Roll Car Museum has an eclectic collection of rare vehicles and one-of-a-kind art objects. The collection includes the original "Ghostbuster's" Caddie as well as cars previously owned by John Lennon and President John F. Kennedy.

Location

Austin Rock and Roll Car Museum
4117 Commercial Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78744
www.AustinCarMuseum.org
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Open the First and Third Saturday of every month from 10 am - 3 pm.
Admission is $3 per person; children under 12 are free Free parking.
Phone number is (512) 383-1660; to arrange group tours (512) 710-6055

Texas Military Forces Museum

res-texas military forces museum

"Since its inception, the museum has amassed an impressive collection of historical material and now houses more that 10,000 three-dimensional artifacts, 6,000 books, 20,000 historic photographs, more than three dozen historical military vehicles and artillery pieces, and over 600 linear feet of archival material. New items are added to this already significant collection each week."

There is no charge for admission to the museum, but donations are always welcome.

The current entrance is on Maintenance Drive.

A photo I.D. for all adults is required for entry onto Camp Mabry. In addition, Camp Mabry regulations require motorcycle riders to wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and a motorcycle helmet. If for any reason the gate guards refuse you entry to the post to visit the museum, please have them call us at 782-5659 and we will make arrangements to bring you to the museum.

Location

Texas Military Forces Museum
2200 West 35th St
open: Tue.-Sun. 10am-4pm
tel: 512-782-5659
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Dick's Classic Garage

Dick's Classic Garage Automotive Museum Dick's Classic Garage is an automotive museum located in San Marcos, Texas. It was founded by Dick Burdick, a Texas businessman and avid car collector.

Dick's Classic Garage automotive museum showcases American vehicles and memorabilia from the 1930s though the 1950s and displays a 1948 Tucker Sedan (chassis number 1050; this is the lowest mileage Tucker with 0.4 miles on the odometer). The museum also includes a restoration area.

Dick Burdick also founded the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History located in Rosanky, Texas. This museum was opened in 1980 and was closed in 2012. Some of the collection was auctioned off and the remainder of the collection was moved to Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos.

Dick's Classic Garage hosts a cruise-in on the third Saturday of each month.

Location

Dick's Classic Garage
120 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-878-2406
www.dicksclassicgarage....

National Museum of the Pacific War

National Museum of the Pacific War

"The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. Located on a six-acre site, the Museum includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Pacific Combat Zone, Plaza of Presidents, Memorial Courtyard, Japanese Garden of Peace, and (opening soon) the Nimitz Education and Research Center."

Location

National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-8600
www.pacificwarmuseum.or...

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