Roadsters to Batmobiles in Florida car museums

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1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster (credit: Tallahassee Automobile Museum)

1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster (credit: Tallahassee Automobile Museum)

Florida Vacation Guide for car enthusiasts

Sure Florida is about sun and beaches, but there’s lots more to see, especially on a hot day if you want to be indoors. If you’ve got a hankering for all things cars, from hot rods to antiques, Florida has sites for vintage cars throughout the state. Want to stop into a Florida car museum? Checkout our list below:

Automobile Museum, Tallahassee

From a 1860 Lincoln’s Horse-drawn Hearse and a 1909 Hupmobile Runabout to a 1978 Chevy Corvette Silver Anniversary model and a 1992 Batmobile from Batman Returns, the auto collection is the main focus among other collectables such as cash registers and bicycles.
  • Cost: $16/adult, $10.75/students, $7.50/children, Free/children 4 and under
  • Where: 6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Antique Car Museum, Fort Lauderdale

This 18,000 square-foot museum replicates a Packard showroom with more than 22 pre-war Packard automobiles. From Roadsters with compartments for golf clubs to a 1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton with a self-lubrication system for its chassis, each car is in condition to still run. There are also wind-up dashboard clocks, hood ornaments, custom gear shift knobs, and hundreds of items to look through.

  • Cost: $8/adult, $5/seniors, Free/children 11 and under
  • Where: 1527 S.W. 1st. Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315

Classic Car Museum, Sarasota

As far as a continuously operating antique car museum goes, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum is the second oldest in the States. It will take you a minimum of an hour to walk through the entire collection, including John Lennon’s Mercedes-Benz roadster and the Rolls Royce collection of  John and Mable Ringling.
  • Cost: $9.85/adult, $8.50/seniors, 6.50/children 6-12; Free/children 5 and under
  • Where: 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

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