History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.
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- $12 for admission for two ($24 value)
- $24 for admission for four ($48 value)
Named after prolific inventor Sterling Elliott, Elliott Museum documents the history of Martin County. It's so much a part of local life that it's hard to tell where the museum ends and Martin begins—literally. The award-winning green building was designed to blend in with the local landscape, and its exterior matches the colors and textures of the sand and rock prevalent in the area.
The natural-looking walls aren't the main attraction, though. That would be the museum's interior, which for more than 50 years has housed exhibits pertaining to the history of the state and region with a focus on technology, art, and history. The museum features a three-story mechanical car racking system, displaying more than 80 rare and vintage automobiles. One of the mainstays of the permanent collection is an exhibit tracing the county's evolution, from its founding to the present day. However, the same collection touches on national topics, too. Currently on display is an exhibit called "Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americans", and there's also an exhibit on the history of personal transportation, and another one on baseball, stocked with paraphernalia such as signed cards and vintage bats.