Since the invention of the Model T, America's love of automobiles has spread into all levels of society, inspiring the drive-thru and parents to name their children "The Car Chase Scene from Bullitt." Bask in motorized bliss with today's Groupon: for $10, you get admission for two adults (a $20 value) to the Texas Museum of Automotive History, located in Fair Park. Children 17 and under are allowed reduced admission ($5–$6.50) during all regular museum hours.
Packed with historic racing, antique, and muscle cars, the Texas Museum of Automotive History showcases a selection of vehicles spanning more than 100 years of production. Inspecting Ford Model Ts from 1917 and 1924 or vintage Stutz and Packard horseless carriages mentally transports guests back to bygone days when brewing your own beer and talking during movies were still a crime. Restored Chevys and Austin Healeys embody the automotive themes of the '50s, and sleek Ferrari and Shelby racers chart the evolution of the speedster. Exhibits organize more than 100 glistening rides according to year and broad design themes using dioramas, historical displays, and nightly drag races at the local levy.
Machines line the cavernous garage space of the Grand Place Building in Fair Parks, home of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exhibition. Accenting the historic theme of the exhibits, the surrounding space features stylized mid-20th century art-deco murals, intricate architectural detailing, and papier mâché sculptures made from pages of The Fountainhead. The museum reaches out to at-risk youth with the Restoration Factory, teaching teens the science of automotive maintenance by upfitting the museum's collection.
1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75210