Quirky Attraction: Lane Motor Museum

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The Lane Motor Museum
Location: Nashville, Tennessee (702 Murfreesboro Pike)
When to visit: Open 10 am – 5 pm daily (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Cost: $9 adults, $3 kids
Time needed: At least 60 minutes
Website: www.lanemotormuseum.org

If you’re a fan of Jaguars, Audis, Fiats, and other non-American rides, check out Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum, which houses reportedly the largest collection of European vehicles in the U.S.

The huge 40,000-foot warehouse (in the former Sunbeam Bakery building) is the right size to show off the 400 or so automobiles in the collection of Jeff Lane, who started the museum in 2002.

Many of the cars are antiques, and some are prototypes that never came to market, including wooden cars, steam-powered cars, and a “Berger Reaction Car” that was powered by a rocket motor.

The Lane Motor Museum is a cool place to visit even if you’re not a serious car person. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

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  1. I love the little box Woody! We passed through Nashville last year, wish we had known this was there we would have stopped. Maybe next time. I love how you find all of these quirky places and I love that I can tuck them away for future trips!

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